Sexuality, friendship and relationships for people with learning disabilities
If you have a learning disability A learning disability is to do with the way someone's brain works. It makes it harder for someone to learn, understand or do things. , or you know someone who does, we can help you find the right advice and support about sexuality Sexuality is how you feel about yourself and your body. It is about finding out and knowing what feels right for you. and relationships Relationships are about the people in your life. You might have different types of relationships like friendships, family relationships, or a boyfriend or girlfriend. .
We know this can sometimes be an awkward thing to talk about.
But people with a learning disability have the same rights Rights are the things everyone should be allowed to do like have a say, or go to school. as anyone else to express their sexuality and have personal and sexual relationships if they want to.
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Can people with a learning disability have a relationship?
We dream of a world where people with a learning disability have the same opportunities in life as everyone else and in this video Ismail tells us why everyone has the right to a loving relationship.
What is a relationship?
In this heart-warming video, you'll get to meet and hear from six different couples talking about their relationships.
Where to get support
You can always phone or email our Learning Disability Helpline for more guidance Guidance means being given clear instructions to be able to do something well. and information.
There is also our online community A community is the people and places in an area. where parents and family carers of people with a learning disability share their own experiences, offering advice and support.