Relationships

News and opinion on relationships for people with disability.

Trolls, fanboys and lurkers: understanding online commenting culture shows us how...

Solutions are needed that not only defuse the internet’s power to amplify abuse, but also encourage crucial shifts in social norms and values within online communities.

Maternal mental health problems – the impact in numbers

As many as one in five women develop a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the first year after the birth of their baby. Maternal mental health problems can range from anxiety, low mood and depression to psychosis.

Video: Celebration of International Down Syndrome Day

A carpool karaoke lip sync video in support of World Down Syndrome Day features 50 mums and their children singing along to Christina Perri's multi-platinum selling track, "A Thousand Years".

Sex and disability: a hot topic

Disabled people can have "normal" sexual and romantic relationships but the media often portrays people with disabilities as a novelty and not capable of normal relationships.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing

Continued connection to culture, country and community is important for mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Longing for love, sex, marriage and make-up: Narratives of sexuality from...

Ranging from a moral ban on watching pornography, masturbating to wearing make-up, physically disabled people are either considered to be sexually hyperactive or asexual beings.

Analysing Stan: what Eminem’s ill-fated fictional superfan can tell us about...

The article explores Stan's mental health and how his early childhood neglect and psychological trauma may have contributed to chemical changes in his brain that make him less able to cope with stress and develop trusting relationships.

Disability, sex and relationships: sex education

A series on disabilities, sex and relationships covers sex education for the disabled which is a very necessary discussion.

Sex education for people with disabilities ‘no longer a taboo’

Sexual education and counselling is gradually being embraced by disability service providers.

Losing the label – the disabled people you didn’t know you...

What would make the future even brighter would be building a world that accepts that disabled people are us and not them – the faceless numbers.

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