Love Lounge – Disclosing My Prosthetic Whilst Travelling

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Hi love lounge,

I’m going travelling this summer with a group of girlfriends.  I’m so excited and can’t wait to get out there and see the world! All of us are single, and there’s been talk of us going out and meeting boys and having fun on nights out.  I have a below knee amputation on my right leg and wear a prosthetic, and sometimes have to use a crutch if it gets agitated.  I’ve never had a one night stand before (but really want to!) I guess I’m just looking for a bit of advice really please. How do I tell a guy I fancy about my leg if it isn’t noticeable? I don’t want to be dishonest but I also don’t want to spoil my chances of having fun!!

Thanks, Han.

 


 

Hi Han!

Your new adventures sound AMAZING. I totally get where you’re coming from: you want to be ‘you’ and have tonnes of fun at the same time.  How do you feel about wearing shorter dresses, for example? If it’s a good night and you’re feeling good about your leg, maybe it’s best to show it off and make sure any potential partner for the night sees all of you from the start? There’s then no awkward conversation starter of ‘just so you know…..’, and would you want to sleep with someone who wanted you to hide your leg anyway?!

Let me know what you think about being more ‘out there’ with your prosthetic leg.  If there’s a time to reinvent yourself, it’s when you’re travelling!

Have the BEST time, let me know how it goes!

Em

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