When you think of a British grandmother you probably aren’t picturing someone like Mrs. Becky Adams, and not only because she is just 44. In fact, the charming lady was known for most of her life as ‘Madam Becky’, owner of one of the most successful (and illegal) escort services in Great Britain. Her controversial life was the subject of an award-winning biography which described – among other things – how she always kept to the business side of it, leaving ‘physical interaction’ to others.
While the agancy closed in 2009, Adams shocked the world again announcing that she is investing around $100,000 in a very particular nonprofit activity to open in 2014 as an evolution of her current endeavor, called Para Doxies. A ‘doxie’ is, in case you’re wondering, an old English word for ‘prostitute’. Para Doxies is a phone-based facilitating service, specialized in putting disabled people in touch with sex workers willing and able to accommodate the special needs of differently-abled persons.
Sexual assistance is a very loaded topic, not only for the general hypocritical attitude of minimizing the needs of handicapped people. Disabled people also tend not to bring this side of their life into public discourse out of shame and due to the reactions it engenders. Cases in point are the sometimes violent debate currently being fought in Italy, or the less than welcoming response Alexander Freeman’s documentary The last taboo is receiving by the festivals circuit.
No matter what the world says, however, differently-abled persons still have a sexual side to their lives like everyone else, and Adams’ new business is sure to bring the subject in the spotlight. In fact, her plan involves building the world’s first special-needs brothel, taking into account everything from architectural barriers to medical training for the staff. The public outcry, predictably, has already started and the always-so-nice moralists are announcing they are going out of their way to stop the initiative. «I am prepared to fight any legal battle,» she declared. «I genuinely don’t mind going to prison for this.»