Dan Goodley, Professor of Disability Studies and Education, the University of Sheffield, England
This important book brings together contributors from across the world to remind us of the desires of, and the restrictions placed upon, the sexual lives of people with the label of intellectual disabilities. Combining an accessible writing style, with shared contributions from activists and academics, this text centralises sex and sexuality at the heart of a politics of intellectual disability.
Andrew Holeman, Director of Inspired Services Publishing LtdCommunity Living
(The authors) use people's stories and experiences, researching into the thoughts and memories of people who use services as well as the staff who worked with them. This gives us a useful and very readable historical perspective... They repeatedly highlight the issue of protection and safety verses rights to a sex life and how difficult it is to enshrine both in any law...the issues of equality and diversity are naturally included... People's stories from around the world also remind us of the role religion has to play in this, from influencing laws and policy to restrictions in sex education.