But when it comes to relationships and dating, the idea of exploring can sometimes get a bit overlooked.
"It can be really useful to actively think or talk about your wishes and hopes for how you want a relationship to be, or what you’re looking for in a partner.
One community member says, “It might be tough, as we live in a society that never tells disabled people this, but try to remember you are great!
For those who haven't encountered femidoms, they're essentially a large, non-latex sheath (a bit like a condom but looser fitting) with an internal, removable plastic ring and a semi-rigid rim at the bottom.They are usually used inside the vagina, but the inner rim can also be removed, making it easily possible to ‘pop it over’ the erect penis with one hand,with no tricky rolling or twiddling required.One of our community members who works as a sex and relationships therapist says, “I work with a huge array of people with very different bodies, different abilities to move and position those bodies, and varying sensory issues.One thing that's clear to me is that there's often a lot of anxiety around how our bodies look, what they can do, and whether or not we'll be able to please our partners. Firstly, this is impossible for any human being, and secondly, it can often be fun to make mistakes, and even healthy to have a bad experience.” "It’s very easy to bottle out of asking for things that we want.“I can categorically say this: your partner, unless they haven't been paying attention, already knows what shape your body is going to be (you can tell through the clothes! That could be anything from an initial introduction to something new in the bedroom.
It's important to use barrier protection wherever possible to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infection and pregnancy.