Dylan Alcott has opened up about his love life in a revealing chat with fellow wheelchair champion Kurt Fearnley.
Speaking to Fearnley on the ABC program ‘One Plus One’ on Thursday, the six-time Australian Open champion and three-time Olympic gold medallist lifted the lid on his relationship with sexologist Chantelle Otten.
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The 29-year-old said every man should be envious of him, not afraid to brag about his sex life.
“I mean, look at me — I’ve, out of nowhere, got the best-looking, amazingly talented girlfriend who is a doctor of sex — that’s her job,” Alcott said.
“I mean, am I not the envy of every human in the world?”
Alcott and Otten have been dating for about a year, with the wheelchair tennis champion revealing they got in touch through social media.
“She talks about sex and disability and I talked about that in the book (‘Able’),” Alcott said.
“She called it breadcrumbing, she put up a little thing on her Instagram saying, ‘Dylan Alcott talks about sex and disability!’
“I replied and said, ‘Where did you go?’
“She was overseas and we didn’t see each other for a while but as soon as we caught up, I’m not going to lie, I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and she says the same thing.”
Alcott also had a message for those wondering about how their relationship works considering he’s confined to a wheelchair, saying there needs to be a change in the way people with disabilities are perceived.
“I was in Thailand with my first girlfriend, Chelsea, and this guy was hitting on her, and he tried to kiss her,” he said.
“And he was like, ‘Oh, I thought that was just your sister or your carer’. Like, how could a guy in a wheelchair have a good-looking, able-bodied girlfriend?”
Chantelle Otten opens up on sex life
Otten, who describes herself as a “psycho-sexologist who is passionate about empowering people to feel great about their sexual health, self-esteem, communication and education,” previously opened up about her sex life with Alcott.
“I’ve never felt butterflies like that before. Wow, I was so nervous (before the first time), but so excited at the same time to see how it would work, what was going to be different,” she said on the ‘ListenABLE’ podcast earlier this year.
“You (Alcott), luckily, have a really erotic mind like my own, so we’ve been able to work on that really well together.
“This is the healthiest and most pleasurable sex that I’ve ever had, because it is just so expansive, and it is so erotic, and it is so much beyond the mainstream view of what sexuality is supposed to be.”
Alcott is fast becoming one of Australia’s favourite athletes and media personalities.
As well as his six Australian Open titles he has won two US Opens, as well as Wimbledon and the French Open once.
He has two Olympic gold medals in wheelchair tennis and one in wheelchair basketball and won Best Newcomber at the 2019 Logie Awards.