Sex after Spinal Cord Injury


"Men with Spinal Cord Injury report a higher level of sexual desire and satisfaction when using the IntimateRider."


How does the IntimateRider work?

Sex after spinal cord injury is easily attainable with the IntimateRider.

The magic is the combination of seat height, seat depth and the geometry of the gliding action. Sex after Spinal Cord Injury will be better than you ever dreamed possible. The IntimateRider  was designed by a C6-C7 quadriplegic with limited arm movement and no trunk or leg muscle control in order to provide great sex after spinal cord injury.  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 during sex after spinal cord injury. 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.

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 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 and have discovered a life of great sex after spinal cord injury.

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. Sex after spinal cord injury should not be painful!


Will I get abrasions if I use this?

With normal use you should not get abrasions because your bottom should not be sliding because your back is supported. It is the bearings and the gliding action doing the work during sex after spinal cord injury.  You would have to be extremely aggressive to experience any abrasions.

I am a quadriplegic.  Will I be able to use it?

It depends on your level of injury and your ability to transfer. Some arm movement is necessary to stabilize your self and to get into motion for sex after spinal cord injury.

“The IntimateRider has opened doors to new physical ability for me and allows me to do the movement.  It has been fun trying new things.”-Brian, T4 para