Sexuality and relationships advice and support

If you have a learning disability, or you know someone who does, we can help you find the right advice and support about sexuality and relationships. 

We know this can be an awkward thing to talk about. But people with a learning disability have the same rights as anyone else to express their sexuality and have personal and sexual relationships if they want to.  

Advice you can trust

Getting the right advice on sexuality and relationships is important. We’ve gathered a handy list of recommended resources – which you can access and download here. 

This includes advice on a wide range of topics which we believe are important for good relationships and sex education, including: 

  • body awareness.  
  • consent.  
  • LGBT+ identities. 
  • qualities of healthy and unhealthy relationships. 
  • sexual health and safe sex.

Love doesn't discriminate

"I love him the way he is."
We dream of a world where people with a learning disability have the same opportunities in life as everyone else – and that includes the right to a loving relationship. 


Watch our #CelebrateTheLove video. 

Contact us

If you need more information, visit our FAQ page here, or contact the Learning Disability Helpline: 

0808 808 1111 
helpline@mencap.org.uk.

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