Sex & Disability Info

SHADA has produced information leaflets (see our Leaflets page). Here are some resources currently available:

The Sexual Respect Tool Kit 2012 published online by Outsiders

Sex and Disability Helpline 0707 499 3527 11am-7pm weekdays.

Resources on…


Sexual Function in People with Disability and Chronic Illness – a Health Professional’s Guide by Marca L. Sipski and Craig J. Alexander 1997 Aspen Publishers Inc

Human Sexuality in Nursing Care by Jean Glover 1985 and out of print but still very inspiring and avaiable on Amazon

The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability – for all of us who live with disabilities, chronic pain and illness by Miriam Kaufman, M.D., Cory Silverberg and Fran Odette 2003 Cleis Press

Spokz website selling sex toys for disabled people

Sexuality and MS – a guide for women by Nicki Ward-Abel 2007 Multiple Sclerosis Trust

The Love Programme – Relationships and Sexuality, a Young
Person’s Perspective
‘.  Made with people with learning disabilities by Kids. Available on YouTube.  It is in
three different parts.  You can search for the name of the film on YouTube
or use the following web address:-

Part one:

Part two:

Part three:

KIDS also run Relationships and Sexuality groups in Bristol, South Gloucestershire,
Bath and North Stockport.  For more information about the groups or to ask enquire about joining, call Louisa Jennings on 0117 947 6111 or email

Relationships in the lives of people with learning difficulties – a book for people with learning disabilities to learn and understand about sex and relationships published by the Elfrida Society

Sexuality and Learning Disability – a resource for staff by Claire Fanstone and Zarine Katrak 2003 fpa

Sex and Relationship Education for Young People with Physical Disabilities – and other booklets for parents and teachers young people with all disabilities, with excellent directories and resources, not listed here. Edited by Helen Christophers and published by Contact a Family

Holding In, Letting Go – sex, sexuality and people with learning disabilities by John Drury, Lynnne Hutchinson and Jon Wright 2000 Human Horizons Press

Intellectual Disability, Trauma and Psychotherapy edited by Tamsin Cottis, 2009 Routledge

Sexual Health and Relationships for people with learning disabilities a Review of Resources published by Health Scotland 2005

Sex and Relationship Resources for people with learning disabilities in Powerpoint and pack : Link to Website

Freaks, Geeks and Aspergers Syndrome – a user guide to adolescence by Luke Jackson 1988 Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Playing with Disabilities – about how some disabled people involved their impairments in their BDSM play, by Angela Stassinopoulos, 2008 Power Exchange Books.

The New Joy of Sex by Susan Quilliam 2009

The Sex Book by Suzi Godson with Mel Agace, 2002 Cassell

Sexuality and Disability International Journal published by Klewer Academic/Human Sciences Press: Link to website

Outsiders Sex and Disability Leaflets Online : Link to Website

Living with IBD – The National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (NACC)

Our Relationships, Our Sexuality – a guide for people with arthritis Arthritis Care

Sex after Stroke – The Stroke Association 2002

Sexual Health in Adult Men with Spina Bifida by Gary W Bong and Eric S Rovner 2007 The Scientific World Journal

Sex & Spinal Cord Injury by Vida Jurisic : Link to Website

TLC Trust Website – for disabled men and women to access responsible sex workers, therapists and teachers : Link to Website advice for disabled people about enjoying relationships : Link to Website

Disaboom – American site for disabled people : Link to Website – British site providing hints on disabled dating : Link to Website

Virtual Ability – a support and contact group for multiple disabilities : Link to Website

Lovers’ Guide Online – Advice on Sex and Disability : Link to Website