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Exploring lingerie, sex toys and the pleasures of her own body for the first time, a middle-aged disabled woman interrogates what physical intimacy means to her. After a lifetime of enduring mostly clinical forms of touch, she yearns for her first gratifying sexual experience. With the support of her friends, caregivers and a Dutch organization that connects disabled people to sex care workers, she builds the confidence needed to prioritize this aspect of her well-being at last. Offering a lens through which we can examine intersections of sexuality, disability and gender, Sexual Healing is an introspective conversation-starter that brings much-needed illumination to an experience that is too often left out of social discourse. Denae Peters


  • Director(s)

    • Elsbeth Fraanje
  • Producer(s)

    • Willem Baptist
    • Nienke Korthof
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Mascha Arkink
  • Writer(s)

    • Elsbeth Fraanje
  • Editor(s)

    • Ralf Verbeek
  • Cinematography

    • Jefrim Rothuizen
  • Composer

    • Tobias Borkert
  • Sound

    • Susanne Helmer
  • Sound Design

    • Vladimir Rakic

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