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Angela – What about sex and dating?

Angela – What about sex and dating?

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I have learned that after spinal cord injury, you need to develop a whole new set of skills. There are issues that you need to communicate about that you never had to do before. A skill that’s been helpful to me is you’ve got to be the on... Show More

I have learned that after spinal cord injury, you need to develop a whole new set of skills. There are issues that you need to communicate about that you never had to do before. A skill that’s been helpful to me is you’ve got to be the one to make people feel okay when they’re nervous, or they feel like your disability is awkward to them. Often in their head, no one ever thinks they’re going to date someone with a disability, and again, you have got to feel comfortable enough to be open about it, to provide education, to communicate, and answer the inevitable questions that people are going to have for you.

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Angela – What about sex and dating?

Angela

Injured in 1996 at age 15, quadriplegic
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I have learned that after spinal cord injury, you need to develop a whole new set of skills. There are issues that you need to communicate about that you never had to do before. A skill that’s been helpful to me is you’ve got to be the one to make people feel okay when they’re nervous, or they feel like your disability is awkward to them. Often in their head, no one ever thinks they’re going to date someone with a disability, and again, you have got to feel comfortable enough to be open about it, to provide education, to communicate, and answer the inevitable questions that people are going to have for you.

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