I think being open with your partner is very important, especially as disabled people.Talk with your partner about sex and discover what’s best for the both of you to avoid having close-minded expectations.Research indicates that the human brain uses height as a heuristic for determining social status and fitness.
One of the biggest issues caused by feeling awkward or embarrassed is a lack of communication.
Despite sex being considered a “private” or “taboo” subject, all relationships require communication and dialog.
When I was born, I was diagnosed with a rare form of dwarfism called diastrophic dysplaysia which means my bones don’t grow like an average height person would.
Being only 3ft in height, I have come across many awkward moments in my life, one of the most common is being mistaken for a child or spoken to like a child. This includes those who have visible or invisible disabilities.
w=300" data-large-file="https://scopesblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/11911-eta-blog-image-phil.jpg? w=474" / Guest post from Phil Lusted, a web and graphic designer from north Wales.
For End the Awkward, he talks about awkwardness when it comes to dating and sex and gives some tips for getting over it.We are still human, with feelings just like any other able-bodied person. It is perfectly normal for us to think like this, we all do it no matter what size or shape we are, it’s all part of being human and how our brain works when in a nervous or first time situation.Unfortunately, for disabled people, dating can involve uncertainty and more than a few awkward moments. To help avoid awkward situations with your date, don’t be ashamed to educate them on your disability before actually going on the date.Something as simple as taking my shirt off in a public swimming pool would never happen.It’s important to be confident in yourself by not being ashamed of your appearance, at the end of the day, we all come in different shapes and sizes, it’s something we should embrace and be positive about.Heightism is prejudice or discrimination against individuals based on height.