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What about oral sex after a spinal cord injury?

What about oral sex after a spinal cord injury?

Diane M. Rowles, MS, NP

Nurse Practitioner, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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So alternatives to genital sex, or additions to genital sex. There is oral sex, which is perfectly acceptable and it's definitely a partners' choice, but there's nothing unsafe about it, and it's defiantly described to me by my patien... Show More

So alternatives to genital sex, or additions to genital sex. There is oral sex, which is perfectly acceptable and it's definitely a partners' choice, but there's nothing unsafe about it, and it's defiantly described to me by my patients as being very pleasurable. The other things are the use of sex toys. Again, I just ask people to think about the safety of the sex toys, especially to the insensate areas—is it going to cause a pressure sore?—is it going to cause other problems? —but sex toys often enhance the enjoyment of the person with the spinal cord injury, as well as the person, as well as the partner. And then the other thing is for people who don't get great erections, medications can be expensive, alternative things to help with erections can be expensive. You don't have to have a great erection to have intercourse. There's a thing that's called the stuffing method, where you use the softer penis, and just kind of stuff it in, may prop the hips, help with some pelvic tilt. But, usually the partner has to work a little harder to be stimulated in that case, but many people find that very successful.

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What about oral sex after a spinal cord injury?

Diane M. Rowles, MS, NP

Nurse Practitioner, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

More Videos by Diane M. Rowles
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So alternatives to genital sex, or additions to genital sex. There is oral sex, which is perfectly acceptable and it's definitely a partners' choice, but there's nothing unsafe about it, and it's defiantly described to me by my patients as being very pleasurable. The other things are the use of sex toys. Again, I just ask people to think about the safety of the sex toys, especially to the insensate areas—is it going to cause a pressure sore?—is it going to cause other problems? —but sex toys often enhance the enjoyment of the person with the spinal cord injury, as well as the person, as well as the partner. And then the other thing is for people who don't get great erections, medications can be expensive, alternative things to help with erections can be expensive. You don't have to have a great erection to have intercourse. There's a thing that's called the stuffing method, where you use the softer penis, and just kind of stuff it in, may prop the hips, help with some pelvic tilt. But, usually the partner has to work a little harder to be stimulated in that case, but many people find that very successful.

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