A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Sexuality and Disability

A picture of disability rights activist Malini Chib sitting on a wheelchair. She is has black shoulder-length hair and is wearing glasses. Her top is white with black stripes and her trousers are black. The text beside her reads 'One Little Finger, Malini Chib'

Sexless in the City (For No Fault of Mine)

If a woman likes a man, she seduces him with her charm, wit and humour. This, I have seen, works. Well, almost. Because it had never worked with me. It’s not because of a lack of charm, wit and humour in me. On the contrary. I have been told that God has given me an…
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Providing sexual services to clients with disability

I’ve been a sex worker for over 20 years. I’m a migrant sex worker based in Sydney, Australia but have travelled for work opportunities both interstate and internationally during that time. The most important thing for sex workers is that our clients are respectful and courteous. It is a mutually consenting activity between two adults.…
A poster of the movie 'Accsex', with a yellow background and white doodles on it. The names of the director and the cast is printed in dark letter towards the bottom.

‘What can we do for them?’

‘How can she claim to be deaf if she doesn’t use sign language?’ ‘I’m glad this film has articulated the thoughts in my mind.’ ‘Some parts of the film were technically flawed - there were blurred bits, spelling mistakes and in some parts the audio was gone too.’ ‘It is a great film, but you…
On a yellow background, the text "Disabled and Sexual. Deal With It." is written inside a red rectangular box.

The Editorial: Disability and Sexuality

What can persons with disability do and not do? Can they have sex? Should they have sex? However well-intentioned they may be, these questions are themselves flawed because they are rooted in an assumption of lack (of ability, competence, appropriateness, and so on), of something missing, of something being ‘wrong’. Yes, something is definitely wrong,…

Unraveling the Myth: People with Disabilities Do It Too

‘People say, someone who has a disability should not indulge in sex,’ Inocente, a blind man in his 40s, told a Human Rights Watch researcher in Zambia. This is a widely held view in the country, where stigma regarding the sexuality of people with disabilities is pervasive. This view is deeply troubling. The idea that…
A woman dressed in a red and black dress is seen walking with a red umbrella. She is caucasian and has blonde hair and is looking off into the distance contemplatively. Beside, there is a small polaroid image of the same woman woman lying in bed with an older man. The name of the movie, 'Scarlet Road', is written on top.

Review: Scarlet Road

Scarlet Road: Of Sex Work and Disability Sex workers and people with disabilities. Two communities who are marginalized, disapproved of, and unsupported by a large section of society, come together in this film with an enchanting name – Scarlet Road. My first viewing of the film was quite a unique experience. I had watched it…
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Disability Rights: Can We Please Talk About Sexuality!

The Union Budget, 2014 presented by the newly elected government a few weeks ago includes various provisions for disabled persons that range from starting new Braille presses; schemes for the purchase of aids and appliances; setting up of a National Institute for Inclusive Design; focus on mental health rehabilitation and setting up of a Centre…
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यौनिकता शिक्षा एवं विकलांगता

[संपादक की ओर से - प्राची श्रीवास्तव, एक मनोवैज्ञानिक, सामाजिक कौशल प्रशिक्षक और व्यवहार प्रबंधन सलाहकार हैं। स्टापू की स्थापना करने से पहले प्राची दिल्ली स्थित एक स्कूल में परामर्शदाता के रूप में काम करती थीं। अपने इस लेख में प्राची ने उसी स्कूल के अपने अनुभवों की चर्चा की है। प्राची उक्त स्कूल के एक…
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Reviews: TARSHI Talks

All clear…. no hush hush TARSHI Talks on ‘sexuality and relationships’ is such a welcome sea of information about sexes, sex, sexuality and relationships in an objective and ‘non-taboo’ manner. As is very evident, the information has been compiled from many varied books and articles and makes a complete picture in itself if you are…
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