I've worked with individuals with disabilities for almost 20 years. In that time, I've become friends with a number of people with CP. I'm posting here now because of something that people seem reluctant to address; the sexual needs of individuals with CP. I'm talking about individuals who, because of the physical challenges that they and their partner have, are unable to have a sexual relationship independently. I've known many individuals who state their desire to engage in a sexual relationship with a partner who is also disabled. The typical response from the "professionals" is to simply to do nothing and try to avoid the issue. Everyone is familiar with Mazlow's heirarchy of needs, right? Well, there are some who would classify sex as one of those basic needs and I concur. I know of a few couples who who want to fulfill that need but cannot without the assistance of a third party. I have talked to a number of individuals about this; some who are willing to step in to help, others who won't. So, what I would like to get is some feedback from this forum. Basically, what are you're thoughts on facilitated sex?