Spinal cord injury (SCI) can potentially impact any aspect of our sexuality. We may wonder whether we can still have children, whether our sexual partners will stay with us, whether anyone will find us sexually desirable, or whether we will ever enjoy sex again. Many of us come to believe common myths such as “I have no feeling; therefore, my sex life is over!” and “I’m not experiencing pleasure or orgasm anymore so sex is pointless! Why bother?” Our sexual-esteem, the positive regard for and confidence in our capability to experience our sexuality in a satisfying and enjoyable way, may be shattered. This often leads us to believe another myth; “No one will want a person with a disability as a lover.” As a result, some may decide to ignore issues regarding sexuality because we believe they no longer apply to us; others will seek out any opportunity to restore sexual-esteem.

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