Our History

Pleasurable was conceived as a response to issues within the fields of disability and sexuality.

ISSUES WITHIN THE FIELDS OF DISABILITY AND SEXUALITY

We are calling for greater radical inclusion for those thinking and speaking about disabled sexuality as well as greater cohesion among those of us in these fields.

Sex and sexuality events and organizations tend to not include disabled people as board members or on planning committees. Neither do they focus on disability (as presented by disabled people) as part of events and other programming. Most importantly, the perspective of disability liberation is absent when discussing sexuality and sexual freedom.

Disability events and organizations tend to not include content about sex and sexuality from sex educators and sexual service providers. When this content is included, it is either from academics and researchers (many of whom do not identify as disabled) or from advocates who identify as disabled, but have a limited sexual education knowledge. Most importantly, a focus on disability from the perspective of sexual freedom is almost always lacking.