Sex and disability seminar – 12 Jun 08

This will be an open Q&A and discussion about ‘sex and disability’, featuring Cory Silverberg, co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability–For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain and Illness (Cleis Press, 2007).

Thursday 12 June 2008 at noon SLT (= 8 PM BST)

Where/organized by:
University of Plymouth Sexual Health SIM in Second Life

About our guest speaker:
Cory Silverberg (SL:SeeLee Markstein) is an AASECT certified sexuality educator and one of the worker owners of Come As You Are, the world’s only democratically run, worker co-op sex store. For the past ten years Cory has worked as a sex educator, creating and facilitating workshops for organizations and groups on subjects including male sexuality, sexuality and disability, sexual communication, sex toys, and most recently sex and technology. He also works as a media consultant for US and Canadian television production companies (he was the long standing sex toy wrangler for Sue Johanson). Along with Dr. Miriam Kaufman and Fran Odette, Cory is the co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability. He writes about sexual health and pleasure for (, where he has been the Sexuality Guide since 2005 ( is part of The New York Times Company).

Book cover.The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability is a complete sex guide for people who live with disabilities, pain, illness, or chronic conditions. Useful for absolutely everyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation, the book addresses a wide range of disabilities — from chronic fatigue, back pain, and asthma to spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, and more. Written by a medical doctor, a sex educator, and a disability activist, The Ultimate Guide provides readers with encouragement, support, and all the information they need to create a sex life that works for them. The authors cover all aspects of sex and disability, including building a positive sexual self-image; positions to minimize stress and maximize pleasure; dealing with fatigue or pain during sex; finding partners and talking with partners about sex and disability; adapting sex toys; and more.


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