Disabled people want intimate relationships like everyone else.
An able-bodied person takes many things for granted, these become major issues when you develop a disability. Can you imagine what it is like to be steadily losing your sense of balance? For so many people a relationship is vital to their quality of life. Why should it be any different for a disabled person?
Why does society appear so anxious to ignore, deny or stereotype their sexuality?
This is another example of the needs of the disabled person being conveniently forgotten. Finding that special person for a personal relationship is never easy but it becomes doubly difficult if you have a disability. The organisation Outsiders provides an environment that is sympathetic to the needs of the disabled.
Generally speaking forming a personal relationhship when disabled is almost unthinkable.
There is a blog about Loneliness I will be writing more on this subject in the next week or so.
Click here to read the article in The Guardian
The website for Outsiders is http://www.outsiders.org.uk