Below is a compilation of external resources that Occupational Therapists may utilize to increase their knowledge in addressing the topic of sexuality with their clients.
Below are a list of printed books and e-books on sexuality and disability.
- Hattjar, B. (2012). Sexuality and occupational therapy: Strategies for persons with disabilities. Bethesda, MD : AOTA Press, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
- Karp, G. (2006). Disability & the art of kissing. Life on Wheels Press.
Below are links to journals that cover sexuality education, resources, intervention and research.
- American Journal of Occupational Therapy
- American Journal of Sexuality Education
- Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
- Journal of Psychology & Sexuality
- Journal of Sexual Education and Therapy
- Journal of Sexuality and Disability
Below is list of articles that the author(s) have found interesting and helpful while learning about sexuality and occupational therapy.
- D’Amico, M., & Cahill, S. (2015). Addressing sexuality with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families across the lifespan. American Journal of Occupational Therapy Association, 38(1), 1. https://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/Secure/Publications/SIS-Quarterly-Newsletters/DD/DDSIS-March-2015.pdf
- Hattjar, B. (2017). Addressing sexual activity: A structured method for assisting clients with intimacy. OT Practice, 22(19), 8–10, 12.
- MacRae, N. (2013). Sexuality and the role of occupational therapy. The American Occupational Therapy Association. https://www. aota. org/About- Occupational Therapy/Professionals/RDP/Sexuality. aspx.
- Occupational therapy practice framework: Domain and process (3rd ed.). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, S1-S48. https://doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.682006
- Sakellariou, D., & Algado, S. S. (2006). Sexuality and occupational therapy: Exploring the link. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(8), 350-356. https://doi.org/10.1177/030802260606900802
- World Health Organization. (2006). Defining sexual health: Report of a technical consultation on sexual health.http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/sexual_health/defining_sexual_health.pdf
Below are some podcasts that cover sexuality education.
Below are third-party websites that offer CEU on sexuality education for Occupational Therapists.
- American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists (AASECT)
- Institute for Sex, Intimacy and Occupational Therapy, LLC
Below are some websites that sell sexual related assistive technology. You can explore the websites below to learn more about commercially available sexuality related assistive technology.
Below are some resources that review different sexual positions.
- Davidson, J ( 2018, February). 5 Disability- Inclusive sex positions to spice up the bedroom. https://themighty.com/2018/02/disability-wheelchair-sex-positions/
- Gainsburg, M.,& Blades, N. (2019, July) . Sex positions guide: This is what your sex-position bucket list should look like. Women’s Magazine Magazine. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/sex-and-love/a19943165/sex-positions-guide/#
- Naphtali, K., MacHattie, E., Krassioukov, A., Elliott, S. L., & Disabilities Health Research Network (B.C.). (2009). Pleasure able: Sexual device manual for persons with disabilities. Vancouver: Disabilities Health Research Network.
- Rory. (n.d). Your guide to the 6 best disabled sex positions. Rory. https://www.hellorory.com/roar/disabled-sex/