Someone said :
many would guided by questioning if it would affect their 'own' quality of life. as human beings we are not always as understanding as we may think we are - and any 'percieved' compromise to our own quality of life can lead to selfishness. we had it with religions in the past where 'marrying a person of different religious persuasion' could have compromised quality of life.
so just proves - we are human - and some will have no problems dating a person who may be seen as being different - others will.
A very honest answer.
That is what I see to be the case.
It all depends on the person. The book I referred to earlier in the thread, I can't remember the title, stated that on average disabled people tended not to have a regular sex life due to various factors.
Rather then copying and pasting the whole article, Here is a selected paragraph.
sex and disability are rarely discussed in the same sentence. As a result more than 50% of disabled people do not have any form of a regular sex life.
Today's, and past societies, tend to believe that persons with intellectual and/or physical disabilities should be non sexual.
Culture has tended to set various rules and ideas on how people should look and act. A person with a disability of some kind may tend to feel unattractive, or even less worthy of sexual partnership or relations, because they think that they can't live up to the idealized image today's society has set. If the disability happened later on in their life, the person may recall how they used to look and feel very unattractive by comparison to who they once were.
Due to the lack of most societies knowledge and sexual education, the disabled person's chances of meeting a potential sexual partner are greatly reduced. However if sex and disabilities was to be discussed more openly in our society today, then people would be much more educated about the topic.
Sexual ignorance is an enormous hurdle for most of us when we are trying to figure ourselves out sexually. Our situations are made a lot worse when we are denied access to the little bit of sex education most able bodied people receive. In a great deal of cases, sex education is being withheld from many persons with disabilities on the assumption that the individual 'won't need it'.
Persons who are intellectually or physically disabled, either from birth or through an accident or onset of disease later on in their life, may find it very difficult to express their own sexuality in satisfying ways.
Read more: http://www.disabled-world.com/communication/disabled-dating/disab etc ...