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The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability

"The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability" is the first complete sex guide for people who live with disabilities, pain, illness, or chronic conditions. Useful for absolutely everyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation, the book addresses a wide range of disabilities -- from chronic fatigue, back pain, and asthma to spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, and more. Expertly written by a medical doctor, a sex educator, and a disability activist," The Ultimate Guide" provides readers with encouragement, support, and all the information they need to create a sex life that works for them. The authors cover all aspects of sex and disability, including building a positive sexual self-image; positions to minimize stress and maximize pleasure; dealing with fatigue or pain during sex; finding partners and talking with partners about sex and disability; adapting sex toys; and more.
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Can you use a condom with a catheter? How do you have intercourse in a wheelchair? This detailed guide answers these questions and others that the nondisabled can't imagine. Chapters address anatomy, response, and the basics of oral, penetrative, and solo sex, as well as tips for positioning, meeting people, communicating about sex, and dealing with sexual abuse. There's an extensive resource section and an outstanding chapter on sex toys. The book gives S/M and Tantric sex brief coverage, focusing more on the myths surrounding sexuality and disability and those around sexual health and STDs. Kaufman is a pediatrician, Cory Silverberg a sex educator, and Fran Odette a disability activist/educator. Their overall message: there is no "right way" to have sex. Individuals need to discover what "sex" is for them and give themselves permission to consider anything as a sexual experience. The nondisabled should listen up. Recommended for all public libraries together with Ken Kroll and Erica Levy Klein's also excellent Enabling Romance, which has somewhat less on sexual techniques and more about relationships and reproductive issues.-Martha Cornog, Philadelphia, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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