Paralyzed Sex

IslandGoddess IslandGoddess
I know this may be an obvious question but people who are paralyzed lets say from the waist down...Do they have sex? For the men can they have an erection? Can they get horny? What about the women? I know when your paralyzed you can't feel anything but I was just wonder if it's by any means possible?
08/28/2011
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Wild Orchid Wild Orchid
It depends on where the damage is - between which vertebrae. I remember it was explained in detail in the Science of Orgasm but it's been ages since I've read it so I don't remember the details. There are some women, who despite the damage to the nerves that receive input from the clit and the vagina, can still get off via cervical stim. Cervix is enervated by the vagus nerve that is wired differently.
08/28/2011
Ace <3 Ace <3
yes, its still possible. the person may not feel it like they did, but the body will still react to the stimulation. there was a story in the news a few years ago about a paraplegic woman giving birth to a son (successfully!)
08/28/2011
autolycos autolycos
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Originally posted by IslandGoddess
I know this may be an obvious question but people who are paralyzed lets say from the waist down...Do they have sex? For the men can they have an erection? Can they get horny? What about the women? I know when your paralyzed you can't feel ... More
The answer to this question can get quite complicated. It depends on what spinal level the damage is in, as in which vertebra, as well as how much of the spinal cord in that area is damaged. The spinal cord, just like the brain, is organized into several different areas to do different tasks. Some areas control reflexes, some areas carry sensory signals, some areas carry conscious muscle control signals, some areas carry unconscious muscle control signals.

Erections are primary controlled by reflex neurons in the spinal cord, so even people with rather high up spinal cord damage have genitalia that respond essentially normally to sexual activity.

Being horny is generally controlled in an area of the brain called the prefrontal cortex, so as long as that isn't damaged, theoretically there is no reason their sex drive should have any changes. But, it is also affected by mood, self image, and other things.

I'm sorry I can't give you better answers, but it is really a complicated subject. If you are asking because you are curious about whether you should pursue an experience with someone, I say go for it. It can still be very rewarding regardless of sensation or working genitalia.
08/29/2011
zeb zeb
I am sure they do
10/12/2011
sweetcaroline sweetcaroline
oh I'm sure.
11/11/2011
KrazyKandy KrazyKandy
Ive actually wondered this since I see Joe from Family guy have sex.
11/12/2011
poetprincess poetprincess
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Originally posted by IslandGoddess
I know this may be an obvious question but people who are paralyzed lets say from the waist down...Do they have sex? For the men can they have an erection? Can they get horny? What about the women? I know when your paralyzed you can't feel ... More
I have never thought of that..
11/12/2011
Cherry21 Cherry21
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Originally posted by IslandGoddess
I know this may be an obvious question but people who are paralyzed lets say from the waist down...Do they have sex? For the men can they have an erection? Can they get horny? What about the women? I know when your paralyzed you can't feel ... More
saw a show where they talked about his exact thing. I think it was on TLC or something of the like. Some can get erections, some can't. some can feel, some can't. it just depends on the paralyzed person, the damage done, and how. One couple couldn't feel at all, and he couldn't get an erection. But they still had sex, but it was very sensual every time they said. He said he what felt like "mind-gasms" he still felt sexual, and still liked the appeal of it all.
12/28/2011
jamiefun jamiefun
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Originally posted by IslandGoddess
I know this may be an obvious question but people who are paralyzed lets say from the waist down...Do they have sex? For the men can they have an erection? Can they get horny? What about the women? I know when your paralyzed you can't feel ... More
I know this answer for sure lol. I am actually paralyzed. I know that I can have sex and deff get in the mood lol. I actually have a penile implant so all you do is pump it up and your ready to go lol. I know some ppl that are paralyzed cant feel anything but some still can. I can still feel it just not as like it once was. women are almost the same they deff can have sex, but some just cant get wet or have an orgasm but some can. I think every paralyzed person can have sex one way or another. its just the matter weather of wanting too or not.
06/16/2012
RememberMe RememberMe
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Originally posted by IslandGoddess
I know this may be an obvious question but people who are paralyzed lets say from the waist down...Do they have sex? For the men can they have an erection? Can they get horny? What about the women? I know when your paralyzed you can't feel ... More
Good question. =)
11/17/2012
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