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Erotic Party Planners Help Disabled Community Reclaim Its Sexuality

Organizers of an upcoming, wheelchair-accessible, bacchanal hope to topple the “Berlin wall of sex for people with disabilities.”

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Human sexuality is something that transcends culture, language, geography, and gender. No matter who, or where we are, nearly everyone experiences the undeniable biological need for some form—and there are many—of sexual expression. For those who live with physical disabilities, however, sex can become a misunderstood, and oftentimes uncomfortable subject to broach. That’s why a team of Canadian organizers have decided to throw what is being called the “Accessibility Orgy,” a night of sex and sexuality for the disabled community to both celebrate, and expand, what it means to be a sexual being who happens to have a physical impairment.

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The Five Best Projects from the Imagine Cup Competition

More than 100 student teams are competing to solve a host of environmental, health, accessibility, and education issues. Here are their best ideas.

How do we connect people who could save time and money by carpooling together? Can we diagnose malaria with a smartphone? Those problems—and a host of other environmental, health, accessibility, and education issues—are being tackled by 124 international teams of socially conscious, entrepreneurially-oriented high school and college students as part of Microsoft's upcoming annual Imagine Cup.

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