Attraction

Relationships

Attraction

Image from The Big Draw 2009
Image from The Big Draw 2009

An SCI doesn’t mean that a close bond between two people cannot continue to be loving and intimate whatever the level of SCI.

It is natural for a couple to feel anxious about the emotional and physical changes to their relationship because of the injury. 

However, in a secure and loving relationship, the feelings that two people have for each other are not based purely on physical attraction, but also on personality, shared experiences, feelings of self-worth generated by each other, self-esteem and mutual trust and affection.

Wanting to show love for that person can be expressed by touching, caressing and kissing and doesn’t always have to include sexual intercourse.