Janna Dorren and Andrew Jacobs, both members of Little People of America, are a young couple that work closely with Naccarato. They both work at Universal Studios in Los Angeles in the scare maze dressed as Chucky, the killer doll. “It’s a lot of fun,” Jacobs says.
“It’s funny to see people’s reactions because you are coming at them from a low point and for some reason it is terrifying,” Dorren laughs. In addition to working in the scare maze, Jacobs considers music his main profession and Dorren has hopes of going to school and becoming a stunt double for children.
“I have Achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism,” Dorren explains in a phone interview.
According to Naccarato, 75 percent of people with dwarfism have this medical diagnosis, including Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage. For Dorren, “No medication, surgeries, special needs, nothing. For my type of dwarfism sex isn’t that difficult as long as you keep in shape and stay active.” Her physical limitations are few.
Jacobs says, “Achonds are flexible.”
Jacobs, however, is a different story. “My type of dwarfism is diastrophoic,” he says. This is one of the most severe types of dwarfism and he considers himself lucky to have a mild form of it. Still, it often comes with disfigured joints and a whole list of other issues. “It is harder. I am inflexible. Certain positions and certain sports are impossible,” he explains.
That is where Naccarato comes in. She works with these particularities to help couples with any body shape or size come together for sexual intimacy. In addition to the comprehensive workshop and manual basics, her website boasts a long list of tools in the shopping section, ranging from her patented Love Bench, which Jacobs and Dorren are the models for, to vibrators for women who can’t reach their genitals and pillows with “fleshlights” imbedded inside for male masturbation when their arms are not long enough to reach their penis. She also sells other tools, like condoms that are easier to put on for people with limited dexterity, and special pillows to assist in repositioning.
The inspiration for the Love Bench, according to Naccarato, is that “it’s very hard for people with disabilities to be on a flat mattress and hold themselves up with their arms and knees.” She and her life partner, actor and musician Michael Gogin, also a Little Person, came up with this concept, a piece of furniture like a low Japanese table. The knee can bend minimally and feet can stand on the floor, which is a few inches off the ground. “So he’s laying here and I’m on top of him and it’s not a lot of stress on my hips and knees,” she says.
At the Little People of America conference, Naccarato pushed to have her own booth in the Expo, a trade show of adaptive products and resources for Little People. She is the only one who offers products around sex. “My booth is an undertaking in itself to be able to present a booth at a Little People Conference,” she says, “because it’s such a conservative family organization and I had to go through a lot a lot of hoops to be able to do this…because I had adult content, mine had to be covered with a black curtain because there’s children there. It’s the only way.”