"For many people who become paralyzed, the first attempt at sex again is masturbation in the hospital, Tepper says.
After trying and realizing you can't experience pleasure or orgasm, it's easy to conclude that sex is pointless. "It’s those people who get past the point of 'why bother'" who are able to rediscover their sexuality and find satisfaction, he says."Generally, we get erections, and sometimes more erections than we want," Tepper says.
Many quadriplegic men, with all different types of injuries, have reflex erections when the penis is touched.
"Someone like Will (in the movie) would have strong reflex erections," he adds.
(The figures differ depending on the age your injury occurred).
The open forum bulletin boards have anecdotal answers that are all over the place. I never get close to anything higher than a two foot curb.
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"I was 20 years old, kids weren't on my mind yet, but instinctively when you're in this position, [you think] ?It's a very common misconception, Mitchell Tepper, Ph. But while feeling sexual pleasure again after a spinal cord injury isn't easy, and for some takes years (or decades), it is indeed possible for many quadriplegics.Tepper speaks from a place of both clinical and personal experience—he broke his neck over 30 years ago and has since been paralyzed from the neck down (though he still has some sensation, and is considered an "incomplete quad").One inquirer asked, “Do people in wheelchairs live longer than non-wheelchair users? Probably the likeliest cause would be mortal complications from a systemic bacterial infection resulting from skin breakage or maybe a deadly UTI.” The best answer was, “No, it just seems longer.” I was injured at 50, so my actuarial life expectancy is in fact 69.75. If I had never read that statistic, it would have never crossed my mind that I'd be gone before the age of 70. This is a genuine threat to the much more compromised condition of a quad, but to a simply T-10 para like me, it would mean some of the best Infectious Disease doctors on earth had seriously dropped the ball.Tepper set out to develop a new field of study in human sexuality as it related to pleasure in spinal cord injury and any type of physical or mental disability.He recently published a new book, “ The number one question asked by people with spinal cord injuries or many other types of injuries is: “Will I be able to have children? in human sexuality education from the University of Pennsylvania, is certified by AASECT (the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) – ( in education and counseling and has served on the faculty of the Morehouse School of Medicine.After doing research for his master’s thesis, Tepper realized there was very little information on this subject, although there were mountains of questions.” I asked myself that question when I was 20 years old, even though I wasn’t thinking about having children at that time.I’d just broken my neck at C6-7 and been told I’d be a quadriplegic.