Helen Dunham, PSHE SEN Teacher and Shada Member
People with disabilities have, too often, been denied sexual happiness and expression. Although attitudes are slowly changing, there is a long way to go. Tuppy's helpful anecdotes and lack of jargon make for an inspiring read which will give practitioners the confidence to discuss sex with their disabled clients.
Andy Beckingham, FFPH, Consultant in Public Health
Tuppy deserves national recognition for decades of challenging our collective neglect of the emotional, social and sexual needs of people with impairments. In the face of media, fashion and beauty industry promotion of perfect bodies, which cruelly makes disabled people 'outsiders', Tuppy has tirelessly campaigned and developed resources for the hundreds of thousands of UK people whose needs for friendship, affection and sex we marginalize and ignore.
Our sex lives have been censored, ignored and unsupported, and Tuppy suggests many simple, respectful and clever ways in which this can be turned around. I hope her insightful book can contribute to improve the sex lives of many previously isolated or sexually frustrated disabled people.
Maria Oshodi, VI Artistic Director and CEO of Extant
This book is relevant to a broad range of professionals coming into contact with a broad range of disabled people. Whether physically, visually or hearing impaired, or with learning difficulties, deaf-blind or those with ME, social anxiety or Asperger's syndrome. This remarkable book will support all.