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What advice do you offer about sex and dating after a spinal cord injury?

What advice do you offer about sex and dating after a spinal cord injury?

Jonathon Rose, PhD

Psychologist/Director Spinal Cord Injury, Outpatient Psychologist, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, CA

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The same things that made you attractive before your injury are just as important now. That some people will only see the wheelchair at first, and so you do need to kind of broach the subject, that you’re actually available. You want to do that in ... Show More

The same things that made you attractive before your injury are just as important now. That some people will only see the wheelchair at first, and so you do need to kind of broach the subject, that you’re actually available. You want to do that in a kind of very brief and not too blunt way. But, your appearance is important, your personality is important, finding common interests is important—all those things are just as important. So people need to get to know you, and then the chair will fade away.

 

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What advice do you offer about sex and dating after a spinal cord injury?

Jonathon Rose, PhD

Psychologist/Director Spinal Cord Injury, Outpatient Psychologist, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, CA

More Videos by Jonathon Rose
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The same things that made you attractive before your injury are just as important now. That some people will only see the wheelchair at first, and so you do need to kind of broach the subject, that you’re actually available. You want to do that in a kind of very brief and not too blunt way. But, your appearance is important, your personality is important, finding common interests is important—all those things are just as important. So people need to get to know you, and then the chair will fade away.

 

What advice do you offer about sex and dating after a spinal cord injury?
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