February 12th, 2008
The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability by Miriam Kaufman, Cory Silverberg and Fran Odette has just been reissued. It’s a fantastic book for everyone who lives with disability, chronic pain and illness. It’s the only complete, all-inclusive sex guide for everyone living with a disability – now with an updated resource list
Here are some of the tips and information the book covers…
What if your doctors told you you’d never have another orgasm? (See chapter 3)
Where can you find a vibrator that won’t aggravate your carpal tunnel syndrome? (see page 214)
How can you feel sexy when your lover is also your caregiver? (see page 77)
The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability is the first complete sex guide for people who live with disabilities, pain, illness, or chronic conditions. Useful for everyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation, this book addresses a wide range of
disabilities — from chronic fatigue, back pain, and arthritis to spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and many others.
Written by a medical doctor, a sex educator, and a disability activist, The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability provides readers with encouragement, support, and information on all aspects of sex and disability. Featuring quotes, anecdotes, and personal
reflections from people with disabilities throughout the text, here’s everything you need to know to create a sex life that works for you, including:
Building a positive sexual self-image
Sexual positions to minimize stress and maximize pleasure
Instruction in the nuts and bolts of anatomy, response, orgasm,
masturbation, oral sex, anal sex, vaginal penetration
How to deal with fatigue, pain, and spasms during sex
Where to find partners and how to talk to your partners about sex and disability
Adapting sex toys to make them work for you
Making sex safe — emotionally and physically
Exploring yoga, Tantric sex, and S/M play
How to discuss sex with health care providers
UPDATED! The most extensive collection of sex and disability resources available, including hundreds of books, websites, and organizations.
“Can you use a condom with a catheter? How do you have intercourse in a wheelchair? This detailed guide answers these questions and others that the nondisabled can’t imagine.…[The book's] overall message: there is no ‘right way’ to have sex. Individuals need to discover what ‘sex’ is for them and give themselves permission to consider anything as a sexual experience.” —Martha Cornog, Library Journal
About the authors:
Miriam Kaufman, M.D., is the author of Easy for You to Say: Q&A’s for Teens Living with Chronic Illness or Disability . She has appeared on Oprah! and in the New York Times and Time magazine. Cory Silverberg is a founder of Come As You Are, an education-based sex store and has conducted workshops on sex and disability across North America. He writes the Sexuality blog for About.com. Fran Odette is a disability activist who speaks on women’s health, body image, sexual health, and disability.
The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability Reissue – order your copy here!
And if you can’t wait for your book to arrive, here’s Cory giving some helpful lessons in sex toys and accessibilityTweet