Three little letters arranged in such a way to make most humans blush. Why is something so human so awkward to discuss? Hopefully, this PG-rated article can get that point across. The desire for physical touch is referred to as skin hunger. When an individual does not have physical intimacy with another person for an extended period of time, it can affect his or her mood and mental health.
Sex and Intimacy After Amputation
Confidence is Sexy: Identity and Love After Limb Loss - Amputee Coalition
The collection that resulted is a powerful lesson in desire, the body, pain, and possession. These poems interrogate medical language and history, imagine Mona Lisa in a wheelchair, rewrite Elizabeth Bishop's poem "In the Waiting Room," address a lover's arsonist ex-girlfriend, and show the prosthesis as the object of male curiosity and lust. Publishers Weekly , in a starred review, called the book a "charged and daring debut" and described Jillian Weise as an "agile and powerful poet. In a new introduction, Weise revisits and recontextualizes her work, revealing its urgency to our present moment. What are the challenges of speaking "for" a community?
The Amputee’s Guide to Sex
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The middle section explores the physician as lover, and the final section depicts the rise and fall of a relationship. Characterized by a flesh-and-blood character, Holman, who also represents the larger tensions that arise between the abled and disabled.
Aim: The study examined the relationships between psychological variables and sexual functioning in persons with lower limb amputations. Results: Half of all participants with lower limb amputations were not currently sexually active. Body image self-consciousness during sexual activities was the strongest predictor of sexual dysfunction. Conclusions: Psychological challenges following limb loss are strongly associated with levels of sexual dysfunction.