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Swimming, Sex and Swinging; A Chat with Lorraine Stanley

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Swimming, Sex and Swinging; A Chat with Lorraine Stanley

In Episode 22, I have the opportunity to interview Lorraine Stanley. Lorraine Stanley, formerly a fitness instructor, woke up paralysed in 2007, after a flu-type bug developed into M.E. and forced her to stop trading. Based in the UK, she hunted for support on sex and disability, and found very little accessible help.  She discovered that there are often only a handful of sessions covering the subject of sex and intimacy across several years of formal training for health care and social care professionals. Lorraine decided to be pro-active, and ran several sex and disability discussion groups at her local independent living centre.

Fast forward to 2021, and her not-for-profit training organisation SWAD has been featured in a book, she has launched her web-based training services, won business awards for innovative and progressive work, and has been an invited speaker at events local, national and international. 

Lorraine's lived experience of being bisexual and a swinger, combined with her professional background in training and development, makes for some interesting conversations!

Lorraine’s organization can be reached at www.swaddorset.org. Her email is Lorainne@swaddoset.org.

 Episode Cover Description [DISIRability logo in green with a wheelchair symbol in place of the letter b. "ALT" and the text “Episode 22” are written underneath. In a teal blue background, there is the following text “Swimming, Sex and Swinging. A Chat with Lorraine Stanley, CEO of” and the logo of “SWAD” in purple and yellow colors, which states “where disability and sex come together. Then the text at the bottom “with Angela Car (she/her) 18+)”. On the right, there is a photo of Lorraine Stanley wearing a scarf with teal butterflies.

Full transcript of this episode can be found at this link:


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