Sex and Disability
This course covers fears and misconceptions about sex and disability; talking about sex with your partner, your health care provider, and your attendant; planning ahead for some considerations that may affect you during sex; and exploring what works for you, which presents a few sex toy options which can help adapt to your fatigue, lubrication, increased or decreased sensation, and mobility.
This course contains some adult material and covers a variety of topics, including sex toys. If this was a movie it would be rated R for sexual content and mature themes.
Several experts contributed to this course.
Gabriella Carafa is a registered social worker living with a disability who has a passion for supporting people with disabilities and helping them participate in all aspects of their lives. Gabriella shared her thoughts about common fears and misconceptions, the importance of communication, and other health-related information to consider about sex and disability.
Springtide Resources Sexuality and Access Project contributed tips for talking about sex in an attendant service relationship.
Charlotte Henderson represented Come As You Are, a co-operatively owned sex store with an educational mandate. Charlotte introduces some different sex toys and how they can be used in various settings. This course is brought to you by Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
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Cortree is your direct line to disability education. Curated by industry experts, our courses offer up-to-date information on topics that boost your confidence, competence and community.
Cortree is a social venture owned by the charity Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. We’ve developed Cortree with the help of our vibrant community members, people who get it, who know life with a disability inside out and are excited to share what they know with you. We’ve also worked with industry experts, health care pros, researchers, counsellors, disability specialists – professionals whose experience and expertise are built into every course you take.
We reached out to our community to find out exactly what topics are most important for people with disabilities and families. The answers? Choosing a Wheelchair. Pain Management. Sexual Health. Nutrition & Kitchen Accessibility. Vehicle Modification. These topics represent some of the many dynamic, interactive Cortree courses you’ll find to help improve or enhance your health and well-being. Look for more topics in the coming months to help you make your home accessible, stay healthy, get back to work, and live the life you choose.
Cortree is grounded in the spirit of Peer Support and Independent Living. At Spinal Cord Injury Ontario we’re committed to making life more inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities. Want to help improve accessibility in Ontario? Just say “Yes! Sign me up!” and you can help Spinal Cord Injury Ontario serve, support and advocate for and with people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities.