30+ People to know in the field of disability & sexuality

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Access to consensual sex and free and accurate sexual information are human rights that must be accessible to all, regardless of ability or disability. All of our educational materials are and will continue to be available for free.

If you make it inclusive, we will come.

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Below is a brief list of disabled/chronically ill/neurodivergent folks doing work in the world of disability and sexuality. Some are writers, some are educators, some are both. I’ve used their Twitter bios for ease and they’re listed in reverse alphabetical order to change things up a bit. If you’d like to be added or removed from this list, please let me know.


Dr. Tuppy Owens

Founder of Outsiders, Sexual Health & Disability Alliance (UK and international), TLC Trust, Sexual Respect Toolkit. Qualified sex therapist & author. Runs the Sex and Disability Helpline.

Pronouns: she/her
Location: Scotland (UK)

Focus of work: sex therapist, advocate.

Website | Twitter


Taylor J. Mace

Sexuality & kink education by @taylorjmace (they/them). Reviews the NSFW. Kink videos at http://c4s.com/80681

Pronouns: they/them
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Focus of work: sexuality & kink education; chronic illness.

Website | Twitter


SugarCunt

Fat, nonbinary, disabled, vag-having, queer feminist, sex educator, sex worker, blogger, consultant, witch, & sex toy reviewer.

Pronouns: they/them
Location: Washington State (USA)

Focus of work: sex toy reviews.

Website | Twitter


Sexy Spoonie

Spoonie, sex worker, queer, fat, enby.

Pronouns: they/them
Location: England (UK)

Focus of work: sex work and chronic illness.

Website | Twitter


Samantha Fraser

Organizer of Playground Conference.

Pronouns: she/her
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Focus of work: coach, speaker, and organizer of Playground Conference.

Website | Twitter


Robin Wilson-Beattie

Outspoken, Southern,Jew(ish),Geek&Mama POC. Tech&social media enthusiast. Sex&Disability educator, writer, advocate-founder of sexAbled- sex 4 all abilities!

Pronouns: she/her
Location: San Francisco, California (USA)

Focus of work: consultant, speaker, writer; working on a book about disability and reproductive health.

Website | Twitter


Robin Mandell

Curated resources on sexuality, relationships, and disability. Your curator – Robin: Yoga teacher. Feminist. Healthy sexuality advocate.

Pronouns: she/her
Location: Seattle, Washington (USA)

Focus of work: writer; curator of resources.

Website | Twitter


Ren Grabert, M.Ed

Trans healthcare researcher by day, sex educator by night. I teach helping professionals how to best support those who they serve. #spoonie. Dog mom.

Pronouns: they/them
Location: Chicago, Illinois (USA)

Focus of work: sex education.

Website | Twitter


Rae Chen

sex & beauty writer / spoonie / bi af. find my 2018 work at @teenvogue @bestbuycanada @nextshark 📷 insta: thenotice / snap: raepetsdogs

Pronouns:
Location: Edmonton (Canada)

Focus of work: product reviewer.

Website | Twitter


Rachael Rose

Sex Educator | Writer, Speaker, & Consultant | Graphic Designer Extraordinaire | Queer, Polyam, & Chronically Ill/Disabled | She/her #Mastocytosis

Pronouns: she/her
Location: USA

Focus of work: sex education with chronic illness in mind.

Website | Twitter


Ophelia

Talking about what some people don’t talk about – #Depression, #Sex, & #Cannabis. It’s time to Speak Out on the Unspeakable.

Pronouns:
Location: Boston, Massachusetts (USA)

Focus of work: sex, depression, and cannabis.

Website | Twitter


Nicole Guappone

I write about sex (& kink & sex toys) from a pelvic pain perspective. @RollingStone @glamourmag @Into @RebelliousMag @bust_magazine @ESTBLSHMNT NSFW-ish

Pronouns: she/her
Location: Chicago, Illinois (USA)

Focus of work: pelvic pain perspective on sex and kink; sex education writer.

Website | Twitter


Dr. Mitchell Tepper

Prophet of #Pleasure. #Sex Entrepreneur by Default. Husband. Father. Person w #Disability. Man of #Faith. Lifeguard, saving the world 1 #relationship at a time.

Pronouns: he/him
Location: Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

Focus of work: spinal cord injury, veterans, men’s sexuality.

Website | Twitter


Leandra Vane

The Unlaced Librarian. Erotic romance writer. Intellectual freedom radical. Kinky. @BWEoftheyear contributor. I make sacred things smutty.

Pronouns: she/her
Location: USA

Focus of work: erotic romance writer, memoirist, and blogger.

Website | Twitter


Grayson Schultz

Writer, sex educator, podcaster, guinea pig parent | MS healthcare admin | Disabled genderfluid queerdo (they/them) | Sex ed @chronicsexchat #chronicsex

Pronouns: they/them
Location: Wisconsin (USA)

Focus of work: disability and sexuality education, advocacy.

Website | Twitter


Kira Lynne

Author of Aches, Pains, and Love: A Guide to Dating & Relationships for Those with Chronic Pain and Illness. #lifecoach #counsellor #MEcfs #spoonie Optimist.

Pronouns: she/her
Location: British Columbia (Canada)

Focus of work: author, coach.

Website | Twitter


Kaleigh Trace

Long time associate of @VenusEnvyhfx. Author of Hot, Wet & Shaking (@invisibooks). Currently busy working with hard feelings.

Pronouns: she/her
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Focus of work: writer and teacher; disability, desirability, resistance and sex toys.

Website | Twitter


Jax Jacki Brown

Disability & LGBTI/Queer rights activist, writer, spoken-word performer, public speaker & disability sex educator.

Pronouns:
Location: Melbourne, Victoria (Australia)

Focus of work: writer and performer.

Website | Twitter


Izzy Criptastic

Pronouns: she/her
Location: Pennsylvania (USA)

Focus of work: disabled sexuality;, advocate, activist.

Facebook | Website | Twitter


Ignixia

International public speaker/educator on kink & bdsm. She/Her pronouns. #GreySexual #Panromantic #KinkEducator Creator of the #KinkyCoexist artwork.

Pronouns: she/her
Location: Florida (USA)

Focus of work: kink and bdsm; chronic pain.

Website | Twitter


Bianca of Helen’s Toy Box

Home of the Helen’s Toybox blog. #SexPositivity #Polyamory #Synaesthesia #Kink #disability #Accessibility and everything in between. Blind since birth.

Pronouns: she/her
Location: Private

Focus of work: reviewer, essayist.

Website | Twitter


Eve E.

Sex Educator & Queer Disabled Writer #SexAndDisability ♿️ Contact: eveeblogs@gmail.com Lifestyle: http://EveAdler.com | I run: @ParlourTalk

Pronouns:
Location: England (UK)

Focus of work:

Website | Twitter


Eva Sweeney

Writer, Pleasure Professor at @oschoollive, consultant on @Speechless, badass 😉 Donate here: http://www.paypal.me/crippingupsexwitheva

Pronouns: she/her
Location: Pasadena, California (USA)

Focus of work: sex education for disabilities.

Website | Twitter


Erin Kyan

Disabled, queer, 30s, fat, polyam, trans Leather man. One half of @PasserVulpes. Writer/producer of @LoveLuckPodcast.

Pronouns: he/him
Location: Melbourne, Victoria (Australia)

Focus of work: writer, performer; kink (especially rope) instructor.

Website | Twitter


Emily D. Warfield

A👮🏻AB/A 🐱AB, labor (esp sex work)/ disability (esp mental illness). Hard feelings.

Pronouns: she/her
Location: Private

Focus of work: sex work and disability (especially mental health).

Website | Twitter


Cory Silverberg

I write books for grown-ups, kids, and families & teach about sexuality, gender, politics, & culture. My newest book for kids 7-10 is Sex Is a Funny Word.

Pronouns: he/him
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Focus of work: author of sex education books.

Website | Twitter


Corey Alexander

Blogs abt queerness, disability, kink, trauma, being trans, fat politics & writing. Writes queer kink erotica & romance as Xan West.

Pronouns: they/them
Location: Private

Focus of work: erotica author and reviewer; kink educator.

Website | Twitter


Claire Ah

FriendofaFriendMatchmaking.com , http://7Veils.com , @ADateWithPod, @TMSGstories, @OschoolLive. Matchmaker, educator, host, coach, speaker into love, sex & health.

Pronouns:
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Focus of work: relationships and sex education.

Website | Twitter


Betty Butch

I’m a queer autistic nerd and I blog about sex, sex toys, identity, and kink. (Not all woman, she/her anyway.)

Pronouns: she/her
Location: Florida (USA)

Focus of work: reviews, essays, and erotica.

Website | Twitter


Bethany Stevens

Sociology PhD student, Georgia State University. JD. MA in Sexuality Studies. Sexologist. QueerCrip. Wanderlusty lady. Book hoarder. Avid ableism fighter.

Pronouns: she/her
Location: Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

Focus of work: currently focused on earning her sociology PhD.

Website | Twitter


Avery

Sex positive educator, counselor, blogger, philosopher.

Pronouns: they/them
Location: Long Valley, New Jersey (USA)

Focus of work: reviewer, educator, counselor.

Website | Twitter


Andrew Gurza

Disability Awareness Consultant. Professionally Queer Cripple. Cripple Content Creator. Podcast Host of @disaftdarkpod. Disabled Unicorn.

Pronouns: he/him
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Focus of work: disability awareness in sexuality.

Website | Twitter


Amber DiPietra

intimacycoach #sexologicalbodyworker #somaticsexeducator The art of sensual authenticity & self-expression for people with disabilities or marginalized bodies.

Pronouns: she/her
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida (USA)

Focus of work: poet, performer, advocate, coach with a focus on body image, sexuality, chronic illness, and disability issues.

Website | Twitter