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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Intimacy vs intercourse

Because of their biological design, most men regard the physical act of sexual intercourse as very important, while most women prioritise intimacy over the physical side When discussing sexuality, the first thing that comes to mind is often the physical act of intercourse. There is, however, much more to it,...

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Let’s talk about sex

Sexuality, sexual needs and physical desires are essential to a healthy relationship and a full life. Why, then, do we often struggle to discuss sex? exuality is a very private and sensitive topic in most cultures. Different circumstances also have an effect when people talk about sex: among friends it...

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Daring to date

Dating can be daunting, especially for a person who has recently suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI). Yet, with the right attitude and a little confidence, you can go from friend zone to your happily-ever-after place As a person with an SCI, it can seem pointless to talk about sex...

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Sex rehab

Wheelchair users might feel that they will never have intimacy or sex with a partner again. Sexual rehabilitation is just as important as physical rehabilitation. For a person newly affected by a spinal cord injury (SCI), life is all about surviving the current crisis. As the initial trauma eases and...

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Role changes after SCI

A relationship changes when a partner sustains a spinal cord injury (SCI), but with effective communication, it can be as strong as ever Couples often experience a change in roles after one partner has experienced an SCI. This can be emotionally challenging. It is quite common to experience a sense […]