Here at Scarleteen, we love consent — but what about when your disability changes the way you interact with conversations about sex and autonomy?
Nondisabled people can be invasive, clueless, or rude at the best of times, but especially when it comes to sex. Fortunately, we have tips for dealing with them!
Being disabled doesn't cut you out of the kink scene — but sometimes you need to take some special precautions.
What happens when sex gets tangled up with your brain's wiring?
So im 17 years old and have been dating my boyfriend (he's 18) for just over a year and a half. I will admit we have sex very regularly, about 10 times a week, but the problem is, i dont know how to say no to sex! During our relationship, ive only EVER said no to sex ONCE! And he got so angry and upset about it....
I've always been pudgy and although I've always struggled with it I've recently learned to acknowledge that hey! I can look average and I have fairly nice parts. But I have a really large stomach, I mean, I try to eat pretty healthily I don't exercise as much as I should but I know loads of people with the same lifestyle but small stomachs....
Being disabled doesn't mean you can't have a rewarding and awesome sex life.
At my school many of the girls want to have, or have had, sex. They explain it as if it is an act that declares your love to the world for someone. Someone told me that they would want to lose their virginity before high school and I was a bit shocked when they said that to me. I honestly don't want to have sex until I'm much older and not in high school....
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