Toronto will host an orgy for people with disabilities this summer

Andrew Morrison-Gurza would like to remind you that sex is for people with disabilities, too.

Mar 1, 2020, 2:05 am*

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Dylan Love 

Dylan Love

Tired of seeing uninformed attitudes about sex and sexuality projected on those with disabilities, Canadian disability consultants Andrew Morrison-Gurza and Stella Parikarova are throwing an orgy.

The orgy will be 100 percent accessible to those in and out of wheelchairs, and those without disabilities are also welcome. It will be hosted by Toronto’s Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, a venue that usually hosts alternative theater shows but also happens to be totally accessible. 

“The criteria was that the venue be wheelchair accessible and would allow sex and nudity, if guests were inclined to partake,” Fatima Mechtab of Oasis Aqualounge, a sex club also attached to the event, told the Daily Dot.

The orgy for people with disabilities is taking place at a time when many people with disabilities will be visiting Toronto: August 14, the last day of a regional qualifying event for the Paralympics. Here’s a flyer for the orgy:

https://twitter.com/Ella_Vation/status/606511231361515520

“We were originally going to call the event AccSEXability Revealed, as I had to come up with the idea of having it done as a masquerade theme for fun and also to add dimension of sexiness/mystery and anonymity for people who might be new to this kind of event and maybe a bit shy,” Parikarova told the Daily Dot via email. 

Morrison-Gurza is outspoken on social media, especially about issues surrounding the intersection of disability and sexuality. He created the #deliciouslydisabled and #deliciouslydisabledally hashtags as a way to start a conversation around sex and disability. 

“We needed to create a language around disability that highlights the best parts about disability, and one that everyone could have access to.  What would you do if you saw that really sexy person with a disability at the club?  How would you describe them?” Morrison-Gurza told the Daily Dot via email. “#DeliciouslyDisabled helps give you a new way to do that, which isn’t steeped in medical or political prose.”

Although the #deliciouslydisabled hashtag appears to predate the orgy itself, Morrison-Gurza has been tweeting it to promote the event. Here’s a 14-minute-long video of artist Brent Ray Fraser painting a large #deliciouslydisabled sign with his penis, followed by several other shows of support from others around the Internet.

https://www.instagram.com/p/3mtmGPw4la/

H/T NY Daily News | Photo via Sean McGrath/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jun 8, 2015, 1:50 pm