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"Being a quadriplegic doesn't stop me. Being paralyzed doesn't stop me from being in a relationship or being physical, or making love if I'm with the right person," Rockwood says in the film.
Written and read by Maria R. Palacios
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Dating a person in a wheelchair comes with some unexpected perks for you. You can get front-of-the-line treatment at concerts, planes, trains, and buses. Parking is a bonus. Your wait at sports events or amusement parks is shorter. Some places even comp companion seats like movies or live theater.
Paraplegics are physically active and hands on during the act of love making. If things are boring introduce scented candles, oils, music etc. Appeal to the other senses. Wheelchair users are very visual when it comes to foreplay and sex.
Dating a man in a wheelchair might not present any additional -- or any fewer -- challenges than dating a man not in a wheelchair. A woman can have quite enjoyable times with a man who is in a wheelchair. The concerns that she may have will depend upon his level of autonomy, the extra planning that each date will involve and how prepared she is to handle the emotional and social issues that come along with being disabled.
In the 1978 movie "Coming Home," Sally Hyde, an able-bodied married woman, falls in love with Luke Martin, a wounded Vietnam veteran who uses a wheelchair. Their developing romance illustrates some of the challenges that occur with dating a man in a wheelchair. These challenges go beyond the logistical issues of access, and often touch nearly every aspect of the dating relationship.
Yes, I use a wheelchair and I still have sex. Disability and sex are two words that, for some reason in our society, do not go together. Most people assume that if you're disabled, sex is not part ...
In any case - Yes, OrangeNight is quite right saying that it's best to consider a person as a unique person anyway - that someone in a wheelchair as well as someone not in a wheelchair may both have their own set of interests, abilities and limitations in life, and specifically for dating, as always, it's best to get to know each other and communicate as two people dating would.
A wheelchair makes no difference to me. What matters is who is sitting in it. Some of you may reply "yes," because it is in line with your ideology, because it would be politically incorrect to ...