It’s not always easy to meet new people, which makes internet dating sites a popular option. If you’re thinking of this, it might be worth using websites that are members of the Online Dating Association (ODA). This means they’re signed up to a code of practice.
In addition to the general organisations, sites specifically for disabled people include:
- The Outsiders Club: ia social, peer support and dating club, run by and for socially and physically disabled people. Phone: 07074 993 527 or visit: www.outsiders.org.uk/outsidersclub
- Disability Match – is for UK disabled singles: www.disabilitymatch.co.uk
Enjoying your Sexual Relationship
Your SMA may make it more challenging to find positions which are comfortable. You may need to experiment with this and with different ways to enjoy a sexual relationship.
Disability Horizons - founded by two disabled guys in 2011, publishes articles on a wide variety of topics, all supporting the aim of a world where disabled people live exactly as they choose. They have more disability specific information on:
- relationships and sex:
- sex aids:
Enhance the UK - a user-led charity that offers disability awareness training as well as advice and information on sex and disability, including their Love Lounge where people can ask anonymous questions: www.enhancetheuk.org
Sex with a Difference - provides sex information for disabled people, carers and professionals: www.sexwithadifference.com
Spokz – has been recommended to SMA UK for sex aids: www.spokz.co.uk (search sex aid products)
The Mix - online guide to life for 16-25-year olds provides non-judgemental support and information on everything from sex, exam stress, debt and drugs: www.themix.org.uk