“Just put me in a wheelchair, get me to the show. Hurry hurry hurry, before I go loco… I wanna be sedated.”

– Ramones


Abasiophilia is a sexual attraction to people with impaired mobility, especially people in wheelchairs, crutches, and people who use orthopedic appliances. However, the person who is mobility challenged does not have to be truly disabled. There are many people who have this fetish that role play as being disabled.

The sexy side of wheelchairs

Healthy people who pretend to be confined to a wheelchair are often participating in a variety of possible fantasies. One might be the fantasy of overcoming the wheelchair and standing and walking. It could be the idea that you are not in control of your own body and someone has their way with you. Abasiophilia is not just an attraction to pretension or roleplay but also to people who are truly mobility challenged. Part of the attraction can be the power play of knowing that person is dependent on you. It can fall into medical fantasies of the naughty nurse as well. Some people who had times in their life where they were confined by a wheelchair, crutches, or other orthopedic devices, can be tapping into the sexual power of feeling completely under another person’s control.

Abasiophilia and feeling sexy

Though not everyone who is mobility challenged is excited to meet someone who has a fetish for people who are mobility challenged, for those that welcome it, it is a way to feel sexy. One issue that a lot of mobility challenged people have is reclaiming their sexuality. Just because someone is mobility challenged does not mean their sex drive or sexual interest goes away, but it is not uncommon for people to stop seeing them as sexual beings. There is a lot of misunderstanding about the sex lives of mobility challenged people. For people with abasiophilia, it can be a celebration of the sexuality and sensuality of the mobility challenged.

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