Magazine on love and sex for people with mental disabilitiesby Beatrice Credi - 2015.06.22
A new quarterly magazine in France is dedicated to problems with love and sex for people with mental disabilities. J'existe et je veux (I exist and I want) is published by the association Adapei, with contributions from readers in a language that's easy to read and understand. It's distributed in French centres for people with mental disabilities, where sex is usually still taboo. In some institutions it's even expressly forbidden to have love affairs or display affection, even as simple as a kiss. These are cultural norms that J'existe et je veux will try to overcome, even if only four times a year.
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