Sexuality and Disability

My Story

Need For Counselling

'My husband would get angry when I refused to have sex and he would continue to yell at me and grab me until I just gave in to shut him up. He would exert control over me by preventing me from leaving rooms, throwing or breaking my crutches. Once he cut my clothes off me while I slept. We sought individual counselling and things are much better now as we both understand the origin of these issues.

Living Together

My partner and I are both diagnosed autistics. We are a couple of two people who are supposedly incapable of having relationships.We don't do things the "normal" way. We met online, at a certain autism website. We had some difficulties in knowing how to touch each other at first, though we now do it all the time. Our idea of a great date often involves going to bookstores. We have silly repeated phrases, usually involving our cat, that we repeat to each other many times a day.And yes, there are difficulties. We are both disabled and trying to live semi-independently together. Sometimes this is very, very hard.

Questions

Question1 Doesn't sex have to involve another person?
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Question2 I don't like going out. What do I do?
To begin with, ask yourself this question, 'Why do you not like going out?' Try to pinpoint the issues that you face. Read more on I don't like going out. What do I do?

Question3 Is my child more prone to abuse than non-disabled children?
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