Taiwan’s NGO provides sexual service for the severely disabled

Three free sessions are available qualified applicants

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/05/03
By: Maggie Huang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sexuality and disability is a complicated issue. A small Non-Governmental Organization called “Hand Angels” in Taipei is solving a problem that many able bodied people may never think about. The volunteers are providing sexual services to the severely disabled.

The 52-year-old founder, Vincent, developed polio three months after he learned to walk. He said that he started up the organization because of his own difficult life journey. He told BBC in an interview: “Whenever I see disabled people like me, I feel for them. I see myself in them.”

While many developed countries have started paying attention to sexual needs of the disabled, sex is increasingly characterized as a right everyone should be able to enjoy. There are already many organizations providing sexual services for severely disabled people in some western countries and Japan.    [FULL  STORY]

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