Tuesday 13 November 2007

Prostitutes For The Disabled

This is a bit fucked up... A Swiss welfare group has begun recruiting volunteers to have sex with disabled people. The Basel-based Welfare Group for Disability and Sexuality already arranges erotic massages for people with disabilities. However, it is now branching into full sexual intercourse and is seeking homosexual volunteers to have sex with homosexual disabled people.

The group's leader Aiha Zemp had this to say:
"It's a big taboo that needs to be broken. Having sex is a basic human need like eating and drinking and we have to fight for this right for the disabled."

At present three men and one woman offer an erotic 'touching service,' and nine new volunteers have come forward to offer sex at £65 per hour.

Yes. That's right. These volunteers are getting paid to have sex with strangers. However, Zemp insists that this does not make them prostitutes:
"The big difference between the assistants and prostitutes is that the assistants show tenderness and are conscious of the needs of the disabled, rather than rushing and just taking the money,"

Erm, no. Aiha pet, they are still prostitutes. They are just good prostitutes.


Ronan Casey said...

Queue hundreds of desperate virgins breaking their own two legs in hope of a decent ride ;)

John Cav said...

Ronan: It's the episode that South Park forgot :)

The Swiss Job said...

Can't believe it! The story and the fact that I missed it, even though I'm living in Basel! I mentioned it to the lab-mates here and they all kinda went, "Oh yeah" while I was spluttering on in disbelief. It was in the papers here about three or four days ago and I guess the shock has worn off!

Joe said...

Hmm- there's no clarification but I assume it's people with physical rather than mental disabilities? Because that could get very very dangerous...

John Cav said...

Swiss: I told a Swiss girl I met last night about the story. She had not heard about it, but her reaction was pretty much the same. Total indifference. That must be one loose country in which you reside :)

Joe: Your comment had me laughing for about five minutes. Was I wrong to do so?!