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Is it true that the Netherlands views sex has a basic human right and that the goverment there will pay for prostitues for you 12 times a year if you are disabled? Or is it all just bs?

Is it true that the Netherlands views sex has a basic human right and that the goverment there will pay for prostitues for you 12 times a year if you are disabled? Or is it all just bs?

ConspicuousBassoon

The government gives disabled people money but doesn't specify what it needs to be spent on. They're not giving money specifically for prostitution, it could just be used that way. But nobody would click on an article that says "Netherlands gives disabled people money for groceries" so they gotta bait


Ok-Computer9635

Oh, nice answer.


nobodyherebutusmice

I remember seeing a couple interviews with Dutch prostitutes who specialize in disabled clients — Two things struck me: that they needed special equipment, and how seriously they took their work.


LaoBa

Actually, this is an municipal matter and some municipalities, but by no means all, do pay for sexzorg (sexual care for the severely handicapped), so this is money specifically paid by the (local) government for sex. Apart from being handicapped you also must not be able to pay yourself. Most of the women doing this work are 45 and older, most have either worked in care or in the sex industry. [Flekszorg](https://www.flekszorg.nl/) (site in Dutch) is one of the organizations providing sexual care, they act as an intermediate between patients/clients and providers (both female and male). They charge from 150 Euro for one hour. Clients can list preferences but not select providers from a list or site, there will be an intake to see if the provider and client are comfortable with each other. There is no law in the Netherlands declaring sex as a human right and a municipality doesn't have to pay. In 2019, a man with cerebral palsy who not able to masturbate went to court to make his municipality pay for sexual care, but this was denied by the court and the court of appeal. [source in Dutch](https://www.binnenlandsbestuur.nl/sociaal/nieuws/rechter-betaalde-seks-niet-verplicht.9889127.lynkx) The AWBZ (national care law for special medical and care expenses) does not include sexual care. [Article about sex care in the Netherlands, does not discuss financing though](https://dutchreview.com/culture/relationships/sex-care-in-the-netherlands-helping-the-disabled-find-intimacy/)


Valuable_Law7411

Prostitution is illegal here so I also gotta bate


teleofobia

Here where? The Netherlands? (It's legal in the NL)


PGR70

BS


Bobbob34

The gov't and people of the Netherlands are not all batshit crazy incel men, so no.