Netherlands government's model for combatting inceldom

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The Netherlands government's model for combatting inceldom was a model adopted by a decision by the Netherlands government's top advisory agency - the Raad van State - which in 1992 decided that disabled people are entitled to sex and sexual relations, and at the government's expense, if necessary. It was essentially the first known modern government ruling to make sex a human right. The entitlement to sex was made part of the Netherland's welfare program, giving government money to reimburse some disabled users of prostitutes.[1] It has been taken out in 2017.

History of sex as human right in the Netherlands[edit | edit source]

In a preliminary decision in 1992, the Raad van State ruled that the municipality of Noordoostpolder must pay a monthly stipend of 65 guilders ($38) to a handicapped man who has reportedly suffered mental anguish from the absence of sexual contact.

The money is to be used to defray the cost of a once-a-month visit to a 'sexual assistant' who charges 150 guilders for a 90-minute session.

A psychologist said in a report that the man's mental health would greatly improve if he had sex once a month.[1]

The wider societal implementation of sex-as-human-right was that if you have a physical/mental disability that stops you from living your life like a normal person you would be eligible for a special kind of welfare (PGB). You could go to a licensed sex worker that was also enlisted as a "care sex worker" and you'd go there then declare it to your insurance company and then the state would refund the money you would spend. The measures have been taken out in 2017.

Activism to re-instate[edit | edit source]

Pornstar Ivey Passion has campaigned in the Netherlands to reinstate the sex-as-human-right policy as a matter of public health.[2]

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