In 2020 the very first Love Abilities Virtual Sexuality and Disability festival took place. It’s mission? To change the belief that people with disabilities have no desire for love, sex, and intimacy. Originally organised by Dr Martha Lee, a relationship counsellor, sexologist and sexuality educator from Singapore – the 2021 festival is being co-organised by Dr Mitchell Tepper, Sexuality Educator and Coach from the U.S., and Lorraine Stanley, Disability and Sex Training Consultant from the UK, together with a collective of volunteers that attended the original festival.
The 2021 team continues to believe that everyone deserves pleasurable and fulfilling lives. This festival will empower people with disabilities with the skills, knowledge and resources to lead the fullest lives possible, and for their caregivers, lovers and allies to help support or be part of their life.
Throughout this festival, we will work to change the belief that intimate relationships, pleasurable sensations, orgasm and ecstatic states are not possible for those with physical disabilities. In addition, we will equip participants with an array of tips, techniques and tools so as to enjoy sex and express their sexuality with confidence and ease. We seek to fill the gaps in the lack of sexual education and positive role models when it comes to sexuality and disability.
The online nature of our festival allows participants from all over the world to connect with others easily. To ensure that the sessions are dynamic and interactive, our speakers and facilitators are all experts in their field.
Come join us and embark on a new learning journey!
HOW IT WORKS
People who purchase a ticket will be invited to join a closed Facebook group – where you will get the link to attend sessions LIVE, or choose to access the recordings for up to 30 days! We are currently finalising this year’s 3 day programme, which will take place on 20-22 October 2021
Live captioning and audio transcription will be available for all recordings
To be confirmed.
Love Abilities Sponsorship
Trish St John (Can)