In the movie "Coming Home," Sally Hyde, an able-bodied married woman, falls in love with Luke Martin, a wounded Vietnam veteran who uses a wheelchair. Their developing romance illustrates some of the challenges that occur with dating a man in a wheelchair. These challenges go beyond the logistical issues of access, and often touch nearly every aspect of the dating relationship. Disabled men traditionally have a higher unemployment rate than able-bodied men, and those men who are employed often work in less prestigious positions with lower pay, according the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation.
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Attraction to disability is a sexualised interest in the appearance, sensation and experience of disability. Sexologically , the pathological end of the attraction tends to be classified as a paraphilia. Until the s, it tended to be described mostly as acrotomophilia , at the expense of other disabilities, or of the wish by some to pretend or acquire disability. Bruno systematised the attraction as factitious disability disorder.
Tabitha Estrellado maneuvers her wheelchair to greet friends at Blackthorn 51, a rock club in Queens, N. Wendy Lu. By Wendy Lu. Sometimes when Tabitha Estrellado meets a man, he will extend a hand and expect her to shake it. Estrellado, 32, has muscular dystrophy, a chronic disease in which muscles weaken and waste over time until they no longer work at all.
The world of disability and dating is being examined in new series The Undateables. But what are some of the dating complexities that disabled people face, asks Damon Rose. It goes without saying that you can't lump all disabled people together when discussing this most personal of all subjects. The barriers to dating, and having a successful relationship, are different depending on your disability and circumstances.