Dating sex story
And towards the end of the episode, they share a secret.
They want to have a baby."Don't tell my mum," Alex says.
Speaking to a few months after filming, Victoria tells of what happened when Brittany got a new boyfriend, who her mother had never met.
Brittany called her before one of their dates."He told me he really likes massages and wants to give me a massage," Brittany explained. "Victoria had to explain that there's massages and couple Ryan and Alex became engaged."Ryan opposed to me," Alex excitedly tells the camera.
Johnny sits in Liz Dore’s group session as a 23-year-old who’s never been on a date. Speaking to Adelaide who is sitting beside him, he asks her what her favourite movie is, as well as her favourite food.
After she responds, there’s silence.“It’s your turn now,” he says. It's got to be taught."Brittany has had three or four boyfriends, and "it was just diabolical to start with"."She'd meet someone, she'd really like them, they'd really like her, but they'd just blow up," Victoria says.
There’s also Alex and Ryan, a couple who both have Down syndrome and whose families describe their relationship as a fairytale. Speaking to It’s a philosophy Liz Dore passionately stands by, rejecting criticisms about teaching sex and safe sex to people with intellectual disabilities.
So when Brittany was 13, she took her to see Liz Dore – a counsellor who specialises in helping people with intellectual disabilities develop friendship and relationship skills and navigate their sexuality."Brittany quite openly says: ' Mum, I don't want children,' says Victoria."[She says] I don't want children because it's hard enough me trying to organise myself and I've still got so much to learn and I still make lots of mistakes."But she acknowledges that "what she says now and what she says in five years time could be vastly different".Alex's mum, Maria, is adamant that there is no way the couple will be having a child."It'll be up to Glen and I to raise it and we're ageing and we can't possibly raise it," she says.