Dating a physically disabled person
Woman A: He's got to do a lot of the work, but that's about it. My clitoris is hyper-sensitive, which can be good and bad.Too much stimulation is uncomfortable, so contrary to many women, I get more pleasure from penetration.Like every other woman, I feel desire and arousal; my responses are the same.I guess they depend largely on what my partner and I are doing at the time!
I think there is also an assumption that if you date someone with a disability, you will become their carer.
As my pain worsened and I have become more limited, this isn't an option anymore. I am unable to do a lot of everyday things because of my pain, which I have a tendency to blame on my body.
I seem to see my body and my mind as separate entities.
Women with disabilities are often portrayed either as fragile flowers or oversexed, needing to be protected from the world and from their own sex drive. Woman D: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome — which causes physical pain and mobility difficulties — depression and anorexia. Most people assume not walking is the worst aspect of my disability but it's not really.
But in truth, most women with disabilities experience the same desire for pleasure, love, and physical connection as any other woman. I'd rather not need to wear a catheter; it's not the most aesthetically pleasing device in the world! If I could have my stomach muscles back I'd be delighted — to have a toned stomach and better balance would be brilliant.