Last month, the American Academy of pediatrics updated its guidelines on providing sexual healthcare for adolescents, though the part of those guidelines validating that teens with disabilities have sexualities too didn’t get a lot of press.
yes, teens with disabilities do have sexual feelings, are interested in sex, and (mock gasp!) engage in sexual activity with themselves and other people.
It was strictly against the rules, of course, but I happen to know that the school for the blind I went to was teeming with horny teens acting on their horniness!
I wasn’t one of them, but I did hungrily, and a little guiltily, devour the three sex and sexuality books the school library had in Braille.
So, this week I’m sharing a piece from the depths of the Internet, written by a disabled teen, about her sexuality.
Cara Liebowitz is a powerful activist for disability rights.
She gave this interview on disability and sexuality four years ago when she was in her late teens.