A Physical Relationship Isn’t Just For Other People

Your disability might feel like an obstacle when it comes to dating and having a physical relationship, but it doesn’t have to be.

It might take some time to get there, but with the right partner and open communication it can happen!

Read on to find out about ways to have the healthy love life you desire with your partner while managing your disability.


This is probably the most important thing when it comes to all relationships, especially if things become physical.

There are a lot of false ideas out there that individuals with disabilities can’t or don’t want to have a physical relationship.

This is not true!

You can still have a fulfilling relationship, physical or otherwise, with your partner if you have a disability.

Talk openly with them about your disability, and what this means when you get intimate.

It’s important to remember that everyone is different.

Your disability and situation is different from someone else’s disability and their situation.

Taking the time to talk to your partner about your disability and how it affects things in the bedroom may be a little bit uncomfortable at first but it is worth it.

Being open and honest in any relationship is key to building trust with your partner, and it can bring you closer together.

Safe Sex

After talking with your partner about having a physical relationship, make sure the both of you are informed about each other’s sexual health.

It’s also a good idea to discuss your options for having safe sex.

It’s important to communicate about your emotions, but it’s also important to talk about this side of having a physical relationship, too.

Take the time to learn about birth control options.

Seek help from someone you trust or a medical professional if you need to.

There are different ways to have a physical relationship

Having a physical relationship doesn’t only mean having sex in the traditional sense.

Television and movies might make you think that sex happens one way, but it’s a different experience for everyone.

A physical relationship, after all, is more than just engaging in some sort of sexual activity with someone.

It’s about building and experiencing a sense of closeness, trust, and comfort with your partner.

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your partner when it comes to your physical relationship.

Talk about what you each like, be realistic about what can happen, and go from there.

If one thing doesn’t work, try something else until you find what works for the both of you!


Deciding to have a physical relationship with your partner is a big step.

B as long as you and your partner are both comfortable and on the same page, there’s no reason why you can’t have a fulfilling physical relationship.

Do you have a relationship success story or struggles that you’d like to share? Leave a comment below!


  1. briblo201982

    July 6, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    All it takes is patience, communication, and understanding

  2. zebedee

    July 6, 2017 at 7:44 pm


  3. Gerald brown

    July 6, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Every woman I have ever tried to date as soon as I told them I was a partial para they left me real quick it blew my mind or they would date me and I bought them a lot of nice things and they would not get physical relationship with me there excuse was I don’t want to hurt you and I would tell them your hurting me more now than you ever thought you could and then after I told them that they would be gone

    • Tina S Connick

      July 28, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      Don’t be discouraged, they were not educated (ignorant to the disability). They were not worth you; they chose the “easy road”. Keep your chin up, you will meet the right lady wgen you least expect it. T

  4. Anthony Scott

    July 7, 2017 at 10:03 am

    This is my first time doing this I’m trying to get back on to the dating scene since my wife left me after the stroke left me disabled, people don’t care about disabled people so we have to care for ourselves. I’m looking for a friend to talk to about anything else but my past relationship and I more than willing to explore my options.

    • zamalmom

      August 8, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      I completely understand how you feel – my husband decided, after 25 years of marriage and after 15 years of “taking care of” me, that he was “tired of it.”

    • zamalmom

      August 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      I completely understand how you feel – my husband decided, after 25 years of marriage and after 15 years of “taking care of” me, that he was “tired of it.” It’s still very fresh, and I hope to, at some point, meet someone I deserve. 😊

  5. columbus73

    July 12, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    I tried to contact Trisha Briton from Webb City,Missouri since April 5,2017 and the last text message from her is April 30,2017.And I’m still waiting for her to text me back and she never text me back ever since.Trisha Briton moved to Webb City,Missouri since May 22,2011 on its anniversary of the Joplin tornado.Which is located just about 5 miles north near Joplin,Missouri.Her text number is:9415489.And if you have any information please let me know.Please and thank you.

  6. jax784

    July 28, 2017 at 11:53 am

    It is deftinely hard when you are disabled. As soon as you say that you don’t drive to a disability . It is a turnoff.


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