Sex with a spinal cord injury
The definition above is not usually what most people think of when they think of sex. And, especially when people have experienced a spinal cord injury (SCI). The definition above is not usually what most people think of when they think of sex. And especially when people have experienced a spinal cord injury (SCI). Potential for sexual response based on spinal cord injury. For men, the In general, frequency of sexual activity and intercourse declines after spinal cord injury. Your sexual response will depend on the location and severity of your spinal cord injury (SCI). You will need to make changes, but you can still have a fulfilling sex life. You may be able to have an erection but unable to keep it long enough for sexual activity. This is called erectile dysfunction (ED). These videos were made possible through funding from our sponsors: This video project was created through a grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and support from community partners to provide more educational resources about sex, sexuality and intimacy after spinal cord injury. Using Your Brain. Having sex after spinal cord injury is a lot like having sex for the first time all over again. People who approach sex with an open mind and a willingness to experiment to find out what works and doesn’t work after their injury tend to have the most success and reported satisfaction.