Sexuality Policy Watch

Disability and sex work: developing affinities through decriminalization

This article, by Kelly Fritscha, Robert Heynenb, Amy Nicole Rossc and Emily van der Meulend,  argues that strong policy frameworks are required to support the health and well-being of sex workers, disabled people, and disabled sex workers. Through an examination of the context of sex work in Canada, it articulates the flaws of sex work criminalization and the persistent barriers that criminalization creates. The analysis of the intersection of disabled sexuality and access to sexual services identifies how the sex industry can aid in the flourishing of the erotic lives of disabled people. The article culminates in a discussion of the benefits of sex work decriminalization for sex workers, disabled people, and disabled sex workers.

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