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Sex and Disability ; Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

Posted May 12, 2014 by Kimani in Reviews

Awkward Question: “I have a disability (Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy), but I need to spice up my sex life with the hubby.

How can a woman with a disability and who isn’t interested in sex toys spice up her sex life?”

Honestly, not everyone looks at sex toys as the ultimate indulgence or answer to their sexual problems. The truth is, they are not. Toys are used as aides in sexual exploration and enjoyment, and cannot always solve a problem. In this instance, we have to look deeper at the issue to find a real and practical solution.

What Is Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy? 

LGMD is actually a group of disorders that affect the voluntary muscles, primarily those around the hips and shoulders.

The girdle term refers to the shoulder girdle; the bony structure surrounding the shoulder area. The bony structure around the hip area is called the “pelvic girdle.” Collectively they are called limb girdle, and the muscles connected to the limb girdles are primarily affected by this type of dystrophy.

What Are the Symptoms of Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy?
LGMD, like other muscular dystrophies, is primarily a disorder of voluntary muscles. These are the muscles you use to move the limbs, neck, trunk and other parts of the body that are under voluntary control. Over time, muscle weakness and atrophy can lead to limited mobility and an inability to raise the arms above the shoulders.

 LGMD can happen at any age.

LGMD and Sexual Performance

Due to the constant changes that this disorder may bring, individuals can encounter difficulty enjoying sexual activity. While I continue to research trends in LGMD research,  I have come up with a list of suggestions that may return sex to a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Adore Swing

1. The Adore Swing

This love swing provides leverage to the wearer, which allows for free-flowing movements.  One of the signature effects of LG is weakness of muscles. Using the harness as an aide means that muscle weakness will not hinder sex. When placed in the correct location, the individual can open and raise his/her legs at a variety of angles. Mounting and dismounting are so easy, most individuals can do it alone.

Adore Swing – Features and Benefits: 

  • Two heavy duty adjustable harnesses
  • Each harness has two loops to fit arms and thighs
  • Two acrylic tubes
  • Each tube is draped over the top of the door before it’s shut (and locked)
  • 300 lb. weight limit
  • Free blindfold
  • Transforms door into a love swing
  • No permanent hardware required
  • Adjustable
  • Makes it easier to access and target specific areas during lovemaking
  • Fluid positions encourage lovemaking to last longer, and feel better
  • Easy to use – drape over door and enjoy


Adore Swing WS

Find the Adore Swing Here


Love Furniture Sex

Love Furniture

2. Love Furniture 

This is a new(er) concept in the world of intimacy, but may prove to be effective when solving the issue of sex. Love furniture allows both partners to comfortably position themselves in various sexual poses, without being suspended in the air. Some pieces don’t even require any limbs being in the air, which eventually may be helpful as degeneration progresses.

3. Adult Toys

I understand that toys are not something that everyone is comfortable with, however if degeneration of the muscles progresses it may be a great solution. A common stigma with adult toys is that they are for “freaks” or sexual deviants, which is far from the truth. People from all walks of life enjoy toys and enrich their sex lives with them.

My suggestion is to start off easy. A simple lube and vibrator can make missionary style far more exciting than you’ve ever experienced. An example of a  toy we consider to be a “marriage aide” would be the Progressor. It is a bullet vibrator with a c-ring (cock ring) addition. The vibration of the c-ring allows both partners to enjoy simultaneously, while removing it creates an entirely different toy.

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“Take your lovemaking to the next level with this ultra-powerful, hi-tech vibrating c-ring. Slip over an erection to experience six extraordinary levels of vibration, pulsation, and escalation. The super-stretchy jelly ring hugs the penis with amazing sensuousness, and the nub-studded pouch transmits pleasure for her.”

Progressor Bullet and C-Ring

Progressor Bullet and C-Ring

I always suggest starting off with a mild toy and a great lubricant. There is no need to overwhelm yourself; on the quest to sexual liberation there will be plenty of rest stops. Disabilities do not have to hinder sex or sexual gratification. As long as the individual(s) understand that finding pleasure starts with exploration. Unless you taste a fruit, you will never know whether it is something you like or not. Don’t be afraid to branch out and try new things. The worst that can happen is a lesson learned.

As always, I am available to answer questions at any time –


About the Author


A NY transplant in Florida, Kimani has taken on the task of educating the world on sexual health and education. The Mount Vernon native has seen AIDS and HIV spread through her community like wildfire, and hopes to cease the transmission of these and other diseases one person at a time. If you know better, you're inclined to do better.

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