Sex With A Difference ME/CFS e-book. UK contributions sought.

Sex With A Difference CIC
PO BOX 427
Sutton
Surrey
SM1 9JZ

http://www.sexwithadifference.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3rd Feb 2015
Sex With A Difference – ME/CFS e-book. UK wide contributions sought
SWAD CIC is delighted to announce the launch of our search for contributions for our e-book SEX WITH A DIFFERENCE – ME/CFS.
If you are 18+ and have ME/CFS, or are a partner carer or parent carer for someone who has the condition, we would like to hear from you. To get you thinking here are some questions to consider:
Has your sex life suffered due to your health problems? Do you find it difficult to take part in sex/intimate contact? What works for you and your partner? What doesn’t work?
Any tips on techniques/positions/helpful equipment? Carer or lover? – switching between both roles. Single and horny? What strategies do you use? Sex for pain relief and mental wellbeing – does it help? Do you avoid thinking about sex as a coping mechanism?
As a parent carer how do you balance the care needs of your adult child with their requirements for intimate independence? Has the role of a carer impacted your own sex life?
Have you asked for help from any health care professionals? Were they able to offer support or advice? Has any health care professional raised the issue of intimacy as part of your care needs? If so, how did you feel about this? Did you feel relief or embarrassment?
Do you feel sexual health advice is accessible to you? Is your local GUM clinic accessible? Do you view it as one clinic visit too many? If your primary carer is your parent, would you feel inhibited to ask for help attending a sexual health appointment?
SWAD CIC is a social enterprise training company regarding disability and sex.
You can share your thoughts and experiences with us via Email SWADCIC@GMAIL.COM.
Or write to:- PO BOX 427, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 9JZ

Or use the Feedback form on the Contact Us page of our website http://www.sexwithadifference.com

WE NEED YOU TO SUPPLY YOUR NAME, AGE, AND LOCATION, ALTHOUGH WE CAN ANONYMISE YOUR COMMENTS IF YOU WISH. BY CONTRIBUTING YOU ARE AGREEING WE CAN USE YOUR COMMENTS FOR PUBLICATION. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT EXCLUSIVELY, OUR E-BOOK, WEB SITE, TRAINING MATERIALS, PRINT MEDIA, AND ADVERTISING. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A RESPONSE TO A QUERY PLEASE INCLUDE CONTACT DETAILS. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS BUT DUE TO VOLUME THIS MAY NOT ALWAYS BE POSSIBLE. NOT ALL CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE PUBLISHED.
Deadline for contributions is 30th April 2015. Any contributions after this date may be included in future E-BOOKS.
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## NOTES TO EDITOR ##
Sex With A Difference CIC (SWAD CIC) is a community interest training company which is a type of social enterprise. We are the first company of our type in the UK; have already featured in Closer Magazine; and will be the first company of our type to exhibit at NAIDEX National 2015.
Managing Director Lorraine Stanley and Director Michael Ballard, are passionate about helping disabled people and their partners to achieve happy and fulfilling intimate sex lives – whatever that means for them.
Full biographies available at http://www.sexwithadifference.com
“Sex with a difference – ME/CFS” is the first e-book in a planned series of books covering diverse disabilities and health conditions relating to sex and intimacy.

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Disability, Sex – Rolling onwards and upwards!

Welcome to our first blog! If you’re interested in sex, disability, intimacy; maybe even all three – then we may share some quality time over the coming months. The aim is to have some good, clean, dirty fun. You yourself may be disabled or have a long-term health condition. Perhaps you are a partner carer or parent carer. You may be a healthcare professional or social worker.  

Inevitably you will spot some double entendres – mostly because I can’t help myself (like multiple orgasms…..they just keep coming)  😉  We will include some current affairs (!), some talking points, news about what we’re up to as a company; together with signposting to organisations we feel might be useful to you.

The brain fogged brain doing the writing is me, Lorraine. Officially the Managing Director- currently unpaid and volunteering my time. I am navigating my way through lots of red tape trying to transfer from welfare into work. So, you will also have the opportunity to travel with me as I try and encourage (ahem!) various government departments to communicate and liaise with each other to do their jobs.

At this point it is worth noting I am neither expecting nor wanting a “hand out” rather a “hand-up”….to paraphrase the wonderful John Bird of Big Issue fame. When I read in the media and on their own websites their role is to assist people transition from welfare into work – I believe them. When specific disability related sections state they are there to support me, as a disabled person, into work – I believe them. Yes, my combination of both physical and mental health conditions means their tick boxes find me difficult to cope with, but that’s life……welcome to my world!

You will read quite a bit about “the Lovely Mike” in these blogs. He is my fellow Director in our Community Interest Company, currently unpaid and volunteering his time. He is also my other half (non-resident), an experienced partner carer and a resourceful, innovative engineer. We met in a jacuzzi, naked, at a Swingers party. Yes – you read that right!!!!!  🙂

If you would like to visit our website http://www.sexwithadifference.com, you can read more detailed information about us and what we’re about as a business. Until next time (approximately a fortnight) please keep on keeping on….and remember – more orgasms = less painkillers! Virtual snoggy hugs, Lorraine x

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