At the age of twenty when I first had my injury, like most men I was very concerned about my sex life.
I had been dating someone for a couple of years and it was an important part of our relationship.
The biggest challenge is not whether you can have intercourse or you can’t.
Its more along the lines of finding someone open enough to share both emotionally and physically.
This mutation is either caused by deletion that happens on exon seven or at other sites of aberration.
The diagnosis of SMA includes careful history assessment and carefully performed neurologic examination.
While in rehab, quite often I would get an erection simply if the wind blew. What was very different was the fact that I could be mentally or emotionally aroused but not physically and physically aroused but not emotionally.
Much has changed over the years in the form of sexual function and erection aids.
If Tom Cruse, Mel Gibson or Brad Pitt had been the spokes person, every straight woman on the planet would be giving out Viagra for Halloween and all of the other Hallmark holidays.If you have both aspects, then try and see what works for the both of you. But adding the issues of a spinal cord injury and how your body reacts, what feels good and simply not knowing can make it much harder. We’ve all heard the speech on communication and learn to be open, just talk about it.Its not much different than the rest of the population. Well, after a few beers in a crowded bar with loud music playing, I say bullshit. My name is Steven and I'm a 20 year old with SMA type 2.SMA is a genetic neuromuscular disease that essentially prevents the development of muscle, and because of that, I have very minimal upper body strength and use a powerchair for mobility.