Man Who Lost Movement in His Entire Body Feels He Is Missing Out On Relationships and Sex by L. Thomson
I hope this guy realizes he’s not alone. I’m still single into middle age in spite of having wanted to be married, and I do not have any physical health issues that prevented me from marrying.
I am also still celibate. I was waiting until I got married to have sex, but I never married, which is largely due to religious convictions (I refer to being sexually abstinent), but I have other reasons as to why I am celibate.
Sometimes, life does not turn out the way we planned, expected, or hoped.
I think very few people have lives that are more difficult than what this guy is enduring.
Rhys Bowler lives with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – a severe, progressive, muscle-wasting disease that leads to difficulties with movement and, eventually, premature death.
As a result, he cannot move his body and uses solely his thumb to drive his wheelchair.
The 34-year-old lives on his own in Wales and has carers that come and help him throughout the day.
He also has a computer that controls everything in his flat and helps him communicate through messages and emails.
During lockdown Rhys started writing a diary about his feelings and worries, including the things he believes he is missing out on, such as relationships and sex – something he says was difficult for him even before the pandemic.