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 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
Generally speaking cerebral palsy itself does not affect a person’s sexual desire or functioning level. It can however limit a person’s ability to use particular sexual positions, depending on the severity. This means you need to be more creative in how you satisfy you and your partner. What works for one person with CP may not work for another with CP.