Dating a paraplegic woman
No Children: People in wheelchairs can’t have children. Dating a paraplegic you will not be able to start a family. False: Paraplegic women have the same chance of conceiving a child as any other fertile woman. Short Life Span: Wheelchair users don’t live as long as regular people.Pregnancy and childbirth are carried out in much the same way as able-bodied women. Paraplegic men have a slightly lower fertility rate than other men do. Bad Genes: People with a spinal cord injury have a high risk of giving birth to disabled babies. True: Doctors say a spinal cord injury can shorten an otherwise 80 year life span by a year or two. Unless obvious only trusted people get to see a paraplegics scars. Paraplegics often have thin limp legs (flaccid legs).Dating a man in a wheelchair might not present any additional -- or any fewer -- challenges than dating a man not in a wheelchair.
Pushy: I want to ask a wheelchair user out but I’m afraid I will scare them off. Be creative, “If you behave, I will let you take me out to dinner Friday night.” Most who feel the same way will be flattered. Personal Care Nurse: I don’t want to be a care nurse. I don’t want to help with personal care, help toilet shower and dress etc. Most men and women dating paraplegics do report a healthy active sex life.True: You may scare them off, so don’t hang around waiting for a relationship that will never happen. Those in long term relationships with paraplegics describe them as above average lovers. Paraplegics are physically active and hands on during the act of love making. They can’t feel it so they don’t enjoy sex or make love very often. No Sex: Dating a paraplegic wheelchair user means no sex. The very few paraplegics who do need some help with personal care will have, or should get, support services in place.