Sexual Ethics


RELG-363: Sexual Ethics

Document Type

Student Paper

Publication Date

Spring 4-5-2024


Disability Studies | Gender and Sexuality | Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication | Religion

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

As disabled individuals are forced into the social other and an asexual narrative, dating apps provide an outlet for this demographic to engage in their sexuality in a format that is more easily accessible. In an age of rising technology, the destigmatization and usage of dating apps highlights the self-expressive potential of an underrepresented and misunderstood demographic. This issue is addressed through historical perspectives of “crip sex,” a comparison between the disabled dating experience and the able-bodied dating experience, and a description of the significance of a dating app designed for individuals with disabilities.