If something makes you uncomfortable, scared or threatened, you could be experiencing the warning signs of an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Pregnant and parenting teens are at a higher risk of experiencing physical abuse. “Sex and disability, disability and sex; the two words may seem incompatible,” Michael A.Rembis wrote in his 2009 paper on the social model of disabled sexuality.Though roughly 15% of adults around the world (that’s nearly one billion people), and over 20 million adults in the U. between the ages of 18 and 64 have a disability, when it comes to disability and sex, there’s a disconnect.
Even if your relationship is casual or you’ve only hooked up once, you can still experience abuse. You can chat with one of our advocates at any time of the day just by clicking the chat button, text us by sending “loveis” (capitalization does not matter) to 22522 or call us at 1-866-331-9474. So feel free to contact us anytime and know that we’ll keep our conversations completely confidential.Even if you are “hooking up,” your partner should not be disrespectful or controlling.You should be able to communicate your feelings without being afraid of negative consequences or abuse.At loveisrespect, we focus on dating relationships, but the information on this website is helpful for all kinds of relationships!Yes, holding a grudge against your partner is unhealthy, not only for your relationship but also for you.People with disabilities often have rich and satisfying sex lives.So why are they frequently treated as though they are incapable of having sexual needs and desires, and are excluded from sexual health education curriculum?At loveisrespect, we get all kinds of questions about dating. If you have questions of your own or need more information, you can always chat with a trained peer advocate!“Dating” means different things to different people, particularly across generations.Dating someone your family doesn’t like can be really hard.It may cause conflict that makes you feel like you can’t be honest or even near the people you love.