Dating people in wheelchairs
This may rule out some activities she'd usually enjoy on a date, like dancing and sporting activities.
He will also be limited to places that are wheelchair accessible and have elevator lifts.
Being paralyzed doesn't stop me from being in a relationship or being physical, or making love if I'm with the right person," Rockwood says in the film.
"Because if I'm with the right person, I don't even feel like I'm paralyzed.""I met Ben [Duffy] on another project for the disabled community.
Although she may prefer it, her date may not be able to walk her to her door at the end of the date or to stop by her place for a nightcap, if her house is not wheelchair accessible.
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Rockwood is paralyzed from the neck down, which means that she can't move her body into sexual positions without her boyfriend's help.
This may involve doing the driving, assisting him in getting in and out of the car, moving extra chairs, helping with his coat and holding the door open for him.
A woman might be worried about offending her date by offering too much assistance when he does not need it. She needs to be mindful of what an appropriate touch is and when to use it.
She's just one of several subjects in the film — some of them quadriplegic like Rockwood, some paraplegic (meaning that they have control of their upper bodies), and one amputee.
The movie delves into the lives of each person, examining what it looks like for them to date, have sex, find love, and build families."Being a quadriplegic doesn't stop me.When I was asking him about what it's like for him, an able-bodied person, diving into this world, he told me about a gentleman who was in a chair and talked to him about sexuality in the disabled community.