Spinal injury dating
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.
Facing Disability is shedding a light on the “hush-hush” topic of sex after spinal cord injury at the American Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) 2014 Conference in Saint Louis, August 31 through September 3.
Although spinal cord injury (SCI) often causes sexual dysfunction, many people with SCI are able to have satisfying sex lives.
Physical limitations acquired from SCI affect sexual function and sexuality in broader areas, which in turn has important effects on quality of life.
We believe Facing is a helpful sex resource for those with SCI, their family and friends, as well as healthcare providers on rehabilitation teams.
We hope to bring more awareness to the topic at ASCIP and look forward to sharing our feedback this fall.
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.
The majority of factors could be categorized as environmental or personal according to the domains of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF).No previous research seems to have examined why able-bodied women might choose to marry men with a significant, permanent physical impairment.This exploratory study employed a grounded theory methodology to examine the courtship experiences of 8 able-bodied women who made postinjury marital commitments to men with a spinal cord injury (SCI).Damage to the spinal cord impairs its ability to transmit messages between the brain and parts of the body below the level of the lesion.
This results in lost or reduced sensation and muscle motion, and affects orgasm, erection, ejaculation, and vaginal lubrication.Secret (spoiler) time – I love EVERY SINGLE Q&A I have done: but this has got to be one of my absolute faves!