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Dr George Taleporos -  My Home, Your Workplace...Disability & Sexuality Forum
Dr George Taleporos -  My Home, Your Workplace...Disability & Sexuality Forum
Dr George Taleporos -  My Home, Your Workplace...Disability & Sexuality Forum
Dr George Taleporos -  My Home, Your Workplace...Disability & Sexuality Forum
Dr George Taleporos -  My Home, Your Workplace...Disability & Sexuality Forum
Dr George Taleporos -  My Home, Your Workplace...Disability & Sexuality Forum
Dr George Taleporos -  My Home, Your Workplace...Disability & Sexuality Forum
Dr George Taleporos -  My Home, Your Workplace...Disability & Sexuality Forum
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Dr George Taleporos - My Home, Your Workplace...Disability & Sexuality Forum

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Presentation by Dr George Taleporos at the My Home, Your Workplace...Disability & Sexuality Forum -
Enabling people with disabilities to express and fulfill their sexual identity, needs and desires.
Forum held on Wednesday 18 April 2012
Further information visit www.field.org.au

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  • 1. By Benjamin Seaman
  • 2. “Pete and I met on Intro Line.I called him to me and theUniverse brought us together.He is the one true love of mylife. Pregnant with our secondchild, I feel complete. I’mhappy in a way that I’ve neverbeen before.This body has finally donesomething right. My disabilityis irrelevant where it reallycounts. I’m all woman. I cangive and receive sexualpleasure. I have the ability tocreate and to nurture humanlife. I can love. That’s whatmatters in the end …
  • 3. … People with disabilities love just like anyone else.We have the right to a sex life. But we also have theright to relationships and family… We are oftendenied the right to such fulfilment. Ableist attitudesmake it hard for us to form intimate relationships. Oursociety has a long way to go. But we must not allowthat to stop us from finding happiness.Katie Ball (1966-2004) – Intimate Encounters
  • 4. The barriers…• Physical• Social isolation• Attitudinal• Emotional• Parental• Learning
  • 5. Sexuality – A Rights Framework …1. The right to be treated as an adult2. The right to knowledge (accessible information)3. The right to sexual expression4. The right not to be at the mercy of the individual sexual attitudes of carers/support workers5. The right not to be privacy6. The right to take risks
  • 6. What we need from services …• Holistic supports• Sex positive• Glbti friendly• Innovation• Community minded• Flexible and responsive• Individualised• Willingness to take risks
  • 7. Sexual Facilitation …• Facilitated sex is defined as assistance in performing a sexual activity supplied by someone who provides personal care or assistance to a client. This assistance could include positioning the disabled person for masturbation or for sex with a partner, helping her or him undress, assisting with stimulation for the disabled person or for that person’s disabled sexual partner, transferring the person to a bed or couch, transporting her or him to a partner’s residence, purchasing condoms, or providing reminders about using birth control (Mona, 2003; Tepper, 2000b) and soliciting the services of sex workers (Shuttleworth, 2004; 2000).
  • 8. Sexuality and Disability Alliance …• Sexuality and Disability Alliance (SDA) is a group for and by people with disabilities, and those with an interest in the area of sexuality and disability. SDA aims to promote sexual rights, in addition to portraying positive and diverse representations regarding the sexuality of people with disabilities. It also aims to provide a supportive forum for the discussion of issues related to sexuality and disability.• You Can Find Us on Facebook

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