Sexual assistants and surrogates

From Violet Blue’s blog, this on the sexual services for people with disabilities.

An article today on South Africa-based News 24 leads me to a fascinating piece of information I was somehow unaware of. In Europe, there is a profession called “sexual assistant” — and in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Germany, it’s a fully licensed profession with “proper legal status.”

Though I’ve never heard this specific term, a “sex assistant” is very similar in many ways to what we in the U.S. call a “sex surrogate” or “sexual surrogate,” though the professions, at least as the former is described in the News24 article, have some critical differences.

Who knew? And yet it makes so much sense. So much still to discover about the world, people.

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