If you think you are fair-minded about sex, consider a quadriplegic who wheels by in an electric wheelchair. The person drools a little and steers the chair with a joy stick that’s strapped to his fore- head. Do you think of this person as being sexual? Do you think he has the same sexual needs and desires as you do? Chances are you’d wonder how good his jump shot is before you’d think of him as being just as horny as you are.
Many people not only disapprove of sex for the severely disabled, but find the concept offensive. They might even feel that we need to protect people who are disabled from sex. This chapter provides a very different look at sex and disability than you are likely to find elsewhere, or anywhere.
ABOUT THE FREE CHAPTERS
I originally wrote the “Guide To Getting It On” for people who wanted to have better sex. But then it started winning awards and being used in college sex-ed courses. So I tried to make the book all things to all people, and it started to grow, and grow. It soon got up to 1,200 pages and cost nearly $30 US dollars. People started to feel overwhelmed by its size. So with this new edition, I’ve worked hard to take The Guide back to its roots. At 624 pages, the printed version is more than 500 pages shorter than prior editions and costs less than $20 US dollars.
To make it work, there were some chapters that were near and dear to my heart that I needed to leave out. They were chapters in the second half of the book that a lot of people never read, but they were some of my favorites, like this one. So I have made these chapters available as free downloads. As an added benefit, the book’s illustrator colorized each of the illustrations from these chapters.
Fortunately, these chapters are included in the ebook version of the 9th edition.
This illustration is by the amazing Daerick Gross, Sr. from the Guide To Getting It On.