This is probably the most unusual topic i’ve written about, or ever will write about.Writing for the internet can send you down many unusual back alleys, and it’s easy to just skip over the ones that are either uninteresting, too challenging, or that you hold no empathetic interest in. Marylou Naccarato was an agent for the Internal Revenue Service for decades before she became a clinical sexologist.“As a former IRS agent of 23 years,” she quips, “people ask, ‘How did you shift from working in the tax field to sexology?* You have a greater chance of a more satisfying sex life.
) people – why the f*ck are there separate toilets for dislabelled people? Just make normal toilets larger – no-one’s going to complain about the extra room.
Although she was working for the IRS, she had always wanted to be a social worker, until one night when she watched a program on sexual health on a cable network.
“They were talking about the Kama Sutra," she recalls.
find beautiful and acceptable, and how we decide on that. I think the best way though, is to just jump right in, and attempt to answer the question above. What they do care about though is the sensitivity of this person to their own condition – and so we begin the game that everyone loses: the dance around the issue. ) In pondering about this subject, the word “disability” floats around in my mind a lot. On what basis do we have the right to regard something as a disadvantage? I’m sure it does – and they’re not ones i’d ever find out about until I was in that situation.
It always ends with embarrassing silences: when someone who is “different” enters a room, of excessive hyphenation and “smoothing” of language used to describe or address them, and increases their isolation and “otherness.” Maybe the concerns i’ve just raised are my own alone. And so the question I guess is, are we better off – as a society – brushing them under the rug, or just coming out and addressing them? I know that being vision impaired comes with certain advantages, (which I will go into another day), and that although many people regard me as having some sort of “disability”, it really doesn’t register in my mind as such a thing at all.