A Taiwanese foundation called “Hand Angels” provides a rather controversial service: They help disabled people get off sexually.
According to the BBC, the charitable organization helps disabled people, both male and female, find sexual fulfillment with months of planning for each client as well as the help of volunteers.
In the beginning of the BBC segment, a 50-year-old man identified as Vincent, who is bound to a wheelchair, narrates how and why he founded the organization.
Vincent explained that he developed polio when he was just three years old, and at age 45, he relied on a wheelchair because of post-polio syndrome.
While he narrates that he has the use of his hands, he laments that many other disabled individuals do not, yet they still have the same sexual desires that any normal fully-abled person has. So far, Hand Angels has helped six people who are unable to masturbate achieve orgasm.
“Our most basic service is to help our client, whether they are male or female, to masturbate,” Vincent told the BBC.
Some “Hand Angels” volunteers were also interviewed to give the public a better perspective of what they do and why they do this kind of service.
A volunteer identified as Daan said that it takes a long process before the actual service takes place, adding that they spend a long time discussing the status of the client before they go along with the process. Daan previously helped a female client achieve her sexual desires.
“Although the actual service lasts only 90 minutes, we spend around six months preparing for it,” he explained.
Another volunteer worker, a woman identified as Anan, said that she finds no offense if people brand her as a “sex worker.” She reflected how one client can barely move, so she had “to do the whole process”.
Mei Nu, a disabled woman who was granted service from the foundation, described her experience saying that after she spoke with Vincent, she got really excited.
“I felt like what I couldn’t get before, I could get, so I was happy,” she said.
Even though the foundation receives much criticism and gets branded as a form of prostitution, Hand Angels maintains that their service is legal in Taiwan.