Desmond and Daisy

Anatomically correct male & female cloth models in STANDING and SITTING versions

An invaluable resource for teaching children and young adults with learning disabilities about the human body and sexual issues. The models convey essential visual and tactile information and facilitate two-way communication. They can also support learning about sexual behaviour and personal and sexual relationships through demonstration, drama and story-telling. Their design is such that ethnic background and age are indeterminate. They are also supportive of inclusive policies on physical and sensory disability.

First published in 1987 by Brook Publications, the models have been in continuous use since then and remain a unique and valued resource in schools, colleges, residential establishments and sex advice clinics. They have been re-designed with additional features in response to growing demand from professionals responsible for sex and relationship education, counselling and advice for children and young adults with a wide range of learning, sensory and other disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders. The models are accompanied by a comprehensive, 24 page, A4 sized book of ‘Notes for Users’. These cover the use of the models in educational settings and in clinic settings with adults with disabilities, giving invaluable advice and guidance on realising their full potential. The CD published last year, ‘Daisy and Desmond Supporting a PSHE Programme’ gives a visual and verbal summary of how the models can complement RSE Key Stages 1 to 4.

The pair of STANDING models cost £425.00 including comprehensive users’ notes, clothing, p & p and insurance.

Extensive research and design has been undertaken to produce the SITTING version of the models for use with children and young people with physical disabilities and mobility problems where wheelchairs and other mobility aids are in general use and they are less likely to identify with standing figures.

The ‘sitting’ version of the models retain all the features of the standing models. However, they have jointed hips to enable the models to sit in a realistic position. The legs also bend at the knees. This variation of the design was developed in response to a growing demand for models that children and young people who are wheelchair users can identify with more readily.

The cost of this version is, inevitably, more expensive because of the complexity of the joints in the lower limbs and the shorter production run.

A pair of sitting models costs £475.00
A pair made up of one standing and one sitting model can be purchased for £450.00


Wendy

Anatomically correct 3D model of the female
genitalia & reproductive organs

A unique, innovative, versatile and much needed resource from Bodysense.

Designed to meet the needs of young people to understand the female sexual and reproductive organs, menstruation, sexual behaviour, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, pregnancy and FGM.

Ignorance and confusion about the female genitalia and reproductive organs is a common feature of consultations with young people of all abilities. The overall aim of this resource is to reduce ignorance and the adverse consequences of ignorance (e.g. unplanned pregnancy and sexual infections) and facilitate necessary communication with professionals about sexual and reproductive matters including FGM.

This realistic, anatomically correct, 3 dimensional model of the female genitalia and lower abdomen is made of latex and has a removable front panel covering the 3D, internal reproductive organs in their correct location. The models are made in two versions (European or African-Caribbean), so the outer ‘skin’ colour can reflect the ethnic background of those with whom it is to be used.

The Wendy model was originally developed to respond to a commonly expressed need by teachers, school nurses and health professionals for a resource that assists the teaching of human reproduction, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy and childbirth to young people with learning disabilities. In particular, the model assists two-way communication about sexual matters where verbal communication is limited due to learning difficulty, physical or sensory disability. It also facilitates teaching the use of tampons to girls who have learning disabilities and are wheelchair users. The recently updated and comprehensive ‘Notes for Users’ include a section on using the Wendy model to support teaching about female genital mutilation (FGM)

Wendy has been found to be suitable for use with young people of all abilities and both sexes. Wendy is a valuable resource in SRE programmes in schools and in clinic settings.

The Wendy model brings greater clarity and understanding than is possible with more traditional resources and offers a realistic visual presentation of the external female genitalia and their relationship to the internal reproductive and urinary organs. In clinical settings it helps workers demonstrate and explain sexual health issues and clinic procedures.

The Wendy model is accompanied by a comprehensive, 17 page, A4 sized book of ‘Notes for Users’. These cover guidance on using the model sensitively and safely, using the model in educational settings and using the model in clinic settings or with young people with disabilities. There are also instructions on caring for the model, some lubrication and a modesty cloth.

The Wendy model costs £470.00, including ‘Notes for Users’, postage, packing and insurance.

Also available in African-Caribbean skin colour .