Love & Intimacy

Many of us experience love. We may love our Mum or Dad. We may love our pet rabbit. We may also have a crush on a pop star or a movie star.

We hear a lot about love when it comes to dating and relationships. But how is loving a boyfriend, girlfriend, or partner different from loving our Mum or Dad? How is it the same? Is loving a partner the same as having sex with them? Is it different? Is a crush the same thing as love?

And what does intimacy mean? Does ‘being intimate’ with someone always mean having sex with them? Are there other ways people can show love to each other, or be intimate with each other? What’s scary about love and intimacy? What’s great about it?

Let’s have a conversation!

Videos

How Do You Support Your Partner and Show Them Love?

If we’ve never had a romantic partner, we often think about all the things we might GET if we find one: love, affection, friendship, sex, support… But having a partner also means GIVING a lot of things to them. A good partner won’t expect you to give them lots of money or fancy gifts. More often partners give each other support and love. In this video, different people talk about how they support their partner and show them love.

Resources

Scarleteen

Sexuality and relationships info for teens and emerging adults. Articles on all aspects of sexuality, dating, love, relationships, communication, contraception etc.

Amaze

Fun, animated videos that give you all the answers you actually want to know about sex, your body and relationships. Characters in the videos are usually high school students.

Let’s Get Real

A dating group for people with cognitive disabilities in Greater Vancouver. They have monthly events. Email for more info.

 

 

News

Teen Vogue Article on the Importance of Sex Education for Students With Disabilities

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Teen Vogue has been doing some great politically & socially focused journalism lately. This story covers the importance of Sex Education, and why it’s essential not to exclude students with […]

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