A man who broke his neck and became paralysed has found a new way to enjoy sex…learning to orgasm when a woman caresses his thumb.
Rafe Biggs, 43, from California, was left quadriplegic after breaking his neck when he fell from a roof.
He lost all sensation below the waist and feared he would never again be able to experience sexual pleasure.
But a year after the accident he experienced an orgasm when a girlfriend sucked and massaged his thumb.
Mr Biggs, who now regards his thumb as a “surrogate penis,” said: “I felt this build-up of energies and felt I was getting closer and closer to orgasm.
“When I did it…it was amazing. I never thought it would be possible, but massaging and sucking on my thumb, feels a lot like my penis used to feel…it’s really hot.”
Mr Biggs, who has launched a support group for people with disabilities to enjoy sex, now has regular sessions with sex therapist Lisa Skye Carl who said:
“What Rafe is experiencing is a ‘transfer orgasm’ – where another place on the body gives the same sensation. He has significant reduction in pain after a session.”
by John Jackson