Learning that you, a family member or friend has gotten a spinal cord injury is devastating and overwhelming news.
No sex was not something that was not discussed I am one of those who loved sex but now I can't and have no way of doing anything about it
My son was at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. They held a Sex-Ed class type setting but really just breezed right through it. Not a lot of information really. I'll see if we still have the info sheets they handed out if you like.
The info sheets would be great! Was it a co-ed class?
Are you saying they basically just gave out info sheets - maybe didn't focus as much as you would prefer on individual concerns?
Thanks for your help.
It was not co-ed. Just guys. It was an info sheet and slide show type of presentation. The slides were just of the info sheets. It wasn't very in depth. It was more about how an SCI effects the reproductive organs. Didn't really address individual concerns. There was a q&a at the end but you know how most guys are...no one asked any questions. I'll look for the info this weekend. They have several post injury education classes. If I can't find the info sheets, I'd bet that the folks at the Shepherd Center would be happy to help. My daughter is a biomed student and they have helped her with her research before. I'll see what I can find for you though. Happy to help.
At Kernan in Bmore we had a classroom discussion. My take was that is was a complete waste of an hour of my life. I was 42 years old and pretty sure I would figure out how to have sex when I am ready just like I did when I was 14. Sex was really the least of my worries while I was at in patient therapy and quite frankly it still is. Info on cock rings and injections and viagra was probably the least helpful thing we did there. Helping me figure out how to not poop my pants would have been much more helpful since many times I had to interrupt therapy to go change my diaper. Or better yet- Help people find a job when they leave. This will go much further to improving their lives than explaining the myriad options for achieving an erection. Just saying.
Sorry for the negative take on this question. Good luck!
I don't mind you asking our folks for help, but please add some detail to your profile so we can all know a little more about you. Your school and a photo would be good too.
It's only fair. You are asking some very personal questions.