Sexuality and Disability

My Story

I Have To Keep Trying

'I continued my job at the clinic doing in-home therapy with children. During a staff meeting, a family new to the clinic was discussed. They had waited 6 months to get a spot in with our therapists and psychiatrist. They had a little girl, about 3 years old, whom they had adopted from Ukraine. They were desperate for help, and actively seeking a new family for her. I shared an office with her therapist and she told me of the extreme withdrawal, refusal to speak and overwhelming sadness in the little girl. I approached my husband right away about the possibilities. He needed to think. A lot. For a long time. Which was smart, but I am not all that patient a person.

Orgasms, An Added Bonus!

'My arms and legs don't always do as they're told, so I need help with all sorts of things and I use crutches or my electric wheelchair to get around. I also can't wear shoes very often or do anything strenuous; every sensation hurts. Unfortunately, our sex life isn't as spontaneous as it used to be and some sexual positions are totally impossible, but the good thing is that sex helps the pain! Luckily, we're both good at communicating with each other - we've learnt that over time. There are only a few positions we can do (and they've been adapted) that don't hurt.However, we've found ways to improve our sex life and cope with my pain by using cushions and foam wedges.

Questions

Question1 So between the self-esteem tips, beauty standards, and exercise, where's the time for fun?
You've hit the nail on the head. Yes, it's important to keep your body fit and healthy, and be aware of the various factors that affect your self-esteem, relationships and happiness, Read more on So between the self-esteem tips, beauty standards, and exercise, where's the time for fun?

Question2 What do people mean by safer sex?
Safer sex is often defined as protecting yourself from unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV. Read more on What do people mean by safer sex?

Question3 Is my child more prone to abuse than non-disabled children?
Child sexual abuse has been called India's worst-kept secret.A national survey in 2007 across 13 states showed that more than half Read more on Is my child more prone to abuse than non-disabled children?