The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability

  • by Miriam Kaufman, Cory Silverberg, Fran Odette
  • Narrated by Donna Postel
  • 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability is the first complete sex guide for people who live with disabilities, pain, illness, or chronic conditions. Useful for absolutely everyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation, the book addresses a wide range of disabilities - from chronic fatigue, back pain, and asthma to spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, and more.
Expertly written by a medical doctor, a sex educator, and a disability activist, The Ultimate Guide provides listeners with encouragement, support, and all the information they need to create a sex life that works for them. The authors cover all aspects of sex and disability, including building a positive sexual self-image; positions to minimize stress and maximize pleasure; dealing with fatigue or pain during sex; finding partners and talking with them about sex and disability; adapting sex toys; and more.

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What the Critics Say

"Provides accurate information on many aspects of sexuality and disability." (Washington Blade)
“A welcome resource.... This book will be a worthwhile read for anyone who lives with a disability, loves someone with a disability, or simply wants to be better informed sexually.” (Curve)

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Customer Reviews

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What (Almost) Nobody Wants to Tell You

It hadn't occurred to me before I read this book, but part of why people with disabilities are overlooked as potential sexual partners has to do with a stereotype that disabled people are children. So that's why stranger apologize to me when they swear.in my presence! I thought I was mistaken for a nun.

If you have a significant disability, chances are that you've had a lot of rejection and awkward situations. This book helps restore your self image and figure out your own definition of sexuality and intimacy. There is also a lot of technical and safety information for all tastes and limitations.

The reason I am not giving this book five stars is that the sex is not discussed in the context of finding and developing a relationship. The BBC series "Undateable" shows just how hard it can be to get a date, let alone a good date. . This book can result in being all dressed up with no place to go.
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- Jennifer

Excellent

Where does The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability ranks very high among all the audiobooks that I have listened to so far.


What did you like best about this story?

This book is not a story, but what I like best about this book is the way this book treats people as individuals.


What about Donna Postel’s performance did you like?

Donna Postel's performance reading The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability is excellent.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes I wanted to listen to all of this book in one sitting, but I didn't do so, instead I like to part over again because parts I like better than other parts.


Any additional comments?

I found this book to be excellent.

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- Edward

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-19-2011
  • Publisher: Cleis Press