Most sex toys are designed and made for able bodied people and therefore fail to be wholly inclusive.
Pleasure products that are useful for people with wide-ranging disabilities tend to have been 'adapted' for disability rather than created using disability driven design.
The folks over at Handi have long been pondering the fact that
"hundreds of millions of people around the world can’t masturbate due to hand limitations (pain, immobility, lack of dexterity, weakness etc)"
and are creating products that are informed and led by the disability community. Making products with diversity in mind is at the core of their design ethic.
Handi was founded by disability consultant and activist Andrew Gurza and innovation strategist Heather Morrison. Our resident sexologist Toya Ricci had an amazing chat with Heather about her work and the range of toys they have designed right here in Melbourne. You can listen below.
The Handi Book of Love, Lust & Disability is a must read that will make you laugh, cry and everything in between, unearthing new conversations on sex, relationships and disability. It's beautifully designed and full of raw, powerful and inspiring stories, poetry and artwork from 50 phenomenal contributors from the disabled community.
HERE ARE THREE PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET NOW that we love because of their ease and versatility of use and the way they can be employed to make sex and masturbation more accessible.
We-Vibe are the leaders in tech and their groundbreaking products have revolutionised the sex toy market. Using a phone instead of buttons to control the vibrations makes a huge difference to so many folks with hand limitations.
Chorus is the most updated version of their couples toy. They've added a soft, squishy, silicone remote that you squeeze to control the vibration. The harder you squeeze, the stronger the vibration. So when you're climaxing, you squeeze the hell out of that thing!!
One of our favourite pleasure products of ALL TIME the Wedge allows bodies to be positioned in a way that can make penetration and masturbation more comfortable and accessible.
We're a big fan of the BMS toy range because of their low-hum-to-full-throttle motors, great shapes, quilted silicone handle for easy gripping and a single button control located at the bottom of the toy (or on the handle in the case of the wand). Great prices too!
4. Luddi Ziggy
The ZIGGY is designed for all bodies. Rub on it, stroke your penis, hump it, tuck it into your harness or underwear or put it between two bodies. What makes The ZIGGY so unique is it's accessible charging station for easy access, use and storage. Designed with accessibility in mind.
We cannot wait to see what pleasure products Handi have created. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date.