Valentines Day and an Oscar nomination for Helen Huntâ€™s portrayal of a sex surrogate bringing intimacy to a disabled man are fueling our fantasies this week.Â We bring a dose of romantic reality.
Mark Oâ€™Brien who lived most of his life in an iron lung is the focus of the new movie, â€œThe Sessions.â€ We talk to Jessica Yu, the director of the Oscar-winning â€œBreathing Lessons,â€ about her 1996 documentary of the real Mark Oâ€™Brien.Â Sheâ€™s offering KPFA members copies of this film.Â Â Â
David Steinberg will be in to talk about his photos of raw moments of sexual intimacy between persons with disabilities.Â And, Dr.Rafe Eric Biggs and his partner Ligia Andrade, both sex educators with disabilities, will talk about what gets in the way of intimacy for people with disabilities — and what to do about it.Â Â
An hour of appreciation for the sexual nature of all people with gifts to encourage you to show your appreciation of Pushing Limits by donating to KPFA.
Here’s the gifts we offered for your support of Pushing Limits:
Breathing Lessons DVD -$75. membership.
Erotic by Nature: A Celebration of Life, of Love, and of our wonderful BodiesÂ book – $75. membership.
Divas of San Francisco: Portraits of Transsexual Women, book, $60. membership.
Assorted Schraffen Berger Chocolate Bars – $60. membership.
Pushing Limits Bumper Sticker – membership at any level