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Dating & Disability
Even the disabled have their normal sexual urges
Many disabled persons have a very happy, successful and fulfilling relationships.
Myths About Relationship & Disability
not allowed to have children
They are not sexually attractive
They do not need sex
They don't need sexuality education
They are oversexed
Self-Image & Disability
Sexuality is a key part of human nature
They might also be unsure how to negotiate relationships
They might find it difficult to express their sexuality
They might also have limited opportunities for sexual relationships
The sexual function or feeling might be limited
Online Dating Advantages For The Disabled
The aimm is to make people at ease with the disability
Viewers will hopefully be able to understand that disability as not a thing to be dreaded
Allows them to get an insight on who you really are and not what you are
Dating someone in a wheelchair is no different from dating an able-bodied individual
Like able-bodied persons, some people in wheelchairs are loving & interesting while some are jerks
Get into the comfort zone
Be willing to help
Remember that your date is different
Shrug off the stares
Know that it is ok if the date is not perfect
A well known sex therapist and writer founded a charitable organisation campaigning for people with disabilities seeking sexual partners.
"It isn't just about finding a partner but being in a group of people who acknowledge that you are a sexual person regardless of what you look like or sound like."
"We're campaigning for sex to go on the agenda for all occupational therapists or disability agencies so that if somebody in that position wants to, they can have this dealt with professionally."