Lets Talk About Sex!

 

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Sex is a wonderful thing! So why does it often feel “wrong” or “weird” to talk about it? Even while reading this article one might hide in a room alone or try to make sure no one else can see that they’re reading about S-E-X. Back when “50 Shades of Grey” was all the rage, I remember a fellow co-worker being uncomfortable that I was reading it around others on my lunch break. I was shocked! It’s human nature and people do it every single day! Why is it so wrong to talk about it?

A couple of weeks ago, a client told me that he couldn’t talk to his wife about their sex life and he was wondering if a sex therapist could help. This client is older and has recently had a stroke. He has hemiplegia (one side of his body is paralyzed) so his physical abilities are much different for him.

Here are some of the reasons I thought a sex therapist could help him:

1) opens up the line of communication between both partners
2) gives ideas and options for new, safe positions
3) offers ideas for new ways to pleasure each other
Although this client seemed interested and hopeful that his sex life would improve, he was still not interested in talking to someone else about it due to the “awkwardness”.

closeup Tim and RoseIn the Toronto Star recently, a young man named Tim with Cerebral Palsy and his wife Natalie, talk about their hopes to break down the myth that people with disabilities are not sexual. When Tim and Natalie first started their relationship, they too had questions about sex. They were both disappointed with the lack of information available, and they together started the Rose Centre for Love, Sex, and Disability.

THEIR MISSION STATEMENT…

The Rose Centre is a charitable organization that focuses on positive representations of love, sex and disability. We recognize the multiple barriers to participation in love, sex and relationships for disabled people and the lack of positive discussion around disability and sexuality. We also believe that sex and relationships can be fun and enjoyable for anyone. The organization provides programming and events which support this mission and that are open and welcoming to everyone.

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When I contacted Natalie and Tim, they confirmed their mission was to improve the love and sex life for people with disabilities and they would happy to assist anyone with questions. Due to their recent appearance in The Star, they have become overwhelmed with people interested in learning more. They are passionate to help people feel sexy and enjoy sex, no matter the circumstances. There is help out there for all who want to improve their sex life, but first, you have to be open to talk about it!

Michelle Wolfe

Little Boat, Big Man

We have a winner!

IMG_6126Congratulations to Aim2Walk’s client David Galbraith for winning the 53rd Annual International Marlin fishing tournament. David is a client who travels all the way from Jamaica to see us (we’ve also traveled to Jamaica to work with him.) We were all ecstatic to hear his latest news of winning this years international tournament held in his home town Montego Bay, Jamaica. The tournament was sanctioned under International Game Fish Association (IGFA) rules as an Official Qualifying Event for the Offshore World Championship (OWC). Due to his win, he received an entry to the World Championship which will be held in beautiful Costa Rica spring 2015.

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David participated with what he jokes was the smallest boat in the competition, named Little Hooka. However he didn’t let the size of his boat stop him. David pulled an impressive 1200pts from the ocean depths, while the runners up brought in only 600pts. David and his team are geared up and ready to take on the world championships in Costa Rica where they will represent Jamaica.

Way to go David, The Aim2Walk Team is very proud of you and wish you luck at the World Championship.

Giving Thanks!

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We’ve had a great year at Aim2Walk, and so many things to be thankful for. We would like to share our gratitude and thanks to all of our clients and co-workers for their dedication and hard work. Life can throw many curve balls, making it challenging and frustrating at times however, with the right support, and with the goal of success, the impossible doesn’t seem so impossible. We encourage our clients to continue pushing for their goals and dreams and we hope you will continue to have the changes and progress you desire.

Happy Thanksgiving!