Sexual Problems and Attitudes Toward the Sexuality of Persons With and Without Disabilities in Thailand

Abstract

The purposes of this descriptive study are to survey and compare the following criteria: estimated prevalence of sexual problems, the development of love, and attitudes toward sexuality between persons with and without disabilities. The sample was 25 persons with disabilities and 76 persons without disabilities. The questionnaires consisted of 35 questions and were distributed to the sample. Research results showed that sexual problems occurred in 36% of persons with disabilities and in 12% of persons without. Both samples were not significantly different as to the kinds of love they want. In contrast, both samples are significantly different in their consideration for selecting lovers. Most attitudes toward sexuality between persons with and without disabilities were not significantly different. This is a good sign since it implies that there are more opportunities and possibilities for persons with and without disabilities to establish love, to form attachment, and to marry if sexual education and appropriate sexual communication are facilitated.

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Cheausuwantavee, T. Sexual Problems and Attitudes Toward the Sexuality of Persons With and Without Disabilities in Thailand. Sexuality and Disability 20, 125–134 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1019830411534

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  • sexuality
  • attitude
  • disability
  • Thailand