Sexuality and Masturbation

Resources, information and training to support people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities and complex health needs.

Supported Loving is a network run by Choice Support specifically looking at sexuality and intimate relationship support for people with learning / intellectual disabilities. The extensive range of topics their webinars cover include:

Delivering Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) for people with complex health needs in which Helen Dunman, a teacher at Chailey Heritage Foundation, shares her years of experience delivering relationship and sex education for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (Webinar 12).

Mel Gadd from the Sex Education Company offers training in Masturbation, Autism and Learning Disabilities and has a webinar called Masturbation and people with a learning disability and/autistic people (Webinar 15).

These and all of the Choice Supported Loving webinars can be freely accessed by following this link:

Supported Loving Webinars

Helen Dunman offers a user-friendly toolkit consisting of training sessions and resources, including 34 ready-made lesson plans and supporting videos for teachers and staff to deliver quality Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) to children and young people with complex neurodisabilities. More information

Helen has also written an article called ‘Moods, Sweats and Sex’ – A sensory approach to teaching SRE in PMLD Link.