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A rights approach to supporting the sexual fetish of a man with learning disability: Method, process and applied learning

Cambridge, Paul (2013) A rights approach to supporting the sexual fetish of a man with learning disability: Method, process and applied learning. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 41 (4). pp. 259-265. ISSN 1354-4187. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-3156.2012.00750.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:39008)

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Abstract

This paper reports on a psycho-educational intervention associated with the sexual fetish of a man with mild learning disability and autism which centred on his use of nappies and baby paraphernalia. It outlines the nature and expression of his sexual fetish and the risks perceived to be associated with it and describes the approach developed to support him, including the aims which underpinned the work and the methods and processes employed. It was found that a person-centred psycho-educational approach from a rights based perspective achieved important changes in his life and self-esteem and helped challenge assumptions about his sexual risk. The paper also reflects on the organisational location of this work and identifies the applied learning for supporting the sexual fetish of people with learning disabilities, of value for informing sex education and sexuality support for people with learning disabilities more widely. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1468-3156.2012.00750.x
Uncontrolled keywords: Gender, Learning (intellectual) disabilities, Male and female sex lives, Sexuality
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2014 09:22 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39008 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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