At the beginning of October we started our A to Z of sex and disability looking at the loves and lusts of disabled people in Britain today. So, as we put our A-Z to bed – how was it for you?
Z for Zzzz is part of Scope’s A to Z of sex and disability.
Here’s a quick summary of the coverage and the best responses to the campaign you may have missed:
Let’s Talk About Sex
The coverage kicked off with BBC Newsbeat featuring 19-year-old Jack and 24-year-old Holly who talked about dating, sex, disability and some of their awkward moments – Yes, disabled people do have sex – and maybe we should talk about it.
The story was also picked up by BBC Asian Network, who had an interesting discussion about how disability is seen in some Asian communities.
This Sex Is On Fire
The Telegraph’s Women’s Life section covered the campaign and the stories of Sam Cleasby and Emily Swiatek. They spoke about how being disabled has encouraged them to explore sex in a more radical way.
You Can Leave Your Hat On
The Femail section of The Daily Mail covered the campaign and Emily Yates, Sam Cleasby and Kelly Perks-Bevington shared their experiences.
The story included photos from the Undressing Disability campaign, and whilst most Daily Mail readers were hugely supportive of the campaign, commenting on the stunning photos and the bravery of the people involved, some weren’t quite as keen. Some politely asked them to their clothes back on, one reader wrote: “no thank you..I am eating my breakfast!”:
Let’s Get It On
G is for Gay happily coinincided with Coming Out Day and Buzzfeed wrote a indepth story about Charlie, who spoke about being bisexual and disabled.
The BuzzFeed LGBT community instantly fell in love with Charlie, commenting on how attractive and awesome he is. For some, the article drew awareness to discrimination that can happen within the gay community. For others the story rang true – “this article was so great in that it finally articulated many of my thoughts and feelings about sexuality, sexual orientation, disability, and the intersections thereof. Major props to you”.
All you need is love
We hope you’ve enjoyed our A-Z of sex and disability as much as we’ve enjoyed sharing it. Thank you to everyone who made it possible.