WHEELCHAIR tennis star Dylan Alcott and girlfriend Chantelle Otten have lifted the lid on their sex life to encourage people to talk more openly about disability and sexuality.
Otten, a sexologist, has been with Australian ace Alcott, 30 – also a wheelchair basketball star, radio host and motivational speaker – for two years.
Chantelle Otten has opened up about having the ‘best sex of her life’ with wheelchair tennis star Dylan AlcottCredit: Instagram
Alcott won the 2019 men’s wheelchair title at WimbledonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
And she told Stellar Magazine it’s ‘important’ people know she’s having the ‘best sex of her life’ to dispel the myth disabled people don’t have sex.
Otten, 29, said: “A lot of people think people with a disability don’t have sex.
“But I’m having the best sex of my life and it’s important for me to say that.
“There are people out there who might have a crush on someone with a disability but aren’t confident to ask questions about it.
“They need to know that these sex lives are important and erotic and achievable, and they can build a life together.
“Dylan and I are quite private but it’s important to get the word out.
“For me, working with people and having them know I’m in a relationship with someone with a disability is great.”
Alcott was born with a tumour on his spine, and despite it being cut out, he was left paraplegic.
And now he revealed he hopes to change people’s attitudes towards disability and sexuality having himself struggled to understand it as a teenager.
Alcott said: “So many of the 4.4 million people in Australia with a disability struggle with dating and sex.
“I know that when I was a teenager I wondered, ‘Can I do it?’ and ‘How do I do it?’
“I questioned whether anyone would love me because I’m in a wheelchair.
“I want to change the misconception that (disabled) people can’t have sex or be in relationships or fall in love.
“The only way to destigmatise it is to talk about it.”
Alcott and Otten met after she attended one of his book readings, before going public with their relationship last year.
Since then, Otten has been seen at a number of Alcott’s tournaments, including his Wimbledon title in 2019.
Otten recently took to Instagram to wish the ‘love of her life’ a happy 30th birthday.
In a loved-up post, she wrote: “Happy dirty 30 to the love of my life!!!
“You are the best human. You make everyday the best day. How lucky I am to have found you.
“Never ending laughs and happiness and strength. You deserve it all.”
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