Sexual Health Q&A

What are common sexual problems for women with spinal cord injury?

Women with spinal cord injury often see changes in orgasms.

Many women still feel sensations in their vagina and clitoris. But their orgasms might not be as intense as before and the orgasms might take more time and stimulation to achieve.

Some women feel a sexual response (called “phantom orgasms” or “paraorgasms”) when another part of the body is stimulated.

Women with more severe injuries may not be able to reach orgasm at all. However, by communicating and sharing physical intimacy with their partners, they can still enjoy sex.