[AI] Sexual professionalism: for whom? The case of sexual facilitation in Swedish personal assistance services

Vedprakash vedprakash.sharma at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 01:24:57 PDT 2015

The term "Sexual rights" in this article is note-worthy.
What do we mean by the term?
Is there a law that gives us the right to sexual act?
The answer is surely not.
In every society, males and females alike, need to grab the right to sexual act.
Most of the women use the tool of beauty to fulfil the desire of sex. Different decorating means, and other fashions, hairstyles, piercing of body parts etc are some of the other tools used for the purpose.
Men show off their masculinity through bulging muscles, broad shoulders, and of course a suitable attire.
Of course, some of the men use force to fulfil the desire of sex.
But in no case, this can be treated as a right available to all.
There are many common men and women who are unable to fulfil their desire. And the irony is the same as in case of the disabled. Sex is a taboo in most of the society. For normal people and for the disabled too.
If I need water, I can request for the same. Anybody would happily guide me to the place where water is available. But if I need a sex partner, it is difficult for me to express my desire in the same way. It applies to the disabled as well as the others.
As for the accessibility issues, it applies to all matters, why the sex only.
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-----Original Message-----
From: AccessIndia [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of avinash shahi
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2015 1:02 AM
To: accessindia
Subject: [AI] Sexual professionalism: for whom? The case of sexual facilitation in Swedish personal assistance services

Sexuality is a taboo subject in disability services, leading to insecurity for both service users and personnel about how to handle upcoming situations. In Sweden, there is also a lack of policy in this area, highlighting the need to study sexuality both as an individual and a political, and in this case also, depoliticized issue. A critical feminist policy analysis reveals that norms around disability, sexuality and professionalism in a particular legal, political and cultural context strongly influence the willingness to recognize disabled people’s sexual rights. The Swedish case indicates a need for increased transnational work to develop ethical, professional and non-discriminatory rights-based approaches to sexual facilitation.

Avinash Shahi
Doctoral student at Centre for Law and Governance JNU

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