Photo: A couple taking a selfie in front of his wheelchair; Copyright: panthermedia.net/ViewApart

Social experiment: Random strangers share thoughts on dating a wheelchair user

15/05/2017

PUSH Living, a magazine geared toward wheelchair users, conducted a social experiment after receiving a message from a subscriber regarding her friend’s insecurities that her disability would prevent her from dating again.
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Foto: Young woman in a wheelchair holding hands with her boyfriend who walks next to her with his bike in the other hand; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

January 2017: Love and relationship

03/01/2017

Human relations play an important role for many people. When it comes to love and relationships the specific ideas about it can differ a lot. People with disabilities are no exception in this case. What did they experience? How does online dating work for them? And what is life like as a lesbian woman with a disability? Get to know all this in our Topic of the Month January: Love and relationship.
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Photo: Kassandra Ruhm in a park; Copyright: private

"Inclusion means a disability no longer determines attractiveness"

03/01/2017

Kassandra Ruhm uses a wheelchair and lives openly as a lesbian. She wants to change narrow perceptions towards people with disabilities and inspire more and more people to challenge and rethink their biases. That’s why she is a committed disability rights activist and is very self-confident and open-minded about herself, her disability and the way she loves.
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Photo: Young man and young woman standing next to each other and their front heads touch, both in wheelchairs; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Vladimirs Poplavskis

Love and disability: Why are there so many prejudices?

03/01/2017

The notions and dreams of love and relationships are as varied as the people that have them. Yet people with disabilities are still far too often primarily defined by their disability. Their need for love and connection is often called into question – or even the right to have this need. That was the conclusion of a short survey conducted by REHACARE.com.
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Photo: Young woman in a wheelchair holding hands with her boyfriend who walks next to her with his bike in the other hand; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Love and relationship

03/01/2017

Human relations play an important role for many people. When it comes to love and relationships the specific ideas about it can differ a lot. People with disabilities are no exception in this case. What did they experience? How does online dating work for them? And what is life like as a lesbian woman with a disability? Get to know all this in our Topic of the Month January: Love and relationship.
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Love at first click: What are the choices for people with disabilities?

03/01/2017

People often say you meet your potential significant others at the workplace or in your circle of friends. And yet single dating services and apps likeLovooand Tinder have been booming for many years. There are also special available options for people with disabilities. But can you really find your dream guy or girl this way?
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"Right now, sexual assistance is not financially supported by the government"

02/11/2015

When persons with disabilities have relationships, they also want to physically express their love for each other. This is not possible for every couple without restrictions. Sexual assistants can be a solution. Katja and her boyfriend have chosen this alternative. REHACARE.com spoke with her about intimate moments and her open approach to this subject.
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