Psst! We Really Need To Talk -- About Sex
October 5, 2004
TORONTO, ONTARIO--The answer: "This game helps young people with disabilities to break down barriers to understanding their sexuality."
The question: "What is SexAbility Jeopardy?"
SexAbility is a program designed to address the myths and misunderstandings that exist about sexuality and disability. Participants meet monthly to discuss a particular topic. SexAbility Jeopardy is a tool coordinators use to help train the program's facilitators.
Chief among the myths the group addresses is the belief that people with physical disabilities cannot have sex and do not have sexual thoughts.
Linda Roy, who uses a wheelchair, explained: "Some co-workers were looking at a male calendar. I commented that one of the guys was cute, and one of them said that she didnt think I was interested in that stuff."
Advocate Brian McCurdy recently wrote a story about SexAbility for the Young People's Press.
"Let's talk about SexAbility" (Young People's Press)