Understanding the perspectives of people with physical disabilities on using sexual assistive devices

type of intervention

Allied Health

recruitment status



ACT, International, NSW, NT, NZ, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

type of ms

Clinically isolated syndrome, People with any form of MS, People without MS, Primary progressive MS, Relapsing remitting MS, Secondary progressive MS, Symptoms related to MS

Brief summary

We are seeking individuals with physical disabilities to take part in an online approx. hour-long interview which will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. The aim of this study is to examine the perspectives of individuals with physical disabilities on the use of sexual assistive devices (for the purpose of this study the term ‘sexual assistive device/s’ will be used to refer to what is commercially known as sex toys). Participants will be required to share their experiences and perspectives on their use of sexual assistive devices and their accessibility.

Inclusion criteria

Individuals who:
• Are over 18 years of age
• Have any physical disability
• Use or have previously used a sexual assistive device
• Are willing to discuss their sexuality and use of a sexual assistive device
• Are able to understand and provide informed consent and independently communicate.

Exclusion criteria

No physical disability, haven’t used a sexual assistive device (sex toy), unable to provide consent

Anticipated Start Date

Already started

Recruitment contacts


Further Details

Full details of the project can be found on the attached participant information letter.
Consent form


VIC – Accepting participants from all over Australia and other countries as interviews will be conducted online

Ethics Approval


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