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How can a person affected by duchenne muscular dystrophy masturbate?

Hello I work for a sexual health education service. I have had a query from a young man who is 17 and has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He has very limited movement in his arms as they are severely contracted and he tires very easily. He is wanting to masturbate and has found information about potential sex aids, however he is physically unable to reach his penis and put them in place. Is there anything I can suggest to him? Thank you
Mon, 8 Feb 2016
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Hi,
Thanks for posting in HCM.
I understand your concern.
If a person with Duchnee Muscular Dystrophy is unable to reach his arms to masturbate, then it would be very difficult to do it on his own. He can do it with assistance of someone or with some props which can help him to contact with his genitals that can be further stimulated.
Kindly see what best can be done which would ease him to do the activity.
Hope the information provided would be helpful.
All the best.
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How can a person affected by duchenne muscular dystrophy masturbate?

Hi, Thanks for posting in HCM. I understand your concern. If a person with Duchnee Muscular Dystrophy is unable to reach his arms to masturbate, then it would be very difficult to do it on his own. He can do it with assistance of someone or with some props which can help him to contact with his genitals that can be further stimulated. Kindly see what best can be done which would ease him to do the activity. Hope the information provided would be helpful. All the best.