The State We're In, 25 August 2012. A man who tests how true your 'true love' really is, a young man with Down's Syndrome searching for love, the Italian founder of 'The Ugly Club', a woman in London and her 'toy boys' and a gay man in the Netherlands on the meaning of Bruckner and latex underwear.
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Some people turn to Richard Martinez to find out how true their "true love" really is.
For a fee, he’ll arrange to have your romantic partner tested by a potential paramour.
Guess who fails more: men or women? Listen and find out.
More: Expedite Detective Agency.
Otto Baxter is in his early 20s and has Down’s Syndrome.
He also wants to have sex. But that’s not so easy in a culture which marginalizes people with disabilities.
He and his mother, Lucy, talk openly about Otto’s dream of having a love life.
More: The Greatest Virginity Story Ever Told - Details.
In Italy, the cult of beauty reigns supreme, even in the highest corridors of power.
But a small rebellion is taking place.
More: Club Brutti website (in Italian)
Wendy Salisbury is the author of The Toyboy Diaries.
She loves sex, and she’s not embarrassed to say so.
She’s also in her mid 60s: "We’re no longer little old ladies with grey hair queuing for our pensions in the local post office".
Wendy tells Jonathan why she’s blazing a racy trail for her generation.
Radio Netherlands producer Chris Chambers came to Amsterdam with conventional views of love and sex.
Then he bought some black latex underwear with a red racing stripe and started going to sex parties.
Now, 10 years later, he’s after candlelight and happily ever after.