Reddit reviews: The best disabled people demographic studies

We found 15 Reddit comments discussing the best disabled people demographic studies. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 7 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Disabled People Demographic Studies:

u/kwxt2 · 8 pointsr/cfs

Sexplanations is a great channel and I'm so excited to see Dr. Doe make a video about Disability and Sex. It's a pretty giant overview, but hits a lot of important points that are applicable to CFS. This is a topic that's come up repeatedly on the chat groups and I thought it might be nice to bring here.

I especially liked her clarification that people with disabilities can be gay/straight/bi/poly/trans/asexual/kinky/vanilla/whatever - that sexuality is not defined by disability. As I've gotten to know people from this community (r/cfs) I've met people with many different sexual orientations and preferences.

Dr. Doe also talks about how people with disabilities are often desexualized which is something I certainly found as I got sicker.

And I appreciated her mention that some people fetishize disabilities in a harmful way. When I first started dating post-cfs I found this quite a bit (ick!)

I wish she had talked a little bit more about tactics for us to work around our physical limitations in our love lives. I've found this community very helpful in that area but haven't seen it talked about publicly very much. Perhaps in a future video.

As an aside, the book that Dr. Doe recommends at 5:50 (The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability) was actually shown to me by someone on here a while back. It's a good book and does a nice job of including energy disabilities. If you're starting to figure out how sexuality/dating/sex works with CFS it's worth checking out.

Links to the book:

u/Remus90 · 1 pointr/CerebralPalsy

I have a milder form of CP in my legs. Instantly visble in my walk and curved back. I can move on my own but curbs or stairs with no railing pretty much nerf me unless I have a hand or the walls are close enough together.

I was forced for 6 and a half years starting at age 12 to use a walker at school. It killed my self esteem and I thought no woman would ever want me as you don't grow out of Palsy. At about 17 I had had enough of trying to pretend like it didn't matter. The Ultimate Guide to Sexuality and Disability is written by 3 people, two with disabilities and all sex educators. It has some solid practical information on positions/technique/toys but to me the best part was the emotional healing it gave me even curing some biases I didn't realize I had. Its from 2003 so it doesn't really go into online dating but its tips for meeting people and self-esteem chapter is still very relevant. https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Guide-Sex-Disability-Disabilities/dp/B00FFBGURQ

I've had 1 girlfriend for a few months in 2014. Early 2016 I realized I'm part kinkster. Not the 50 Shades crap, the real thing. I went from knowing nobody like me in real life to knowing a guy in a wheelchair, a woman with a service dog and walker, two women with chronic pain problems and one guy with a cognitive condition all in my small local scene. The book has a chapter on 'S/M' sex too and the creativity of it enthralled me. People with Palsy have to be creative to navigate the world that's not made for us. This is great for BDSM. Its not all pain and chains and we are not all warped to enjoy it.

I've been accepted by them bad legs and all and had an amazing Halloween experience where I learned the curved back I always resented feels amazing when candle wax is dripped on it.

If your not into that fine, but I though I'd share my story with you. If you have questions about it or the book I'll be happy to answer. I'll link my first two munches (public dinner) in my local community and my Halloween story where I finally felt good about my body. The Halloween one is long but I think you'll enjoy it. I also know two books on kink and disability if you want the info.




u/DuncantheWonderDog · 2 pointsr/deaf

A CI was put into me at around 18 months old. I was mainstreamed.

My school system had a magnet deaf/HH program that attracted students from five different school townships. As result, I wasn't the only deaf student in my grade, although it was still lonely company since only one of them only really grew up with me, with others coming and going. At most, there was five others, at lowest, there was two others. I never tried to interact with those who were in grades below or above me after elementary school.

I had interpreters in all of my classes. They started out with SEE and then slowly changed to ASL. Later, I found out that this was due to conflicting philosophies from my elementary, middle, and high schools. There wasn't an unificated plan at the time even though there was a person who oversaw all three programs.

Far as I know, the most "successful" people who came out of the magnet program was HH. I was an abnormality in that I had 0% access to spoken English after Elementary School. In fifth grade, I determined that my CI was nothing but a distraction and gave off the false image that I was HH instead of deaf. I still wore the CI for a few years, turned off, and then eventually I built up enough confidence to stop wearing it. Nothing changed although my Middle School's TOR made a bit of fuss but considering how well I was doing in my classes, it didn't last for too long.

I did pretty good, academic wise. I was involved in extracurricular activities (Cross Country, class officer, and so on). I had scholarships thrown at me. But it was three years after I dropped out of university (after three years of alienation and isolation) that the fact that something was missing was noticed by me. I'm sure that my father and others have noticed it before but they either didn't tell me, or if they did try to bring it up with me, I just brushed it off. I wasn't making progress with my emotional and social life.

At least in the meatspace. Around fifth grade, I discovered Internet and with that, I acquired Written English and a social life. Even today, my cyberspace social life is more active than meatworld's.

There's a couple of books that might be of interest to your research; Madness in Mainstream and Turning the Tide.

Feel free to ask more questions if you have any. I have plenty of tidbits.

u/deepsoulfunk · 1 pointr/disability

Well, if you're posting here then you know something about it. A lot of it vaguely mirrors Women's Studies and Critical Race Theory or even Queer Theory. The science of oppression if you will.

Some basic things to look into are issues like People First Language, it's very popular among Social Justice types but it's good to ALSO be familiar with dissenting opinions like that proposed by the National Federation for the Blind.

Also, studying the Disability Rights Movement is pretty key, but you have to watch a lot of early documentation of it really sidelined the contributions of women (Intersectionality ahhhh!!!!). This book was pretty helpful to me.

One of the bigger points of history here has been the creation of the ADA which plays a large role in that legislative definition of disability I mentioned earlier. However, the ADA grew out of the Rehabilitation Act of '73. Nixon tried like hell to gut it but there was a national protest by people with disabilities at government offices across the country which, for its time ended up being one of the longest sit ins in a Federal building that had ever occurred. Of course, the wiki article mentions none of this, but you'll find out all about it in that book I linked above.

Also, understanding the Social Model of Disability is important. Those are some quick things to get you started.

u/cyborgbird · 1 pointr/FriendsofthePod

Synopsis: This week Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) sat down with Disability Rights Activist Alice Wong (@SFdirewolf) to talk about what ableism looks like today and responses from the disabled activist community. They began with a discussion on language and how being disabled is perceived. They moved onto how the modern political landscape affects people who are disabled, and what Trump and Kavanaugh mean for healthcare decisions. Wong ended with a call to action and hope.

Interested in Alice Wong’s work? Preorder her new book on Amazon.

u/Cyclops75 · 1 pointr/CerebralPalsy

You're welcome! It's not my YouTube but both speakers deal with these topics very well and both are real things that will factor in to his life. If you have any other questions I'm here.

Oh, it's very far off of course- but theirs not much on sex and disability. This book really helped once I got a copy at 17. Even as a nondisabled person this book may help you to know just because he has a disability; he doesn't have to be single forever.


u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/IAmA

i get all the instructions i need from porn! that's healthy, right? :-p

No but seriously, I haven't really looked into videos, but there is a book i've been meaning to look at called "Enabling Romance" that addresses those sorts of subjects.

Realistically, however, aside from the whole "not walking" thing, I'm pretty mobile out of my chair. I don't suffer any loss of sensation or motor skills in my legs until basically my ankles, so I don't have much limitation as far as moving/positioning my lower half goes.

u/AElbereth · 1 pointr/sex

I don't believe it would bother me. You know what you can do, how to move yourself around etc. As long as you're savvy enough to get creative with body positioning, things would be great.

I have non-visible disabilities, including two muscular skeletal conditions and chronic pain. My back is different and certain things are not possible for me. I'm still learning to accept this, so I picked up this book at my local sex shop. It's called "The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability". https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FFBGURQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495272055&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=the+ultimate+guide+to+sex+and+disability&dpPl=1&dpID=41quZKrWieL&ref=plSrch
It's candid, thoughtful, and is written by people who are and/or work with people with disabilities. There is indeed a section about wheelchairs and some tips on positioning and ergonomics. Perhaps you know these tips already, but I thought I would throw it out there!

u/ocherthulu · 3 pointsr/asl

Deaf Gain by Bauman and Murray for sure.