Sexuality and Disability

My Story

Getting Comfortable

'I felt and said in my moments of utter despair that life was a bitch and kept wishing I had died instead of living in as a "cripple" - completely dependent on others and without any movement except a feeble one in the biceps of my arms, neck and head. However my friends kept assuring me that my mind was sharp and urged me to refrain from expressing such dark thoughts and to think ahead of the future. A part of me accepted this - knowing that my mind had remained razor sharp, despite my "mangled" body, and it was slightly comforting to think that I'd be able to continue to move around in [my] mind - despite

Household Work

'There can be many tensions while handling the house... there have been times when I have kept the rice in the rice cooker and according to me pressed the "on" button, but it didn't get cooked. I thought it was cooked, but then when we sat for dinner, my mother-in-law called me and said "See for yourself, the uncooked rice is separate and the water is separate." I still argued my case and said that I had pressed the button, maybe it didn't work. I told her "Okay no problems, let me switch it on now, meanwhile whoever is hungry can have roti." Nobody said anything. Only thing my saas [mother-in-law] said was that "God knows sometimes where does your attention wander."

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 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 I work at an institution for mentally-ill women. When women start touching each other in sexual ways, the staff increases their medication. Is this ok?
No. In fact, forced medication (especially the use of tranquilizers) is included in the list of practices considered forms of violence. Read more on I work at an institution for mentally-ill women. When women start touching each other in sexual ways, the staff increases their medication. Is this ok?