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Would you like to listen to a compassionate Australian radio documentary by a disabled journalist on aspects of sexuality for the disabled?

**WARNING**: EXPLICIT MATERIAL OF A MATURE NATURE AND WITH SEXUAL CONTENT DISCUSSED IN DOCUMENTARY

•July 21 - The Too Hard Basket

"Physically disabled people are rarely touched in a loving way or thought of as sexually beings. Yet they have the same need for a sexual life as everyone else. John Blades, who has a major disability himself, talks to sex workers about why they work with disabled clients and the importance of touch to every human being. Note: mature subject matter." (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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I listened to this radio documentary that was aired on our CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio One station on the 21st and I listened non-judgementally and compassionately. While the views expressed in this documentary aren't necessarily my own personal views, I thought it worth the listen and worthwhile to post the link below to give others the opportunity to hear it, as well.

This documentary is a sensitive exploration of how some disabled people will opt to navigate and explore their sexuality with sex workers.
It was aired on the CBC Radio One program Global Perspectives, on July 21st, 2011.

To listen to the Australian documentary, follow the CBC Radio link below and click on "The Too Hard Basket" in the brown box on the right hand side of the screen:

http://www.cbc.ca/globalperspectives

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DixieRock

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Hello Trissenger. I just listened to the whole show and thought it very enlightening. I never knew they had such programs as described. There must be programs in the States or perhaps in Canada, if there are not someone needs to look further into this type of show. Millions of people are disabled in one way or another, but many not to the extent as described here.
Your heart really goes out to these unfortunate disabled people.
I truly appreciate you circulating this post, so everyone gets a chance to listen.
Thanks so much..Dixie

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Trissinger
2614 day(s) ago
Yes, I didn't feel that I had a right to judge these people. I only wish that these dear ones could have another option of friendship with people who they're not buying friendship from --- the purchase of physical contact prevents this option presented in the documentary from being one that's offered through unconditional love, and that bothers me. ...


 
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contrarydragon
We have a sex education programme here aimed at young teens which addresses their fears and questions about changes they are experiencing. they have shown naked couples of all ages teen to pensioners. genitals of all shapes and sizes to dispel fears about what is normal. they also tackled the question of disabled couples and sexual relationships to enlighten them about the needs all people have for intimacy, touch and relationships.
The couple they showed last week said they had a carer who was a little disturbed by the fact they had sex even though they were engaged.

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contrarydragon
2613 day(s) ago
They were shown the couples to illustrate how bodies age and the natural changes that occur.Most of the teenagers had quite serious worries about whether they were developing normally. Quite a few of the girls believed they needed surgery to make them more "normal". they had only ever seen the airbrushed versions in "top shelf magazines"and believed that was the norm. Both boys and girls had similar worries. Hiding normal bodies gives credence to their unreal expectations.

Trissinger
2614 day(s) ago
I find that very inappropriate to show young teens pictures of naked couples of all ages; i do not support such a program.


MENSANgone
I just lost $100!

I made the mistake of saying to a fellow Carbonite, "I've got $100 that says that Triss will NEVER post (nor read) anything in the 'X ADULT CONTENT 18+' section."

Anything is indeed possible, I guess.

Up next: Billy Graham visits a Strip Club in Cleveland...

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MENSANgone
2614 day(s) ago
I am well, Triss.

Thank you for asking.

I trust that you and yours are well in The Great White North, also...

Trissinger
2614 day(s) ago
There's a bit more to me than i think you'd assumed, MENSAN.

How are you today?

MENSANgone
2614 day(s) ago
I won't bet on either...

Trissinger
2614 day(s) ago
Haha, MENSAN, this is actually my SECOND question in this category --- you must have missed the first one, lol!

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But no, Billy Graham will never visit a strip club, nor will I.


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