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Man chopped in half by forklift is tired of people asking about his sex life with wife

Emma Guinness

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Man chopped in half by forklift is tired of people asking about his sex life with wife

An inspirational young man whose life was forever changed when he was chopped in half by a forklift is tired of getting asked about his sex life.


Loren Schauer, 20, lost the entire lower half of his body including his genitalia in a devastating September 2019 accident that saw him crushed by a forklift after falling 50ft from a bridge.

His lower half was removed during a procedure known as a hemicorporectomy, which he bravely agreed to in order to save his life after he was crushed and had his forearm cut off in the accident.


Loren has defied the odds since then to live a full life, but despite overcoming so much adversity, he is still plagued with invasive questions about his sex life.

The 20-year-old from Great Falls, Montana, is married to Sabia Reiche, 23, who was his girlfriend prior to the accident, and now she is not only his wife, but his carer.

He told LADbible: "I proverbially had to 'take the boots off' and have Sabia put the boots on and become the man of the house and she's done that with ease.

"Most of our furniture has been put together by her, whilst she also does everything that takes physical work to get done.


"That’s definitely been the hardest part about our 'new life' - me having to give up being the hands on outdoorsy typical 'man' to being 'babied' in a way."

Loren's bodily functions are aided by a colostomy bag. Credit: SWNS
Loren's bodily functions are aided by a colostomy bag. Credit: SWNS

However, while the couple have adapted to their new circumstances and share how they've overcome the odds to inspire others on YouTube, they rightfully have their boundaries.

They tell us: "We try and be as open as possible with our followers on YouTube because each person benefits from learning about this or that, whether you know it or not.


"One of the only things we're tired [and] annoyed [about] or we won't talk about is just our sex life.

"We find it to be a very rude and invasive question. For absolutely no reason also. [It's] just a question that no one asks anyone."

Loren previously said that prior to having the lower half of his body removed, doctors did try to save his sperm to give him the option of having biological children down the line, but it sadly wasn't viable.

The couple before Loren's life-changing accident. Credit: SWNS
The couple before Loren's life-changing accident. Credit: SWNS

While the couple are generally happy to share their lives with strangers, Loren admits they did not plan to become known online.

He explained that Sabia posted a video of him sitting up independently for the first time since the accident to share the achievement with her cousin and friend.

However, it caught the eyes of countless strangers and 'we woke up the next morning with the video at like 15 million views.'

People naturally flooded the couple with questions and that's when they decided to share their whole story in a longer YouTube video.


Loren said this was also an 'instant hit' and people were 'asking us to please start documenting our lives and sharing it. So we began doing that.'

However, while the couple are happy to share videos with their fans, they said it is very much a hobby for them and simply do it for 'fun and what it does for others.'

If you'd like to keep up with Loren and Sabia's inspirational lives, you can follow the couple on YouTube.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Sex and Relationships

Emma Guinness
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