Katie Price Wants to Hire a Sex Worker for Autistic Son
British TV personality Katie Price wants her son Harvey to experience sex when he turns 18 and has revealed that she has considered hiring a sex worker for him.
The 39-year-old, formerly known as Jordan, shares her son with ex-soccer player Dwight Yorke.
Harvey, 15, suffers from a number of medical conditions and Price fears he may never be able to form a real relationship with a woman.
Harvey is registered blind and suffers from a condition known as septo-optic dysplasia, which affects the development of his optic nerve. He is also severely autistic and suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome and finds walking difficult.
“Harvey is 15 now. Naturally, at 15 you go through puberty and it’s natural to experiment with yourself,” the former glamour model said on UK talk show Loose Women. She then went on to reveal that her husband, Kieran Hayler, had joked about hiring a prostitute for his 18th birthday.
It’s something Price is considering. “He hasn’t got a clue about that side,” Price, 39, said of her child’s knowledge of sex. “What do you do, do I leave it?”
There are charities and organisations set up to help connect sex workers with people with disabilities, so this is neither a new idea nor is it a scandalous one.
In Australia and overseas, disability advocacy groups have been trying to raise awareness about disabled people and sex for years.
Veteran sex worker Rachel Wotton is one of the co-founders of Touching Base, an organisation that allows people with disabilities to connect with sex workers.
She says the stigma surrounding the sex lives of people with disabilities is disheartening.
“It’s ridiculous. Just because someone can’t walk the same way as others, or doesn’t have the same technique to use their voice, doesn’t mean they haven’t got the same sexual desires as other people,” Ms Wotton told news.com.au.
She said that it would be incredibly difficult for people living with a disability to request for help with their sexual needs. This is where Katie Price might be ahead of the game — she’s already thinking of her son’s needs before he has attempted to express them to her.
“Imagine if you had to ring your mother or carer and say ‘this is what I’d like to do, can you help me?’” Ms Wotton said.
“Imagine the fear of opening up about your sexual desires, as a middle-aged man or woman, to your family. Some of the parents have been amazing, and really work through this stigma. It’s very brave of them.”
So while her husband may have been joking about hiring a sex worker for Harvey when he turns 18, it is not a bad idea.
What do you think? Would you consider hiring a sex worker for your disabled child as they reach adulthood?
Source: Instagram/Katie Price