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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?

Michelle Meade, PhD

Psychologist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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It’s possible; things work in different ways. There was always the explore—figuring out what you enjoy. But, I think the main thing is to feel comfortable with yourself. And when you do connect, honor what you are feeling, trying to really work o... Show More

It’s possible; things work in different ways. There was always the explore—figuring out what you enjoy. But, I think the main thing is to feel comfortable with yourself. And when you do connect, honor what you are feeling, trying to really work on the communication. Think about, “is this someone I feel comfortable talking with,” so that when you have sex you can problem-solve, you can use it to enhance the experience.  But, it’s really about the comfort of the individual, the couple and their ability to communicate on all levels.

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

Michelle Meade, PhD

Psychologist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

More Videos by Michelle Meade
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It’s possible; things work in different ways. There was always the explore—figuring out what you enjoy. But, I think the main thing is to feel comfortable with yourself. And when you do connect, honor what you are feeling, trying to really work on the communication. Think about, “is this someone I feel comfortable talking with,” so that when you have sex you can problem-solve, you can use it to enhance the experience.  But, it’s really about the comfort of the individual, the couple and their ability to communicate on all levels.

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