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    Anyone seen the new issue yet? I got it in the mail -- it said "sex, wheels and relationships" and I was all excited. Then I opened it and saw that out of five or six couples they write about, zero were disabled female/able-bodied male. Every single one was the other way around. And they also had an article about physical sexual pleasure -- all from/for the male perspective (I can't believe how much literature there is out there concerning erections, relative to the one that talkabout female dis sexuality). I was a little crushed. I don't consider NM to be "the" mag for chair users, but still. I mean, in all that magazine space, you couldn't include *one* disabled female??

    I wonder if it has something to do with how society views women in general: we are pressured to be body-perfect, so perhaps the idea of a female gimp having sex is more unappealing. I know that many male gimps will only date able-bodied women. And women's sexuality in general is not given as much attention and importance as men's; I'm sure that some of this attitude creeps into the disabled community.

    I myself have found literature here and there that deals with women's sexuality post-disability, so it is not necessarily new information I'm looking for, but simple representation. I have found some, but in no where near the same amounts as I have seen about male sexuality post-disability.

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    didn't get my copy yet
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    • #3
      That's pretty lame. You should write them with what you've posted here. Most SCIs are male, but even if NM was just SCI and not all mobility disabilities, there's no excuse for not including articles about female sexuality in an issue devoted to "Sex, Wheels and Relationships". Lame, lame, lame.

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      • #4
        that is why I don't subscribe to that magazine lol.

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        • #5
          still waiting on my copy...........how'd you get yours so quick? as their website shows the old edition?
          Get involved in politics as if your life depended on it, because it does. -- Justin Dart

          I shall not tolerate ignorance or hate speech on this site.

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          • #6
            Agree with Laurielou. I'm letting my subscription lapse because I find the content does not speak to me. I was suprised to receive this issue and only skimmed it but found myself thinking the same thing.
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            • #7
              I let my lapse a few months ago, as I wasn;t finding enough of interest as well,
              T7-8 since Feb 2005

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              • #8
                I use to get new mobility years ago and let it lapse but subscribed again last year again I let the subscription run out.
                A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. ~Winston Churchill

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                • #9
                  maybe it was something innocent like that the writer couldnt find a female willing to discuss sex for the story. Be interesting to hear what they say if you let them know how you feel
                  "The impossible is just that which hasn't been done yet.Impossible is nothing"

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                  • #10
                    i agree. i think it is partially bc 80% of the sci population is male. i have some articles on my swite, see http://www.mobilewomen.org/mobilesex.phpc (main articles and more under "articles".
                    what aspects are you guys interested in?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by WLC View Post
                      i agree. i think it is partially bc 80% of the sci population is male.
                      True, but New Mobility isn't just geared toward the SCI community. I think this is a case of the boys' club ignoring women's issues because of self-absorbed attitudes.

                      Thumbs up for posting the links!

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                      • #12
                        no problem.
                        we will have to change that!
                        please post specific areas of interest, everyone.

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                        • #13
                          i just read the issue, i thought it was great. heck i remember when ellen stohl[i think] was on the cover nude and pregnant, there werent many sci guys w/ ab chicks in that one.

                          the main couple, their story was kind of tough. basically a sexless marriage, that is tough. sexuality is a huge part of a relationship and marriage. i would like to see a followup on that one in a few years. hope it works out.

                          also, the cover was awesome, beautifully done.

                          GREAT ISSUE.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by fuentejps View Post
                            i just read the issue, i thought it was great. heck i remember when ellen stohl[i think] was on the cover nude and pregnant, there werent many sci guys w/ ab chicks in that one.

                            the main couple, their story was kind of tough. basically a sexless marriage, that is tough. sexuality is a huge part of a relationship and marriage. i would like to see a followup on that one in a few years. hope it works out.

                            also, the cover was awesome, beautifully done.

                            GREAT ISSUE.
                            I have to agree with this, It truly did speak of alot of the problems I have, I gave it to my wife last night to read. Maybe the next issue will speak of the problem of the female side, I truly do see where you ladies are coming from!

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                            • #15
                              Finally got it. read it. "They" don't it. I wrote the editor. I suggest if you subscribe you let them know.

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                              a woman in love
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