Dating website like plenty of fish
” Dating and sex are complicated under the best of circumstances.
If you’re living with a disability, the obstacles and challenges extend far beyond the “does-he-like-me?
“People assumed I was very confident in my body, traipsing around in a bathing suit,” says Dixon.
“But that’s very different from being considered a sexual being by someone you’re attracted to.” For years, Dixon was afraid that potential partners would be disgusted by her body. I just didn’t think anyone would want to have sex with me,” she says.
“It looks like I was designed to have one leg, like a mermaid’s body,” she says.
*** While schools across Canada are still debating what broad information about sex education is appropriate, and when to teach it, specific education about sexual health and disability isn’t even on their radar.
Seven years ago, Stephanie Dixon, the 17-time Paralympic medallist who was widely considered to be one of the best female swimmers in the world, appeared on billboards across the country.
In the ad, Dixon, then 26, exudes confidence and defiance in a black one-piece suit: her eyebrow is cocked, her arms are crossed, and her biceps look cut as she poses next to a slogan that reads, “She doesn’t want your sympathy.
By 19, she’d fallen into a pattern of only making out with men when she was drunk.
In university, she would panic when someone showed interest in her at a bar.