Friday, 29 May 2015

Let's Talk About Sex: Enhance the UK - Undressing Disability



The 'Undressing Disability' Campaign is being run by Enhance the UK, a charity that offers disability training awareness as well as support in lots of areas of disability

'Undressing Disability' is a programme focused on sex education, positive body image and allowing disabled people to talk about sexual health despite their disability. They have a blog, support groups and a Love Lounge were questions about sex can be asked by the public, and answered by 'sexperts.'

The charity are also publishing a book with real-life stories from disabled people and their experiences with sex, dating and relationships.  I sent my chapter off the other week and received a great response. My story was quite hard to write as it was about my first love and before I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, so I was going through quite a lot at the time. It was difficult to write but very cathartic, and I'm thrilled to be part of such a great campaign.

Times have moved on; sex is discussed a lot more openly now but there is still a stigma surrounding disabled people and sex, and that needs to change. We want it just as much as the next person.
 
What do you think? Would you talk openly about your sex life?
 
Sarah x

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