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Thanks to her mother, who had always been open and positive about sex, Trace applied at Venus Envy when she was 22 and was hired.

As a swimmer, she’d gotten used to using tampons at an early age.

But accessing the world of dating and sex felt terrifying.

By 19, she’d fallen into a pattern of only making out with men when she was drunk.

In university, she would panic when someone showed interest in her at a bar.

In an episode of has featured characters with disabilities that range from a spinal cord injury to an amputated hand to dwarfism.

And in the fashion world, Jillian Mercado, a model with muscular dystrophy who uses an electric wheelchair, has appeared in campaigns for Diesel and Beyoncé.

In high school, Dixon wore her prosthetic leg under jeans every day to fit in, but it wasn’t until she was 15, and began competing in Paralympic competitions—where everyone was contending with some type of challenge—that she felt comfortable getting her flirt on.