Looking Down There: Sexuality and Dwarfism, Disability, Illness & Chronic Pain

Dr. Marylou Naccarato #cconlook CatalystCon West - 2014

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  1. “Bridging the Gap: From limitations to fulfilling your desires!” is the motto. Gain practical strategies for working with diverse disabled populations. Develop new perspectives in understanding the individualized sexual health needs of Little People (ie: dwarfism, aka “Little People” diagnosed as a medical or genetic condition that results in an adult height of 4’10″ or shorter), disabilities, illness & chronic pain.

    A Clinical Sexologist, speaking from the POV as a “Little Person” will introduce an entertaining and educational innovative practical model in assessing complexities in clients’ with medical/social limitations to attain optimal fulfillment in sexual expression and pleasure.

    Topics include: a discussion of relevant client accounts, research and case studies, intricacies of asexuality attitudes resulting from living in a medically modeled subculture driven society; coping mechanisms of congenital disability vs. acquired disability; a photo-videography narrative depicting the diverse dwarfism spectrum of what Little People “look” like today; assessment tools for common sexual/intimacy challenges; integrating spouse/partner/caregiver/family issues; techniques and alternative sex positions; live demonstration of new adaptive sexual enhancement devices; paths to client and practitioner perceptions in defining and addressing individualized sexual health; and a powerful breakthrough interactive exercise to confront disability biases and misconceptions.

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