A mother who has an adopted son with Down's syndrome has gone public to appeal for women to have sex with him so he can lose his virginity.
Lucy Baxter, who campaigns for equal rights for Down's Syndrome sufferers, wants her 21-year-old child to live a fully rounded life, and is considering paying a prostitute to sleep with him.
And she has helped him set up a web page appealing for potential dates to come forward, reports The Mirror.
Lucy, who has three other adopted sons with Down's and works with charity Mencap, said: "I'd like all my boys to find love and enjoy sex.
"I would have no problem if Otto went to a brothel in Amsterdam.
"I strongly believe, and have always said, that society has a learning disability when it comes to Down's Syndrome. Why should these people be kept separate and pigeon-holed when they have the same emotions, desires and feelings as so-called normal people.
"He has the same expectations as everybody else. If he doesn't get a girlfriend, I will feel really bad because I have sold him this thing that he is like everybody else. That's why I'm working overtime to get this sorted for him.
"I have brought Otto up to relate to everybody, not just a small group of disabled people."
Otto is an aspiring actor who has appeared in local stage versions of Macbeth and The Canterbury Tales.
Lucy, 50, of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, is single and has never married but has four adopted sons, James, 25, Otto, 21, Titus, 14, and Raphael, seven.
She added: "Everyone else his age is having sex and enjoying being young adults so why shouldn't Otto? I'd be delighted if he went home with a girl or brought one back.
"I don't have a problem with any of it. He's going to Las Vegas for a few days to promote himself as an actor so who knows, he might get lucky over there. When he gets back home I've lined up a few dating agencies for him to join. I always encourage him to go to nightclubs and other places where people pick up women."