The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain, and Illness

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Cleis Press, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 345 pages
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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 absolutely everyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation, the book addresses a wide range of disabilities ? from chronic fatigue, back pain, and asthma to spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, and more. Expertly written by a medical doctor, a sex educator, and a disability activist, The Ultimate Guide provides readers with encouragement, support, and all the information they need to create a sex life that works for them. The authors cover all aspects of sex and disability, including building a positive sexual self-image; positions to minimize stress and maximize pleasure; dealing with fatigue or pain during sex; finding partners and talking with partners about sex and disability; adapting sex toys; and more.

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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. Chapters address anatomy ... Read full review

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Miriam Kaufman, M.D., is a pediatrician and adolescent health specialist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Easy for You to Say: Q&A's for Teens Living with Chronic Illness or Disability and Overcoming Teen Depression: A Guide for Parents, co-author of Your Overweight Child: Promoting Fitness and Self-Esteem, and is the editor of Mothering Teens: Understanding the Adolescent Years. She is a regular speaker at conferences and has been interviewed by The New York Times, Time Magazine and many other newspapers and magazines. She has appeared on television and radio, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and the CBC. She graduated from Duke University School of Nursing and Queen’s University Faculty of Medicine.

Cory Silverberg, M.Ed., is a founding member Come As You Are, a co-operatively run, education based sex store in Toronto. He has conducted workshops across North America on sex toys, sexual communication, and sexuality and disability. He is a media consultant and a regular contributor in the national media on the subject of sexuality. He received his Masters of Education specializing in counseling psychology from the University of Toronto.

Fran Odette, MSW, is a project coordinator with the Women with Disabilities and Violence Initiative at Education Wife Assault in Toronto. She is the former Project Coordinator of SexAbility: A Program of Planned Parenthood of Toronto in partnership with the Anne Johnston Health Station. She has presented on the topics of women’s health, body image, sexual health, and disability across Canada and the U.S. She received her Masters in Social Work from Carlton University.

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