Sex and Amputee
The IntimateRider and RiderMate will provide balance and support so you and your partner can share intimate and stress free movements and positions regarding sex and amputee..
How does the IntimateRider work?
The magic is the combination of seat height, seat depth and the geometry of the gliding action. It was designed by a C6-C7 quadriplegic with limited arm movement and no trunk or leg muscle control. If you can brace your arm against your leg, your partner’s body or something next to you, the IntimateRider will move with very little pushing effort causing your pelvis to move for easy thrusting. It’s important to position your legs so they bend at the knees and your partner’s body helps keep them stable.
Is it stable?
It is very stable once you are in the unit it was designed to be very difficult to tip over. You must be careful during the transfer because it is a short seat.
If you have undergone amputation there may be several emotions you go through such as anxiety, sadness and depression. Amputation can affect every aspect of your life and it takes time to adjust to the changes that will take place.
Is it easy to transfer onto the IntimateRider?
If you can transfer in and out of a car or on and off a standard height toilet seat you should be able to transfer on and off to the IntimateRider. It helps to position the unit close to the bed or something you can use for support if you need to. The seat is short so you will want to take it slow. We have many quadriplegics who can transfer by themselves who use it with ease
I am concerned about pressure sores. What would you suggest? Everything in moderation. We would not advise spending hours on the IntimateRider. You should not use the IntimateRider if you have a pressure sore as this may irritate it more. If your bottom is healthy and you are using a Rider Cushion you should have no problem. We advise using it for only a few minutes the first few times and then inspect to see if you are experiencing any redness or discomfort and discontinue use is there is a problem.
Your body image may suffer after amputation so you may not feel at sexual as you once had. Sexuality always begins with you. Here are some things you can do:
- Focus only on the sensations of pleasure that you feel at the moment. Do not keep thinking about how you want to perform.
- Alternate between focusing on your partner’s pleasure and your own sensations.
- IntimateRider™ can help you with balance issues you may be having during sex. It will provide you with an easy, smooth motion that you may not have had. So be open and experiment with different positioning that will work for both of you.
Make sure and talk with your partner about how your changed body looks, feels and works.
Amputees Colilition of America (.pdf)