This survey is for partners of those who identify as people with disabilities, disabled, differently able, or any such identify. Please click here for the survey for PWD. Please feel free to answer as many or as few questions as you’re ok with.
Name you’d like to be referred to in publications regarding survey:
Identities Regarding Dis/ability (examples: partner of ____ person with disability, disabled, differently able, etc):
Do you consider yourself and your partner to be sexually active? If not, will you please share some of the reasons for that (pain, lack of interest, lack of time, etc)?
How did you meet your partner(s)?
Did the topic of sex come up when you met? How was it brought up and what did that conversation look/sound like?
How do you define sex? Has this changed since you’ve been with your partner(s)?
Does sexuality need to be involve being sexually active? Please share some thoughts on this.
What turns you on?
How often do you masturbate/pleasure yourself?
How often do you participate in sexual activity with your partner(s)?
What have some of the challenges been of have a partner with a disability, if any?
What tricks or techniques have you discovered to make sex possible/easier/more satisfying (new positions, toys, conversations, different ways to experience sex, etc)?
What have been some of the attitudes and/or difficulties you’ve personally faced regarding sexuality dis/ability?
Have you changed any of your attitudes/thoughts/ideals, etc since you’ve been with your partner? If so, in what way?
What else would you like to share about your experiences with sexuality and dis/ability?
What questions should have been asked, but weren’t?
Would you be willing to answer any follow up questions (via email or phone)? If so, please provide your contact information here:
By filling out this survey, I grant permission to Shanna Katz M.Ed and her staff to use my answers to further develop an understanding of sexuality and dis/ability. My answers may be published either anonymously or using the name I provided above in academic papers, in a book celebrating people with disabilities as sexual beings, etc. If I have any questions, I can always write to Shanna at shannakatz at gmail dot com.
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Please send survey to:
315 S. Bracken Lane
Chandler, AZ 85224