Magic Wand drawing by Betty Dodson

Tender Loving Care, TLC, is about sex, sexuality, sexual health, sexual health of disabled people, sex lives of disabled people, sexual advice for disabled people, sexual services for disabled people, sex therapy for disabled people, responsible sex workers, training, handicapped, service providers, the responsible sex worker, advice, services, therapy, training, handicapped, responsible service providers
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Connecting disabled men and women to responsible sexual services

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Magic Wand drawing by Betty Dodson

Often, on my weekly visits to the home, I thought the best thing I could do for my charges would have been to prescribe not some awful medication such as tetrabenazine but a visit from a registered sex worker. Of course, the well meaning, but conservative Huntington's Association and others would have been horrified by this but not, I suspect, many of my patients.
David Mitchell BSc MBBS MRCGP

Therapists and Teachers

This site will hopefully help you understand the range of emotional, relationship and sexual needs of disabled people, so you can decide how your particular skills can be put to such use.

We are very keen that disabled people should not be patronized by professionals who offer therapy and counselling to “treat” their sexual frustrations. This has happened too much in the past, and we are trying to make the world a more enlightened place today.

This is not to say that disabled people, like other people, cannot gain from massage therapy, and being taught how to gain more pleasure from their bodies, and improve their skills at forming relationships.

Many disabled people express the view that their sex education was inappropriate and made them feel abnormal. They felt it did not apply to them, because their impairments were not mentioned, nor was the terrifying stigma they have face on a day-to-day basis. There is a long way to go to compensate for poor teaching practice, and disabled people say the best people to teach sex and disability to pupils are the sex workers who see them, as only they really know.