I was watching Nat Geo's Taboo - Prostitution last night and everything was as expected until they threw me a curveball: disabled johns. The segment featured a guy from the UK who was in a wheelchair and had no use of his legs and very limited use of his arms (ie: couldn't feed/clean/dress himself, but could still operate his motor chair--and, yes, his dick worked). Recognizing that his son was now a man in his thirties with obvious sexual needs and desires, the man's father took him on a trip to the Netherlands, where prostitution is legal. He even helped him find a place that was wheelchair accessible and serviced the handicapped. While he admitted that it certainly wasn't the normal father-son trip, it was something that he felt he needed to do for his son. After visiting the brothel, his son said that he hopes to have a long term relationship in the future, but that he has desires that need to be fulfilled until that happens. I also learned that the Netherlands offers a grant to its disabled citizens so that they can have sex 12 times a year (at this point, my girlfriend asked if I was planning on shooting my leg off and moving.) Up until this point, they had covered high class brothels and the crack addicted street hooker, and my girlfriend was asking why the hell we were watching it. When the disabled segment came on, she quieted down and we talked afterwards. I asked her how she felt about it and if she had a disabled son, what she would do. Her response was that she would try to go out and find an ugly, sweet girl who would be willing to bang her son. I countered with, "Well what about your son? Why does he have to be with an ugly girl if he can go to a hot hooker." Her reply was pretty logical. "If he's that disabled, he might as well face the reality of the situation early on: he won't be getting any hot girls." I said that I'd bring him to the hooker until he found someone. If he's led an already-difficult life with a crippling disability, then he deserves to have a hot girl rub all over him if he wants that. Then I asked what if she had a disabled daughter. "What, so I can go out and get her some strange hooker dick?! No, no way. Vibrator all the way." I proposed a kind of motorized sex machine that her daughter could control and that's unfortunately where the conversation dissolved and she went into the kitchen to start cooking dinner. Focus: If you had a disabled child with full mental capacity who had reached that age where you knew that they had sexual desires that were not being fulfilled, what would you do? Would you search out an ugly person with low standards, or would you pursue legalized prostitution? Does the gender of the child matter? Would you be more willing to support your son paying for sex than your daughter?