Sex and Neuromuscular Conditions

Being sexually active is a part of normal life. A diagnosis with a neuromuscular condition doesn't mean that this part is over. Click here to be taken to the 5 common myths associated with sex and disability. For help with your sexual and reproductive health Family Planning is a great resource. They can offer you health information, clinical services, education, training and research and work with people of any gender, age, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Click here to be taken to the Family Planning webite. 

Sex and Sexuality

You're talking about it, reading about it, and watching it wherever you go. But a lot of what you read, see, and hear about sex and sexuality is inaccurate, confusing, or even harmful. A basic understanding of sex and sexuality can help you sort out myth from fact and help you make good decisions about your sexual health.

Our sexuality affects who we are and how we express ourselves. There's a wide range of how people experience their sexuality. Some people are very sexual, while others experience no feelings of sexual attraction at all. Your sexuality may be influenced by your family, culture, religion, media, friends, and experiences. No matter how important sexuality is to you, we all have thoughts, desires, attractions, and values that are unique.

Sexuality is about much more than just sex. It includes

    • your sexual orientation
      - who you're sexually and/or romantically attracted to

    • your desires, thoughts, fantasies, and sexual preferences

    • your values, attitudes, and ideals about life, love, and sexual relationships

  • sexual behaviors- including masturbation

It's normal to have questions about sex and sexuality. And the good news is the more you know about it, the better you'll be able to take charge of your sexual health

Sourced from 08-04-2014