The intrepid and incomparable Kirsten Shultz runs the #ChronicSex chat on Twitter, Thursday nights from 7-9 EST. She writes the chronic sex blog, too. There’s not much I can do other than direct you to her site because she says it all way better than I would!
I also found this article from Shameless Magazine that addresses many of the issues disabled women face.
"...it is our beautifully complex bodies and minds which offer a glimmer of how conventional bodily pleasures, only ever physical and bodily, can be cripped and queered, in order to expand “sex” to include our minds, senses, imagination and spirituality."
While that article strictly addresses women, this article from Mosaic Science discusses the history of how disability is perceived and the challenges faced by the disabled in society as it relates to sexuality. It also engages the reader in both sides of the argument over soliciting sex and talks about how sex is more than just penetration:
Having comfortable intimacy is a quality of life issue. I had to choose to go off one of my most effective medications because the side effect was interfering with sex. It wasn't an easy decision, but for me, it was the right one. Kirsten's Twitter chat helped me know that I wasn't alone, that it's okay to choose a positive sex life, and that self-care and self-esteem are part of that.
The alliterative salt portion of today’s entry will help those with dysautonomia have the blood pressure to handle some of the sexual positions that Kristin discusses on her blog.
A higher blood volume can be improved by elevated salt and water intake. Do talk with your doctor for the prescribed amount! Don’t try to do it alone because salt can be dangerous in high amounts. I am speaking from experience. I made the mistake of trying to do it alone early in my diagnosis, and was lucky to only give myself diarrhea and nausea.
Adding salt to foods and eating a higher salt intake is something that I consider a positive. I can eat a bag of chips and count it as medicine!