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The Love Abilities festival will change the belief that people with disabilities have no desire for love, sex, and intimacy. Everyone deserves pleasurable and fulfilling lives. This festival will empower the people with disabilities with the skills, knowledge and resources to lead the fullest lives possible, and for their caregivers, lovers and allies to help support or be part of their life.

Throughout this festival, we will work to change the belief that pleasurable sensations, orgasm and ecstatic states is not possible for those with physical disabilities. In addition, we will equip participants with an array of tips, techniques and tools so as to enjoy sex and express their sexuality with confidence and ease. We seek to fill the gaps in the lack of sexual education and positive role models when it comes to sexuality and disability.

The online nature of our festival allows participants from all over the world to connect with others easily. To ensure that the sessions are dynamic and interactive, our speakers and facilitators are all experts in their field. 

Come join us and embark on a new learning journey!  

HOW IT WORKS

People who purchased the ticket will be invited to join a closed Facebook group – where you will get the Zoom link to attend sessions LIVE, or choose to access the recordings for up to 30 days! We have 5 sessions per weekday, and 6 sessions per weekend. There will be 29 sessions with over 50 presenters spanning 6 countries.

Live captioning and audio transcription will be available for all recordings.

Day 1 - 15 October 2020 (Thursday)

UK Time

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EVENT NAME

9:30 – 10:30a.m.

1:30 – 2:30a.m.

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

11:00 – 12:30p.m.

3:00 – 4:30a.m.

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

1:00 – 2:00p.m.

5:00 – 6:00a.m.

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

4:30 – 5:30p.m.

8:30 – 9:30a.m.

11:30 – 12:30 a.m.

5:50 – 6:40p.m.

9:50 – 10:40a.m.

12:50 – 1:40p.m.

7:00 – 8:30p.m.

11:00 – 12:30p.m.

2:00 – 3:30 a.m.

8:30 – 9:30p.m.

12:30 – 1:30 pm

3:30 – 4:30 am

Huddle Time (Not recorded)

Day 2 - 16 October 2020 (Friday)

UK Time

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EVENT NAME

11:00- 12:00p.m.

3:00 – 4:00a.m.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

1:00 – 2:30p.m.

5:00 – 6:30a.m.

8:00 – 9:30 p.m.

3:00 – 4:30p.m.

7:00 – 8:30a.m.

10:00 – 11:30 p.m.

5:00 – 6:30p.m.

9:00 – 10:30a.m.

12:00 – 1:30 a.m.

7:00 – 8:30p.m.

11:00 – 12:30p.m.

2:00 – 3:30 a.m.

8:30 – 9:30p.m.

12:30 – 1:30 pm

3:30 – 4:30 am

Huddle Time (Not recorded)

Day 3 - 17 October 2020 (Saturday)

UK Time

PST/ PDT

Singapore Time

EVENT NAME

9:00 – 9:30a.m.

1:00 – 1:30a.m.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

10:00 – 10:30a.m.

2:00 – 2:30a.m.

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

11:00 – 12:30p.m.

3:00 – 4:30a.m.

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

3:00 – 4:00p.m.

7:00 – 8:00a.m.

10:00 – 11:00 p.m.

4:15 – 4:45p.m.

8:15 – 8:45a.m.

10:15 – 10:45 p.m.

5:00 – 6:30p.m.

9:00 – 10:30a.m.

12:00 – 1:30 a.m.

7:00 – 8:30p.m.

11:00 – 12:30p.m.

2:00 – 3:30 a.m.

8:30 – 9:30p.m.

12:30 – 1:30 pm

3:30 – 4:30 am

Huddle Time (Not recorded)

Day 4 - 18 October 2020 (Sunday)

UK Time

PST/ PDT

Singapore Time

EVENT NAME

9:30 – 10:30a.m.

1:30 – 2:30a.m.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

11:00 – 12:30p.m.

3:00 – 4:30a.m.

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

1:00 – 2:30p.m.

5:00 – 6:30a.m.

8:00 – 9:30 p.m.

3:00 – 4:30p.m.

7:00 – 8:30a.m.

10:00 – 11:30 p.m.

5:00 – 6:30p.m.

9:00 – 10:30a.m.

12:00 – 1:30 a.m.

7:00 – 8:30p.m.

11:00 – 12:30p.m.

2:00 – 3:30 a.m.

8:30 – 9:30p.m.

12:30 – 1:30 pm

3:30 – 4:30 a.m.

Huddle Time (Not recorded)

Day 5 - 19 October 2020 (Monday)

UK Time

PST/ PDT

Singapore Time

EVENT NAME

11:00 – 12:30p.m.

3:00 – 4:30a.m.

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

1:00 – 2:30p.m.

5:00 – 6:30a.m.

8:00 – 9:30 p.m.

3:00 – 4:30p.m.

7:00 – 8:30a.m.

10:00 – 11:30 p.m.

5:00 – 6:30p.m.

9:00 – 10:30a.m.

12:00 – 1:30 a.m.

7:00 – 8:00p.m.

11:00 – 12:00p.m.

2:00 – 3:00 a.m.

Closing Ceremony

8:00 – 9:00p.m.

12:00 – 1:00p.m.

3:00 – 4:00a.m.

Huddle Time (Not recorded)

Sessions (By Category)

Update as of 31 August 2020

Keynote Address Speaker
Tuppy Owens (UK)

Sexual Knowledge/ Education
1) Sex, the Law, Disability Rights and Fun (Claire de Than, UK)

2) Psychosexual Case Studies (Michelle Donald, UK)

3) Sexual Sustainability for Women with SCIs (Dr. Marcalee Alexander, USA)

4) Sexual Function through Subconscious Neural Pathways in Spinal Injury (Dr. Bronek Boszczyk, Germany)

5) Menstruation following Spinal Cord Injury (Helen Thrussell, UK)

6) Personal Self Defence – tailored for people with special needs (Yunquan Qin, Singapore)

7) Sex Ed for parents with Kids with Disabilities (Kelly Ace, USA)

8) Neural Bases of Genital- and Non-genital-elicited Orgasms  (Dr. Barry Komisaruk, USA)

9) Why and How to have Relationships (Benjamin Fry, UK)

Sexual Enhancement
10) Support for Sexual Expression and Consent in Caregiving (Shauna Farabaugh, USA)

11) Love Potion Number 9: The formula for accessing the best sex of your life! (Dr. Mitchell Tepper, USA)

12) The Art & Science of Sexual Arousal (Angela Gregory, UK)

13) Kegels (Katie Mann, UK)

14) Playful Enlivening of your Sensual Subtle Bodies  (Oliver James Damian, Australia)

15) The Art of Tease  (Ruth Ramsay, UK)

16) Everyday Pervertables (Dani Elle, Philippines)

17) Tantra (Sue Newsome, UK)

18) I am enough! Self-Love and Mental Resiliency (Angela Car, USA)

19) Laugh and Cry (Dr. Martha Tara Lee, Singapore)

20) The Art of Romance (Andrew Walker)

PANELS
21) Womxn Sexuality & Disability Panel:
Moderator: Angela Car (USA)
Panelists: Lorraine Stanley (UK), Emma Buckett (UK), Alex Cowan (UK), Carlene Purcell (UK)

22) Mxn Sexuality & Disability Panel:
Moderator: Chris Dabbs (UK)
Panelists: Gary Dawson (UK), Michael Kiel (USA), E Winter Tashlin (USA)

23) Sexuality & Disabilities Advocacy Panel:
Moderator: Tuppy Owens (UK)
Panelists: Lorraine Stanley (UK), Dr. Bronek Boszczyk (Germany), Claire Thornber (UK)

24) BDSM Panel:
Moderator: Mistress Ava Zhang (USA)
Panelists: Kendra Holliday (USA), Katherine Sellors (UK), Lee Harrington (USA)

25) Facilitated Sex & Intimacy Panel:
Moderator: Dr. Mitchell Tepper (USA)
Panelists: Nellie Wilson (USA), Kian de la Cour (UK), Kendra Holliday (USA), Trish St John (Canada)

26) Sexual Aids/ Toys & Disability Panel:
Moderator: Jeremy Shub (Australia)
Panelists: Soumyadip Rakshit (MysteryVibe, UK) , Lavinia Winch (Yesyesyes, UK), Damian Weatherald (Bedroom Adventures, UK), Francesca Cross (Pleasure Garden, UK)

27) Dating with Disabilities Panel:
Moderator: Michelle Donald (UK)
Panelists: Dr. Richard Bruno (USA), Jennie Williams (UK), Emily Rose Yates (UK)

28) Birth and Pregnancy while Disabled Panel:
Moderator: Angela Gregory (UK)
Panelists: Robin Wilson-Beattie (USA)

29) Invisible Disabilities Panel:
Moderator: Joyen (Philippines)
Panelists: Tania Chatterjee (USA), Nellie Wilson (USA), Katie Sarra (UK), Daniel Jones (USA)