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.
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!