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Loneliness and Its Opposite: Sex, Disability, and the Ethics of Engagement
Few people these days would oppose making the public realm of space, social services and jobs accessible to women and men with disabilities. But what about access to the private realm of desire and sexuality? How can one also facilitate access to that, in ways that respect the integrity of disabled adults, and also of those people who work with and care for them?
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published March 23rd 2015 by Duke University Press Books
(first published February 1st 2015)
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Denmark and Sweden are very close to each other, separated by only some kilometres of sea. I've had the image that they are also similar in politics. This book proves otherwise when it comes to assuring sexual rights to disabled people. In Sweden, need of assistance in sex is ignored. In Denmark, on the other hand, there are widespread guidelines and trained people to assist severely disabled people in sexuality. They really work to make sure people's sexual needs are respected. This doesn't mea ...more