Sexuality and disability refers to the sexual behaviour and practices of people with a disability (PWD). Physical disabilities such as a spinal cord injury may change the sexual functioning of a person. However, the disabled person may enjoy sex with the help of sex toys and physical aids (such as bed modifications), by finding suitable sex positions.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence is sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity.A penile erection is the hydraulic effect of blood entering and being retained in sponge-like bodies within the penis. The process is often initiated as a result of sexual arousal, when signals are transmitted from the brain tonerves in the penis.The most important organic causes are cardiovascular disease and diabetes, neurological problems (for example, trauma fromprostatectomy surgery), hormonal insufficiencies (hypogonadism) and drug side effects.