Rewiring communication

Even with a partial or complete loss of sensation below the level of injury, people with spinal cord injuries can still have full sex lives Following a spinal cord injury, the communication system between the nerves, the spinal cord and the brain changes. For some people, this can cause a...

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Love in lockdown

Stuck in our houses with a global pandemic raging outside can place great strain on a relationship. Danie Breedt shares some advice on how to maintain a healthy relationship during lockdown With the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, all aspects of our daily lives have been impacted with relationships as no exception. […]

Your most important sex organ

While some aspects of the healing process following a spinal injury will plateau, sexual rehabilitation can take years as the most important sex organ is retrained Once the condition of someone with an SCI has stabilised, motor and sensory healing tends to plateau with no further improvement expected. However, sexual...

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Women with SCI: rebuilding intimacy

While it might require some time and a few adaptations, women with an SCI can still enjoy their sexuality. It all starts with knowing how your body has changed For women with SCIs, sexuality remains an important part of daily life. It often takes time for a newly injured woman...

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Partner vs caregiver

Few resources are available to assist caregivers, especially partners who are also caregivers. Here are some things to consider when navigating this tricky relationship When someone sustains an SCI, most of the information that is shared focuses on the injured person. There are fewer resources available for partners who become...

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Sex and communication

Discussing what you enjoy in the bedroom might seem like an uncomfortable conversation, but it is very important Most people find it difficult to talk about sex at the best of times. Add an SCI into the mix and it becomes even more difficult. The easier but often ineffective alternative...

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How to address sexual concerns

It is important for every human to be able to express their sexuality through intimacy, but for people with disabilities this might be more difficult. Here are a few suggestions for resolving some common concerns Sexuality beyond the aim of reproduction is a major concern for people with SCI. The...

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