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Sex, Wheels & Relationships Issue

Couples We Love

Four couples speak candidly about their relationships in and out of the bedroom. Also, a book about “inter-abled” relationships, keeping a medical secret from every person you’ve loved and the latest adaptive sex toys.

February 2018

2017 PEOPLE OF THE YEAR: Yannick Benjamin & Alex ElegudinYannick Benjamin & Alex Elegudin

People of the Year

In recognition of their contributions to the disability community, we are proud to honor Alex Elegudin and Yannick Benjamin as our 2017 New Mobility People of the Year.

January 2018

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Flying the Unfriendly Skies

Today more wheelchair users are taking to the skies than ever, but outdated laws and training of airline staff haven’t caught up to that reality yet.

December 2017

Consumer Guide of disability products and services

2018 Consumer Guide

Adaptive products and adaptive lifestyles go hand in hand. Our annual Consumer Guide shows you the tech — and the techniques — for living fully on wheels.

November 2017

Independence: A Quad’s Definition

There’s more to independence than simply being able to do everything for yourself. We asked a handful of quads with caregivers how they define independence and how their definitions have changed since they were injured.

October 2017

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Quad Photography

Now that so many people have access to smart phones with decent cameras built in, the art of photography is approachable as never before. Four quadriplegic photographers tell us which adaptations and tricks of the trade work for them.

September 2017

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Journey to the Far Side of Tomorrow, Part One

A pressure sore has unexpectedly thrown our editor into the world of flap surgery.

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Wanted: Wheelchair Footplate Height Hack

Have you hacked your wheelchair's footplate height? If so, we'd like to hear from you.

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Please Ignore My GoFundMe Request

Please ignore my GoFundMe request. I’m sorry you had to read this.

  • United Spinal hurricane relief

Dealing With One of the Deadliest Hurricane Seasons

Cindy Otis reports on United Spinal’s relief efforts for those with disabilities.

  • Christiaan Otter Bailey

History of an Otter as Told (Mostly) by Himself

Curious about the nickname of this world-class adaptive surfer/skater ? His humanitarian work may be an even better story.

  • Reveca Torres

Artists and Writers Wanted

What if I told you there’s a resort that honors artists and writers with free vacations and studio space and preference is given to those with SCI?

Passage of H.R. 620 Sparks Outrage in Disability Community

The House passed H.R. 620, which disability groups say guts the ADA

  • John Callahan

“Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” to hit Theaters This Spring

The film based on the memoir of cartoonist John Callahan premiered at Sundance in January.

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NYC’s Accessible Dispatch Program Expands City-Wide

Now wheelchair users can hail a taxi via the Accessible Dispatch Program in all of NYC's boroughs.

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Making Ultralights Even Lighter

Reducing the weight of a manual wheelchair isn’t just about numbers. It’s about practical impacts on our everyday lives.

  • Nondisabled Jake Gyllenhaal plays double amp Jeff Bauman in Stronger.

Film and TV: Getting Us in the Picture

Even with the real Jeff Bauman giving him cripple tips, Gyllenhaal doesn’t ‘know’ what it means to be a double amp.

  • Marcela Turnage

ReWalker/Travel Diva Marcela Turnage

Marcela's become one of the faces of the ReWalk exoskeleton and has enjoyed a wild ride around the world.

Other Recent Articles

Sex Toy Roundup

There are a growing number of sexual enhancement devices that are easier to use for every body (and everybody) and adapt to your individual needs and preferences. Here’s a look at a few.

Relationship Baggage: Dating With a Colostomy

I was so in love, and yet so afraid that if he knew the truth, it would be the end of us. But hiding it brought about what I most feared.

In Sickness and In Health

An excerpt from Ben Mattlin's new book digs into the dynamics of “inter-abled” relationships.

United Spinal Webinar: Sexual Sustainability After Spinal Cord Injury

Dr. Marcalee Sipski Alexander wrote the e-book on sexuality and SCI — literally. Her desire to share her knowledge directly with those who will most benefit from it is also why she is presenting a free webinar for United Spinal Association.

Grounding Explained

Most gardeners and beach bums agree nature has a restorative effect. But what if being in direct physical contact with the earth actually makes us healthier?