Then in 2004, I found out I had a very rare birth defect in my spinal cord and that it would need to be removed.
The week before the surgery, I discovered that I was pregnant with my daughter.
But there are some experiences that are frustrating.
For men with incomplete spinal cord injuries involuntary motor and or sensory function still exists below the level of injury.
The ability to achieve a sustainable erection for wheelchair sex and reach orgasm is usually possible.
Wheelchair sex enriches their lives and results in a more understanding closer relationship.
Never assume a spinal cord injury causes infertility or makes one incapable of catching and spreading Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD). Men with a permanent Indwelling Catheter (IDC) can remove or fold back and cover with a condom or otherwise secure to penis shaft.
Through the plus-size group, I started exploring things like kink.
I tried to include my husband sometimes but he was uncomfortable.
I recently moved from Atlanta to the Bay Area and dating is going a lot better here.
Men are a little more pro-active about saying hello or asking someone out.
Wheelchair sex and the ability to develop sexuality, participate in sexual activity, and maintain long term intimate relations is desired as much by people with a disability as in the general population.
The majority of spinal cord injury wheelchair users are 15 to 45 years of age so sex and fertility often become an important issue.
I started going to their events, but not with my husband.