Experience of the sexuality by people with spinal cord injury


  • Karenine Maria Holanda Cavalcante
  • Zuíla Maria de Figueiredo Carvalho
  • Islene Victor Barbosa
  • Gyselle Agostinho Rolim


Sex, Reproduction, Spinal cord injury, Nursing.


This study aims at understanding the experience of sexuality by people with spinal cord injury. 10 people with spinal cord injury participated in this study. They were men and women, with paraplegia and tetraplegia. The data were collected by domiciliary visit, using a half-structuralized interview. The data were organized according to the steps of analyzing content of Bardin. The results show that the most appropriate method among the men interviewed for the acquisition of a satisfactory erection is the oral or injectable use of medicine. Among the women, the better technique related for their benefit in the sexual relation was the use of a lubricant. The researched people mentioned some positions that facilitate the sexual performance. It is noticeable that it is basic for the satisfaction of sexuality as a human necessity, that these people have access to knowledge and the use of appropriate techniques.




How to Cite

Cavalcante, K. M. H., Carvalho, Z. M. de F., Barbosa, I. V., & Rolim, G. A. (2008). Experience of the sexuality by people with spinal cord injury. Rev Rene, 9(1). Retrieved from http://www.periodicos.ufc.br/rene/article/view/4973



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