The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability Reissue
For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain and Illness
The only complete, all-inclusive sex guide for everyone living with a disability- now with an updated resource list
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.
"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....[The book's] 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." —Martha Cornog, Library Journal
"This book provides accurate information on many aspects of sexuality and disability, as well as a comprehensive resource list. More importantly, it brings people with disabilities onto the radar screen." —Washington Blade
"[The authors] give the goods, from position issues to looking for partners, dealing with fatigue and pain, sexual self-image, kinky dilemmas, and piles of resources. Should be on every sex ed reference shelf." —Susie Bright
"I would rename this "The Ultimate Guide to Sex", full stop. Every single chapter has relevance to people everywhere and of every physical state. In fact, using a wide range of disabilities is a great way to understand sexuality in its richest sense. After all, no-one is free of limitations, and this is a guide to using circumstance to find and accept the erotic in everyone." —The Dinah Project
"In a time when the sexuality of the disabled is still a topic of discomfort to the extent that it often gets ignored in the conversations of even most activist communities, The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability is a desperately needed resource. It should be within easy reach of anyone who lives with a disability, as well as those who love, assist, and care for us." —SexInthePublicSquare.Org
MIRIAM KAUFMAN, M.D., is the author of Easy for You to Say: Q&A's for Teens Living with Chronic Illness or Disability. She has appeared on Oprah! and in the New York Times and Time magazine. CORY SILVERBERG is a founder of Come As You Are, an education-based sex store. He is the sexuality editor of About.com and has conducted workshops on sex and disability across North America. FRAN ODETTE is a disability activist who speaks on women's health, body image, sexual health, and disability.