Sexuality and Disability

My Story

Why!

For me in the initial years relationships didn't matter because it was all about survival. The need to be in a relationship started four years down the line, when I started getting all right and I started socialising. That's when I realised that ok there is something missing in my life. I suppose I stopped going to social functions and parties because that made me realise that men were not interested in me. I only went to functions where I felt comfortable and accepted...I had decided that I may not get a man. A lot of people felt that why don't I go for someone who is disabled as I am. And for some reason I couldn't digest that.

Not a China Glass

Barry was a tetra [quadriplegic]. He had married the nurse who had taken care of him… He told us that there is more to a sexual relationship than just an orgasm. A loving relationship between partners, even if one of them is paralysed, also naturally consists of foreplay, touching, stroking, kissing and hugging. He told us that when you are paralysed, at first it seems unlikely that you will be able to have any sexual relationship with anyone. This thought is a distressing and worrying one. However, you may have to modify or change some of the sexual activities, and you can still have a meaningful sex life and continue to be sexually acti...

Questions

Question1 I don't look like everyone else, and my body works differently. Am I normal?
Despite what you may have been told or shown, difference is completely natural - bodies come in varying shapes and sizes, and no two people look, feel, smell, taste or sound exactly alike. Read more on I don't look like everyone else, and my body works differently. Am I normal

Question2 How important is sex in a relationship?
Says counsellor Deepak Kashyap, 'Sex is very important in a romantic relationship. Because even though every label is open-ended, every label has some meaning to it, Read more on How important is sex in a relationship?

Question3 I need so much help to take care of my baby, I hardly feel like a mother.
A newborn baby needs constant attention and care, which if handled alone, can be tiring and taxing for any new mother. Read more on I need so much help to take care of my baby, I hardly feel like a mother.