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A sex worker and her disabled client have spoken out about their romps to 'normalise' people with disabilities having an active sex life. Here they are explaining a bit about their relationship:
Olive Pearl, 30, and her client, Gavin Thorneycroft, 32 - who has cerebral palsy - decided to speak out about their encounters to break the stigma surrounding sex with a disability.
The pair - who have gone on to become good friends - said wheelchair-bound Gavin is often positioned in a sex swing.
The duo hope their 'no holds barred' content will encourage others to be more open-minded and understanding.
Olive, who is originally from Hamburg, Germany, but now lives in Melbourne, Australia, has been in the sex industry on and off since she was 18.
She said: "Gavin is just a regular guy - with the same sexual desires as other people. When I spend time with him, I don't see him as any different to any other client.
"We just have to get a little inventive with our positions to make sure it's comfortable for him - the sex swing is great for that - but that's it.
"I feel privileged that Gavin trusts me enough to sexually satisfy his needs. We are now good friends, and we always have fun together."
Gavin, who is unable to work due to his disability, also from from Melbourne, said: "Having sex makes me feel normal, but it was hard to find a sex worker who gets it.
"Olive is so respectful and we have a great time together. Just because I'm disabled it doesn't mean I don't have the same wants and needs as able-bodied people.
"People with disabilities shouldn't feel ashamed of having sex and being sexual - it's totally normal."
Gavin first reached out to Olive, who previously worked in education, for a session seven months ago in February 2021 and he has been a regular client ever since - seeing her for a romp usually once a week.
The duo have built a friendship after making Tiktok videos in an effort to 'break the stigma' surrounding sex and disabilities.
Olive said: "Instead of believing something you've heard, do your own research. Talk to people and form your own opinion. Don't be afraid to admit to mistakes and changing your views. We have to evolve.
"It's the only way we're going to be able to break the stigma."
Gavin said: "Olive is the best sex worker I've been with, and we have good chemistry.
"90 percent of the time past experiences I've had sexually have been bad - they haven't been able to understand how cerebral palsy can impact sex.
"People with disabilities still want and need sex and relationships."
Olive added: "It's important that people appreciate that just because someone has a disability it doesn't mean their need for a sexual relationship isn't there - they just may need to do things slightly differently.
"All it takes is some time to listen and a little creativity in the bedroom to make magic happen and it's enjoyable for everyone. It gives me great satisfaction - making sure Gavin is fulfilled."
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