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Sex, Love and Dignity
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Design.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Sex and disability is a subject which is poorly discussed in today's society. Sex as pleasure for disabled is widely ignored and recommended to be avoided since society believes that people with disabilities are vulnerable to sexual abuse. In contrast, studies show that the vulnerability is a result of disabled dis-empowerment. Accordingly, in today's market, there are few sex products intended to people with disabilities.

Can disable people who don't have feeling below the waist trigger the sexual pleasure using other senses?

With millions of specific tactile receptors located all over the body, people are sensitive to pressure, temperature, limb position, pain, and vibration. Depending on the number of receptors the sensitivity increases. Therefore there are more erogenous zones than genitals.

As a result, it was designed Solo, an inclusive sexual toy for exploring and stimulating erogenous body areas. Solo uses warm and cold impulses, smooth air pressure and vibration. It is coordinated by an app, where the user can change intensities and connect with a partner.

Solo was inspired by people with disabilities, by the need of receiving and giving love and the difficulty to do it in the traditional way. It was created with the aim to provide a sexual experience where the disability is not a problem but a resource.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 52 p.
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-31161OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-31161DiVA: diva2:1119660
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Osynlig
Educational program
International Master's Programme in Design for All TDEAA 120 higher education credits
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Available from: 2017-07-06 Created: 2017-07-04 Last updated: 2017-07-06Bibliographically approved

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