Paraplegic Kenneth Endorses Adult Lifestyle Centre

Blue Jumper Paraplegic

My name is Kenneth and I am 38 years old and I am a paraplegic. I lost movement and feeling more than a decade ago when my spinal cord had significant damage done to it as a result of a motor-cycle accident. It was the most traumatic event of my life that I still deal with daily both emotionally and physically and has left me mobility impaired.

To say that it changed my life is an understatement and many things that previously I had taken for granted were now extremely difficult if not impossible to achieve. The most life-changing factor was independence and mobility. Before the accident I was a young man that was actively social and sexual living independently in an apartment in the city. The apartment was rented and share with a friend of mine.

After the accident, my parents god bless them, modified the house they lived in at Windsor to be paraplegic ‘friendly’ with ramps, L Brackets, Grab Bars and more. However, nothing could have prepared them or me for how much this was going to impact on our day to day living. At hospital things were much easier as everyone was trained and the place catered for the mobility impaired. In any event I am getting off track from the purpose of this letter but wished to validate who I am and how I came to be here.

My thoughts and desires are the same as any other ‘able bodied’ man however I just do not have the capacity to do the same physical things. Approaching or just reaching my middle age I still desire the touch of a woman although since the accident this has been something that has been very few and far between. One of the things I loved doing before the accident was shopping for sextoys as I liked to watch my partners playing with toys and then joining in once they had cum in front of me.

After the accident I thought my sex-life was a chapter of my book that had closed on me. I found little support or information out there of what or how to have a sex life with my impairment and became an internet junkie – researching and learning what I could on the internet. It opened up a whole new horizon and outlook and organizations like Touching Base provided valuable support.

I researched how I could actually ‘have sex’ again

and explored methods like penile implants and more but the thought of surgery on my young-fellow after so many months in hospital just did not appeal to me. Then I learned about penis pumps or vacuum devices and ordered one on-line together with an adjustable cock ring. Having read that it was possible for me to cause an erection via a penis pump and then maintain that erection by using the cock ring to restrict the flow of blood back down the shaft.

After a number of practices I found that I could get it to work.

NOTE: As I have no feeling in my penis and other para’s and quad’ may be in the same boat it is important that you do not over-pump your penis as you can cause damage and also not to restrict it for more than say ten or fifteen minutes at a time as again you can do yourself some damage.

Anyway just the knowledge that I could now get and maintain an erection was a revelation to me and lifted my spirits immensely. Having desired sexual intimacy for so long I hired a Taxi to a brothel at Chatswood that was referred to me that both had wheelchair access and catered for the impaired. Having not experienced this for so many years it put me on top of the world – although I did not tell my parents about it as I was fearful they would object. For the past eight months, each month I visit Chastwood and must say it is something I look very much forward to and enjoy. But now back to the main purpose of this letter.

For months I have been looking for an adult shop in Sydney that caters for mobility impaired people as one of my favorite fantasies is to see a woman playing with herself with various sex toys. Mentally this is a real turn on for me and I wished to incorporate it with my monthly Chatswood visit. I also wanted to get a better penis pump than the one I had, but to my dismay all the adult shops I called were on the first floor and did not provide wheelchair access.

I began researching this on the net as when purchasing something so intimate I wanted to look and feel it. To get advice from someone that knows about the product so that I could make the right choices but there was nothing out there until finally I googled and found out about Oh Zone, Kogarah that is advertised as a mobility impaired accessible adult store.

Adult Lifestyle Centre

This weekend just gone I took the trip (just on an hour) to go to Oh Zone at 12 Production Avenue, Kogarah to see what was up at that shop. I got there and sure enough there was a ramp from the road to gutter and no curbs or bumps to overcome. I entered the shop and was amazed at its size – I asked Belinda there and he said over 450 square meters of retail space. All the aisles were wide enough for easy wheelchair access and maneuverability. The first display with all the vibrators on it was the right height for people in wheelchairs to touch and feel and operate.

It was, as claimed a wheelchair friendly establishment. Brandon, the salesman there was friendly and let me know if there was anything that was out of my reach to ask him and he would bring it down for me to view. I stayed in that shop for over an hour and probably would have stayed more – having picked up the goodies that I wanted. I told Brandon I would write a letter indicating how great I felt the shopping experience was and that there was an adult retailer there that considered mobility impaired people as real customers rather than a liability. As promised I am going to email some of my other ‘gics’ that I know are looking for an establishment like this.

So thumbs up to Oh Zone Adult Shop for catering for mobility impaired. May doing so bring you all the success in the world and you have a loyal customer in Kenneth here.

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Disability Accessible Adult Shop

Wheelchair Woman Outside

Sex Lives of the Disabled is an issue often ignored ignored yet it is important that it be addressed and all of us be more understanding and accommodating to the fact that the disabled have sexual needs just like everyone else.  Sex and disability tends to be a taboo topic that many people steer clear of. Members of our society that have physical or even intellectual disabilities in many instances are regarded as non-sexual or asexual people.   Sex is often associated with energy, youth and physical interaction and some people just do not consider or even worse consider it not natural for those with disabilities to want to act out their sexual desires.

Opportunities for sexual exploration and fulfillment among disabled people are extremely limited, yet the young impaired have as much desire as an

‘able bodied person’.

Often there is a lack of privacy as some disabled are less independent than others with some requiring carers around giving them limited privacy to enact out their sexual requirements whether it be solo or with a partner. Many carers will not tolerate a disabled person masturbating yet if they are under constant supervision this simple act then become out of bounds.  Often the disabled are not taught sex education or punished for exhibiting behavior others consider socially unacceptable simply because they are disabled and do not have the freedom or mobility to explore kindred groups.

So many myths and assumptions exist with sex and disability. The belief of others that disabled are not interested in sex or do not have the right to sex often causes depression with disabled people and causes them to be influenced by these myths or narrow minded attitudes and begin to believe they do not deserve to experience sex. But that just isn’t true, is unfair and completely cruel.  Disabled often consider themselves disfigured, it is sometimes hard for them to believe they are attractive whether the beauty be within or without. In essence most people struggle with feelings of being unattractive no matter what their state of their health or the condition of their bodies – but this is accentuated in the disabled.

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The good news is times are changing – there is now sex education for the disabled and adult stores that cater for the disabled with mobility impaired access and staff trained to explain different sex toys that can help the disabled whether they wish to experience self gratification or sex with a partner.  Many sextoys will help in love making and techniques and pleasure objects have been created that will assist with all type of disabilities improving the sex lives of the disabled.  Sex can be a wonderful reason to keep going when everything else seems bleak and it can be a beautiful way of connecting with someone we love. There’s really is no disability that makes sex impossible, if we define sex not as intercourse but as physical contact for the purpose of sharing intimacy and pleasure.

Oh Zone Accessible Adult Shop Kogarah has been ensuring that those people with special needs in Sydney have a friendly and easy to access Adult Store to do their personal adult shopping.  Regardless of their sexual preference people with disabilities deserve the right to have an safe, friendly and easily accessible outlet to purchase their erotic wants and needs. At Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres we cater for all aspects of sex and disability that will help in building a positive sexual self-image.  With many of the sextoys on premises it will allow the customer to work out positions to minimize stress and maximize pleasure;  Certainly many of the products will assist in dealing with fatigue or pain during sex.

Many people with severe disabilities find it difficult to find a partner and even with a partner may find it difficult to engage in the act of intercourse.  Adult products and sex aids will assist them.  As soon as you arrive at the store you will find a wheelchair ramp giving easy access into the foyer that has no raises.  Once inside the store you will see that the aisles are wide enough to cater for

It is very important to know that we’re all different, both in how we respond sexually and what our needs are, and it’s impossible to generalize about making toys accessible.  At Oh  Zone we find the three most important things in making toys accessible are common sense, product knowledge and a sense of fun and humour.  We always recommending disable persons to shop for sex toys in person. Being able to actually feel the switch, smell the material, experience the vibrations, see how it looks is very helpful. Unfortunately most sex stores are not fully accessible which is what makes Oh Zone Best Adult Store in Sydney a point of difference

Sexuality for the disabled is an important issue that many try to sweep under the doormat.  Whatever your disability be it mental or physical including sight impaired, deafness, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, quadriplegia, cystic fybrosis all should be given equal rights and service in regards to their sexual needs. Be it a love stool or swing for those that suffer from fatigue or muscle dysfunction or dystrophy that can attach to the ceiling or a specially made frame.They elevate one partner above the bed or ground. This allows the other partner to have intercourse with them while standing, or oral sex while sitting up either in a regular chair or a wheelchair.

Swings can work for sexually adventurous able-bodied couples as well as for lovers who are disabled. Swings can be extremely helpful if you have a sore back or neck and prefer to give oral sex while sitting comfortably. Or penis pumps which is a vacuum device placed over the penis to create blood flow. It draws blood into specific tissues of the penis (the two corpora cavernosa), mimicking a normal erection. Placing a rubber ring around the base of the penis can help make it rigid enough for intercourse. This can be useful when a man is able to get an erection, but has difficulty maintaining it.  Add cock rings after pumping to maintain that erection. Whatever your requirement our friendly and trained staff at Oh Zone Australia are there to assist you.

Where are we?  Oh Zone Accessible Adult Shop Kogarah is conveniently located at 12 Production Avenue, Kogarah New South Wales and open each day at 10am till late. So regardless your disability come to a disabled friendly place.  We do not discriminate and are aware that sex and disability tends to be a taboo area for many abled bodied persons and is rarely discussed. As a result more than 50% of disabled people do not have any form of a regular sex life.  Please do not let that 1 in 2 statistic be you.

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Sexual Aids For People With Disabilities

Libertor Black Manchester

Sex toys should not be limited to able-bodied persons and there are a wide variety of sex toys on the market for those with chronic illness, pain and physical disabilities. Firstly, make sure you have a clear idea of what you’re looking for – ask yourself questions such as what would you like to do with the toy? How can the toy assist with the abilities that you have? Where do you want this toy to go? Are you able to reach there by yourself? What do you want the toy to do? There are a lot of toys that can easily slip onto a finger for those with chronic arthritis or muscle spasms, others have suction cups to hold a toy in place so that you don’t have to manipulate it yourself and others strap onto the body in order to stimulate the clitoris or the penis and scrotum.

Using sex toys if you have a disability will offer you independence from a sexual partner which will give you autonomy so you are able to do things for yourself. Sex toys all have different functionalities to help people in a variety of different way, so you are able to choose an item based upon your own needs. It is important to approach anyone’s sexual lifestyle always with compassion and poise. Especially when you are buying something for yourself, you always need to remember that sex toys are there to enhance everyone’s lifestyle and to fulfill our own sexual desires in our personal time.

Clearly when taking into consideration all that is mentioned above it’s no wonder choosing the right toy for your needs can be very difficult. More so when you consider the limitations of on-line shopping – the photos and descriptions can be misleading and by the time you’ve realized your error it can be impossible or extremely difficult to return your item. If attending a store is out of your means then don’t hesitate to shoot a website questions – in most cases they’ll be happy to help you and if they don’t respond then clearly they aren’t looking out for the consumers best interests and you should move on to another website. Generally a store that describes themselves as being sex positive will be looking out for your interests, so where possible, have a look at those websites.

Disabled enjoy sex toys

In New South Wales, Australia regulations generally stipulate that Adult Lifestyle Centers be on the second floor – making it very difficult if not impossible for differently abled persons to attend. (If you’re not in NSW then check your local regulations).  There are some exceptions to this, and one example of this exception is an adult shop in Sydney that caters for the disabled and wheelchair bound.  The Adult Lifestyle Centre situated at 12 Production Avenue, Kogarah is set up on the ground floor with over 400 square metres of retail space.  With the disabled in mind the proprietors have ensured that there are wide aisles that will easily allow wheelchair access and travel.  The shelving and products in the aisle are all within easy reach.  Wheelchair ramp has been added on the street for easy travel up and down the gutter if required for vehicular access.

If Kogarah is too far ring a couple of your local stores and some outside of your area to see if they have disabled access – it will be to your benefit if you can attend a store in order to receive in depth information about the toys as well as examining them to determine if they suit your individual requirements (Just make sure the store is using gloves when handling toys), is the weight suitable, is holding the toy limiting in any way, does it reach where you need it to or is it too cumbersome to use? Attending the store allows you to get instant access to information and the staff members expertise on the products that they sell.

Above all else, when looking for a sexual aide – It is a lot easier to negotiate through the mine field of products when you have a clear idea of exactly what you want and need from the toy and never hesitate to ask questions you need to in an environment in which you feel safe.

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