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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?

Samuel Gordon, PhD

Psychologist, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.

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I tell them to take it slow and make sure they don’t necessarily feel that they need to overcome all those obstacles all at once. Just like before their injury, it takes time to develop relationships. I sort of emphasize that communication is the m... Show More

I tell them to take it slow and make sure they don’t necessarily feel that they need to overcome all those obstacles all at once. Just like before their injury, it takes time to develop relationships. I sort of emphasize that communication is the most important of part of any relationship especially after you have a disability. Being able to let the other person know what you’re condition might be, and trying to feel out from them how they feel about somebody in a wheelchair, and trying to help bridge that gap between maybe a lack of understanding. And slowly trying to build on that relationship where there’s mutual communication and trust.

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

Samuel Gordon, PhD

Psychologist, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.

More Videos by Samuel Gordon
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I tell them to take it slow and make sure they don’t necessarily feel that they need to overcome all those obstacles all at once. Just like before their injury, it takes time to develop relationships. I sort of emphasize that communication is the most important of part of any relationship especially after you have a disability. Being able to let the other person know what you’re condition might be, and trying to feel out from them how they feel about somebody in a wheelchair, and trying to help bridge that gap between maybe a lack of understanding. And slowly trying to build on that relationship where there’s mutual communication and trust.

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