DALLAS — Dallas Novelty today introduced disabled reality TLC channel star Rachelle Chapman as its new spokesperson.
“We are excited to announce the addition of reality TV star Rachelle Chapman to the Dallas Novelty team,” said Nick Mahler, Dallas Novelty's marketing director. “She has openly talked about having a healthy sex life and has a child even though she is wheelchair bound due to a tragic accident that left her paralyzed at her bachelorette party.
"Our company has been focusing on helping our disabled and aging customers who still want intimate pleasure in their lives but need to do things differently than able-bodied customers.
“Since this niche part of the pleasure business is growing larger every year, I think Rachelle will show more people that even though they might have mobility issues you can still have steamy, pleasure sessions solo or with a partner,” he added. “Dallas Novelty has special categories that give customers more choices in sex toys and accessories.”
Chapman is known to many as “the Paralyzed Bride." Weeks before her wedding, four of Chapman’s friends threw her a bachelorette party. At the end of the night, the group took a moonlight swim. One of her friends playfully pushed her into the water, two feet too far from the deep end. She broke her neck and was paralyzed from the chest down, leaving her never to walk again.
“When I first had my spinal cord injury, I wondered how I would have sex and what that would mean for my relationship,” Chapman said. “I quickly learned that even though my sex life would be different it would very much still exist.
“Sex and intimacy is an important part of my identity as a woman and once I discovered my sexuality I felt secure and confident,” she added. “Many people don't realize that people with disabilities can be intimate and sexy and that needs to change. Dallas Novelty acknowledges the sexual needs of people with disabilities and that means a lot to people like me.”
Chapman’s duties will include media interviews on sex and disability, and she will be reviewing the latest products that ring her and her husband’s bells.
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