Not been about on the LH Forums since pre ‘C’ word as couldn’t deal with glitches any more, must say the new forum world appears refreshing - top work guys!
I have a progressive neurological condition that affects my legs, and thought I would start a little chat to see if others with impairments of any kind wanted to share their thoughts or stories?
So for me, me legs and balance are predominantly affected, and I used to have a lot of insecurities around this stuff. I have spent a lot of time sorting that side of things out, and accepting my condition doesn’t define me. That in itself could become a book in itself.
Anyways, I have limitations. For example, I cannot perform in ‘doggy style’ on the bed on my knees. However, I can do so if I am standing and the OH is on her knees on the bed, as long as I am near a wall or something sturdy to hold for balance.
For me, physically, several positions are more of a challenge. And I’m certainly no John Travolta in terms of rhythm and hip movement. I try and find ways around positions in terms of angles and such like that are safe and less painful.
One of the things that came out of my ‘head stuff’ from the past was an obsession to please, as I needed to prove to others (well, myself) that I was not defective. I can quite comfortably say I am not, and quite happy I had this issue. It has helped me to focus and tune in to my OH’s reactions and responses, and she is apparently reaping the benefits (her words, rather than mine).
So, thats a little about me and impact my condition has had on me.
Just wondered if anyone else wanted to share their experience, or talk in any way around this topic. I thought it may be a decent place to offer support for others in similar situations.
Also, has anyone had any experience of being a Tester from a disability perspective? I notice the Sex Position Enhancer on the tester list, and something like this might make a lot of difference for me - although I’m not in a position to spend £225 on an item like this without knowing it would be of help.
Be great to hear from anyone that has any interest in the topic…