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...
Sexual intercourse can still be enjoyed greatly after a spinal cord injury, but it might require some experimentation and assistive devices. An SCI changes your life in many ways, and sexuality is no exception. The most obvious limitation that needs to be taken into account is how your body reacts […]
A spinal cord injury has an incredible impact on the physical abilities of the injured person. This is also true in the case of erectile function in men. However, not all is lost For many men, the question of ever being able to have an erection again is one of...
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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...
Many wheelchair users wonder if they’ll be able to have sex after a spinal cord injury – and there’s a belief that people with disabilities are asexual. This notion couldn’t be more wrong. It appears that within our society there is a misconception that any form of disability is synonymous […]
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 […]
Many people are dissatisfied with their body – and this can affect sexual relationships. A healthy body image can be even more difficult for people with a spinal cord injury (SCI) Many people have a difficult relationship with their body and their body image – how they feel about their […]