Sex education for the blind
How does it work?
‘Pose’ is an educational sex set for the blind created by Polish designer Karolina Kruszewska in collaboration with sex educator Dr. Dagn? Kocur. Developed as part of Kruszewska’s master’s thesis at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, the project offers extensive knowledge about sex positions and identifying anatomical features to help guide the visually impaired in intimate acts. This information is released as 13 audio films on YouTube and 3D-printed figurines depicting the five basic sex positions.
Why is it needed?
Pose is a project dedicated primarily to individual users, sex educators, and organizations. The main goal of the project was to make knowledge available to the blind, hence the decision to record descriptions that everyone could listen to on YouTube. So far, in Poland, there is no product for sex education aimed at blind people. So, this is an innovative project in Europe, where this topic is surprisingly neglected. The descriptions were rewritten with sex educator Dagna Kocur. They are more detailed and pay attention to using the senses other than sight, so as not to exclude those with sensory disabilities,
How does it improve life?
Karolina Kruszewska collaborated with blind people and sex educators at every stage of the project, which was selected as the 2022 Top design winner for the European Product Design Award in the Education / Teaching Aids category.