Yes, people with physical disabilities and cognitive disabilities can have sex. All human beings are sexual beings, regardless of ability. Depending on the type of disability, there are lots of things that might need to happen before sex. For example, someone with a spinal cord injury who cannot walk might need help getting into bed with a partner. Other people might need physical help from someone else to get into a position with their partner. Remember that being sexual includes lots of behaviors, not just sex.
A physical disability does not make a person any less sexual than anyone else. People with disabilities may have a harder time seeing themselves as attractive and sexual, but only because society sometimes treats people with disabilities as if they are not sexual. Everyone deserves to express their sexual feelings.
My partner is pressuring me to take drugs or get drunk before we have sex. What should I do? What should I say?
Alcohol and drugs do NOT make sex better. Alcohol and other drugs affect the way we’re feeling, but they don’t make…Read FAQ »