Bad attitudes are not only the prerogative of ablebods, I belong to a club where as part of my efforts to encourage relationships among disabled people I've met a good number who disabled themselves scorn the idea of hooking up with another disabled person.
Those with a more realistic assessment of themselves and others who have become involved with another impaired individual have developed relationships just as fulfilling, both emotionally and sexually, as any.
Rhythmsand wrote: this is not really the question....of course it is good....I think there should be therapists that provide services without a stigma attached...
the real question is that of sex being accepted in a social context for people with disabilities....sex is a powerful thing and while most people in general society feel comfortable partaking in it the person with a disability is seem to be different and may not be able to be respected and or accepted by society.
Is therapist the right word? as sex therapists only talk to you! My god I can talk to people in the pub for free. Or do you mean sex workers?
I think the society thinks disabled people are unable to have sex. A few years ago a woman thought I can't get an erection because I am in a wheelchair. Its only part of my body what works 100%
Sex is a biological aspect of life, like eating or sleeping. Some people go starving themselves from it or going completely overboard. Much like eating or sleeping too much, it can have very unhealthy and undesirable consequences.
And much like you wouldn't want to eat a cheeseburger you dug out of a trashcan that was filled with worms and disease, you should be discriminating and exercise good judgment of whom you choose to participate with.
Masturbation is also a perfectly valid option. It may not be a five-star meal, but it does serve to satisfy urges and desires that most everyone experiences at times. I don't see any shame in it.