Why everyone should invest in Orgasm Insurance, with Handi

Handi co-founder Heather Morrison on why to invest in our future sexual happiness, today.

Sex positive Handi Andrew Gurza

Have you ever been deep into a self-exploration pleasure session, lost in your own body and rhythm, feeling all the feels from head-to-toe, when you’ve had your deepest desires interrupted? Perhaps you’ve felt your hands cramp, tighten or tire; maybe you had to reposition, change hands or switch toys. That reset—a momentary pull from pleasure—is jarring. And statistics prove that it will increase with age.

Now, imagine what it might be like if your ability to reach down and experience self pleasure any time you craved it was taken away completely.

And what if, in order to experience even a moment of sexual pleasure, you had to ask a relative stranger or paid support worker, the same person who feeds and clothes you, to help? To help you get into position, un-package toys from their impossible packaging, to set you up, wait until you were ‘done’ then charge and put the toys away. Oh, and don’t forget asking them to clean up afterwards too.

And what if you couldn’t just ask any old carer, but only ones that approved of your human right to self pleasure?

Waiting until their next shift, your sexual pleasure dictated by their work schedule. “So sorry love, hopefully you’re only in the mood every other Thursday between 12-1pm. Otherwise, you’re shit out of luck.”

Sounds awful right? Like you were dealt a rather rough hand. Or perhaps more accurately, no hand at all. But this is the reality for hundreds of millions of people around the world who live with hand limitations, or restrictions due to Cerebral Palsy, strokes, arthritis, osteoporosis, accidents, circulatory problems, and general weaknesses. These escalate with age and affect almost everyone over time.

The stark reality is that 1 in 5 people live with a disability, and by the time we reach 60, nearly half of us will have some form of disability. By the time we’re rounding 90 that number climbs to 90%. While none of us knows exactly what tomorrow holds in store, there’s a lot of certainty that our physical ability will at some stage head on a downward trajectory. This is particularly true when it comes to hand limitations, where many people say hello to arthritis, hand weakness, trigger finger and fatigue—and good-bye to climax and pleasure.

Are you willing to give up your orgasms as you age, trading years for pleasure? You’ll have more time on our hands and less people to booty call.

Your ability to please yourself may become paramount for your optimum physical, sexual, emotional and mental health. Studies and the World Health Organisation make it clear that sexual pleasure is a Human Right and helps us stay positive and live happier lives.

This is where Handi comes in—AKA your Orgasm Insurance. Handi was born from the simple fact that hundreds of thousands of people around the world are not able to self pleasure due to hand limitations. And shockingly, there are NO toys on the market designed specifically with this in mind. As co-founder & CEO of Handi, I want to protect our right to self pleasure. I think it’s ridiculous that the sexual needs of disabled people have been ignored for too long, with no brands or products catering to them. (Disabled people, by the way, together form the biggest minority group in the world.) It’s perhaps not surprising that when we surveyed the disabled community we found that 92% were clamoring for sex tech that is designed for them.

We are currently in the progress of developing the first sex toy with a start-to-joyful-finish function that doesn’t rely on the use of your hands. Called The Handi Joystick, it incorporates learnings from the disabled community to create universal design that benefits us all. Things like bigger buttons that are always in reach, a flexible middle section that can be bent into different shapes and positions for various preferences, body types and abilities; a cuddly section that increases intimacy, and a total design that decreases the reliance on fine motor skills. We’ve removed the need for hands across every phase of use, through unpackaging, using, charging, cleaning and storing.

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The Handi Joystick is just the beginning, the first in our roster of a full line of products suited to different disabilities and limitations, not to mention accessories like lube, lingerie and condoms (even the strongest hands have a hard time opening those packages!).

Handi is not for a small niche audience of undersexed disabled folks. One day it will be for every single one of us—because everything we do today will future proof our orgasms tomorrow.

To insure your future orgasm, you can get coverage in the following ways: Give a donation, buy a copy of the The Handi Book of Love, Lust and Disability. Join our fundraising efforts—we are accepting investment to help with product development, manufacturing and building out our team. We need your help to help half a billion global residents and your future self! Please get in touch at [email protected]