There were evident, though, significant individual factors and external social forces influencing relationship development in the context of disability.Participants described their mates as positively adjusted to their disability and as demonstrating autonomous attitudes which, along with personality variables, were considered important elements of attraction.Participants revealed: an openness to a relationship with a partner with SCI; prior personal experience with disability; flexibility regarding role performance; acceptance of disability and need for assistance; an attitude aimed at fostering their partner's independence; and, resiliency when faced with social disapproval. When asked, they would like their doctor to bring up the issue and to discuss their problems or concerns.
Whether she’s hunting in the wilderness of Wyoming or taking her daughter out shopping, she is a great example of what can be achieved in spite of a spinal cord injury, and we love her for it.
I’d just broken my neck at C6-7 and been told I’d be a quadriplegic.
The question I asked, and the question most people really were asking was: “Can I have sex and be intimate with my partner?
It seems that knowledge is power, power fuels self-esteem, and self-esteem opens the door to sexual pleasure. It's important to learn as much about sexual function and response as possible.
Psychologically, how we think and feel affects our level of desire.