Everybody has their bad days but that is no excuse. False: Wheelchair users have open access to protective services and often carry a vital call alarm.
Erections: All wheelchair users have trouble getting and keeping an erection.False: What you need to know is if their Spinal Cord Injury is ”complete” or “incomplete.” Most with SCI are incomplete.It is good to know how your wheelchair partner functions before that happens. No paraplegic likes having to poke a tube up their private to drain their bladder, but they don’t get much choice. Give it some time and you might get more used to the idea.If the catheter is in during sex, ask them about taking it out for sex.However, by far the biggest factor influencing life span is lifestyle. Most have a well defined strong upper body to compensate. At the very least, move away from anyone who is angry and abusive to you.
Scarred For Life: Wheelchair users have nasty scars weird legs and a fucked up body. Angry: I have been dating paraplegics for some time, they are angry hurtful and mean. False: If you are dating a spinal cord injury wheelchair user who is mean and angry, 90% of the time you will come to find they were mean and angry before the wheelchair. Easy Target: Wheelchair users are easy to rape use and abuse for sex.When others learn of what you have done you will not be safe. False: Paraplegics can transfer from their wheelchair into a car without help.Never tip any wheelchair user out of their chair unless they ask you to. Some use a sliding board (short smooth board to slide on) to make it safe and easy. Many paraplegics will already drive their own car with hand controls. Most dating paraplegics and wheelchair users don’t find such questions rude.Baggage: When dating paraplegics you have to put their wheelchair in the car. They can pull their wheelchair apart and stow it in the back seat of the car. Catheters: I want to know what the deal is with catheters but I do not want to seem rude and ask my date how they pee and stuff. They are happy to talk about and explain how they go to the bathroom.After all, if things go well, you will both get more intimate than that at some point. True: It is fair to say that kind of thing is not pretty.Most paraplegics can go without a catheter for several hours.