My husband has been a paraplegic for many years. We love each other very much, however, being Catholic, have some uneasy feelings about our intimate relationship.
We are not able to physically have intercourse due to his spinal cord injury. We “make love” in other ways to give love to each other, and bring us closer to each other. We both lament the fact that we cannot function as a normal married couple. We are both very saddened by the fact that our physical relationships cannot bring about new life. It is very difficult for us. We both would like to be blessed with a child of our own. If we could perform the act of sexual intercourse as nature intended it, we would most certainly be open to as many children as God would send us. This brings up my questions–#1) Would oral sex be permitted by the Church as a valid way for us to become a closer couple? Do we have any other choices? and #2) Would it be morally permissible for us to do Homologous Artificial Insemination?