What is not asked is not spoken about, and what is not spoken about is not asked, which has led to people with disabilities being the most marginalized and invisible subjects in social spheres. For too long, they have not been recognized as desiring and desirable individuals. Their sexuality has always been attempted to be hidden, either due to ignorance or due to the beliefs associated with cis-hetero-patriarchal and ableist society. The sexuality and eroticism of people with disabilities have been suppressed due to a lack of sexual education, accessible spaces, role models, sexual socialization, and restricted access to their own intimate universe.
In this talk, I will share insights on human sexual experiences, the peculiarities and constraints faced by people with disabilities, the myths and beliefs surrounding their sexual and affective lives. I will also propose an experiential dynamic to raise awareness about erotic and sexual expression, fostering consciousness and empathy, and liberating ourselves from ableist prejudices and stereotypes that distance us from reality.