The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain, and Illness
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain, and Illness

by
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  75 ratings  ·  9 reviews
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 impairm...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published November 28th 2007 by Cleis Press (first published December 2nd 2003)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 256)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Kristy
The number of books written about sex, sexuality and disability is disappointingly low. I enjoyed this book because it definitely understands many of the challenges that people with disabilities face, especially when it comes to being taken seriously sexually. It was pleasantly surprising to see chapters on alternative sex, being queer, and spirituality. Many of the concepts in this book apply to non-disabled people as well. The section that lists resources, while out of date, is huge and many o...more
Elf M.
I wanted to give this book five stars, but I can't. Not because it isn't a fabulous book, but because the topic under consideration is just way too large to handle inside its 350 pages. The chapter titles sorta give away the story: each is about a particular kind of sex; after the first 70 pages, which deal with the emotional aspects of being disabled and still wanting sex, and the legitimacy of wanting sex when you're disabled, the rest of the book comes across as a mainstream how-to, along the...more
Ann Alton
Well written, thoughtful, inclusive and non-judgmental, this is a must read for anyone working with folks with disabilities, or any one with a disability or chronic condition. The focus is to better know yourself, and to have the courage to ask for what you need, and put shame aside. Sexuality is one way to explore this world and and to pleasure in it. Determining what is right for you, safely and consensually is key.

I particularly liked that there was a whole chapter dedicated to assault and wo...more
Katrina
i think this book is important and engaging for everyone to read, disability or not. the understanding and analysis of sexuality in this book is thoughtful and holds truth for everyone in my opinion. another great example where understanding, education and care for how a highly affected community relates to an issue (in this case a community extremely misunderstood, negatively affected, and often flat out invisible when it comes to sex) greatly expands and raises the understanding, education and...more
Annamarie
This was a fabulously informative book. It's written for people with disabilities who might not otherwise have access to information about their bodies or sex so it was amazingly comprehensive. I even discovered some assumptions that I didn't know I had that were challenged by this book. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about sexuality, disabled or not.
Allie
This review was written for Happy Bodies and for the Carleton Gender and Sexuality Center.

A lot of things are tied up in sex. There are emotional considerations, the physical interaction, gender stereotypes, and personal pleasure (plus a whole lot more). There are also a lot of things tied up in disability. Physical and mental pain, fatigue, self-esteem, societal stereotypes, and day to day interactions with the world (again, plus a whole lot more).

Able-bodied sexual interactions can be plenty c...more
Heather Ross
I liked this book, found it informative and helpful. Having said that I offer a but, I was looking for specific helps, tips, positions etc and was disappointed. My partner and I each have physical limitations, and he has a degenerative condition. We were looking for things to add to our sex life without adding/ that might reduce, physical pain. Ah well, Such is life.
I will definitely be donating a copy to the local library because to me the information in this book is incredibly important!
Jennifer
More people should read these kinds of informative books. I think it will make people more aware of the disabled being just like everyone else with the same needs and desires.
Korri
This is an excellent resource for people with disabilities as well as doctors, caregivers and, well, everyone! It challenged preconceptions and prejudices I didn't realize I had.
Darleth Lopez
Darleth Lopez marked it as to-read
Aug 14, 2014
Karen
Karen marked it as to-read
Aug 14, 2014
Kelsi Atkinson
Kelsi Atkinson marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2014
Maya
Maya marked it as to-read
Aug 09, 2014
Kyle Nicholas
Kyle Nicholas marked it as to-read
Jul 31, 2014
John
John marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2014
Kevin Stanton
Kevin Stanton marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2014
Andrea
Andrea marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2014
William
William marked it as to-read
Jul 23, 2014
Linda Serna
Linda Serna marked it as to-read
Jul 16, 2014
Heta Rae
Heta Rae marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2014
Lizy
Lizy marked it as to-read
Jun 28, 2014
Sarah
Sarah marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2014
Jessica
Jessica marked it as to-read
Jun 16, 2014
Britany
Britany marked it as to-read
Jun 15, 2014
Kiia
Kiia marked it as to-read
Jun 15, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Easy for You to Say: Q and as for Teens Living with Chronic Illness or Disabilities Overcoming Teen Depression: A Guide for Parents Mothering Teens Understanding Adole Yrs Overweight Child: Promoting Fitness and Self-Esteem All Shapes and Sizes: Parenting Your Overweight Child

Share This Book