Penny Pepper, author of Desires, an erotica anthology about disabled people, sex and relationships, says: “Disabled people are fed an idea of being inferior, especially by modern media, which values and reinforces artificially created ideas of physical perfection.
Dating and sex is as important for disabled people as anyone else, but there can be barriers to overcome in order to live a satisfied life in these areas.
The following tips on dating and sex for disabled people have been provided by members of our online community, and by Gill, our resident sex and relationships expert.
There is no restriction on this on the grounds of age, disability, faith, culture, racial heritage, etc; everyone has the right to information, advice, and education that is accessible to them." - Gill, Sex and relationships expert on Scope's online community.
Enhance the UK's Love Lounge for example has lots of advice on anything to do with sex and disability, including relationship advice, dating, meeting people and coming out as gay.
Over the years many singles have connected through our unique service and have been married as a result.