Disability friendly sex worker on filmDec 03 04:11
It’s no secret that when you have a severe disability, finding a willing sex partner can difficult. It breaks my heart how many close-minded people there are in the world, and how many sexually frustrated adult virgins exist as a result. But if you find yourself in this situation and happen to live in Australia, count yourself one of the luckier crips in the world. The Australian government pays for it’s disabled citizens to visit a sex worker and there’s even an agency that caters to clients with disabilities.
Touching Base is the name of this amazing organization and was founded by one of the coolest sex workers on the planet, Rachel Wotton. Rachel is a woman you’ll fall in love with (but you better not if you’re a client). She prefers her disabled clients over able-bodied clients because hey, like the government of Australia, she too has a heart. “'People assume disabled people don't have the same biological needs and desires that everyone else has,' Wotton says. 'But sexual expression is a basic need for everyone, not just for those who can walk and talk freely,” says Wotton.
I gotta say, if I were a sex worker and was a hot able-bodied blonde just like Rachel is, I’d rather be with disabled clients too. They appreciate you more and treat you with more respect. Rachel has a slough of regular clients who not only shower her with immense gratitude, but their mothers do as well (who wants to watch their sons sit and suffer with blueballs their entire lives?).
A documentary was released earlier this year following Rachel and two of her clients (one with MS and the other with CP). It’s called, Scarlett Road: A Sex Worker’s Journey, and is a must-see for anyone curious about this niche in the industry; a niche too many people want to pretend doesn't exist.
A side-note: The documentary doesn’t touch on females with disabilities who hire male sex workers, but they too can find sexual healing at Touching Base. Read a disabled woman’s story on the fun she had thanks to Touching Base
Would you visit a sex worker?
- Watch a video review of Scarlett Road: A Sex Worker’s Journey
- Visit the official site for Touching Base
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Tiffiny Carlson is freelance writer and writes the “SCI Life” column for New Mobility. She's also a C6 quad from a diving accident that occurred when she was 14 years old. A lifelong resident of Minneapolis, Tiffiny has been a writer in the disability community for over 10 years and writes for several publications and blogs, as well as her personal blog BeautyAbility. Her work has also appeared in mainstream publications such as Nerve.com and Playgirl.