In recent years, there has been active discussion of the sexuality of people with disabilities. Through these discussions, the issues of the rights and support for people with mental and physical disabilities in terms of sex is often mentioned, and the sexual individuality of people with disabilities is seen as being very important. However, there have been very few studies on people with visual disabilities, and there have been no detailed examinations carried out on the sexuality of such people. Therefore, this paper will clarify how the sexuality of people with visual disability is formed and what kind of practice is carried out, by holding interviews with relevant parties. Although it is true that people with visual disabilities face difficulties when they are expected to be the same as nondisabled people, this paper shows how a new sexuality, led by senses other than vision, should be, and shows the possibility of getting over the limits of sexuality of non-disabled people.
人間文化創成科学論叢 13 359-367, 2011-03