Part deaf dating the hearing people
Woman B: My current partner and I tend to speak or sign beforehand about what we like/don't like.If it's in the act, I'll usually just say "nope." There's really no need to articulate why it isn't working right in the moment, since it kills the mood.I don't use Deaf with a capital D because those who use Deaf with a capital D are part of a specific community, with sign language as their primarily means of communication.I'm deaf with a lower case d because I can't hear without the use of cochlear implants, but I never learned sign language and don't have much of a desire to.I don't think my hearing impairment gives me any added benefits. Woman B: The challenges come about when you meet someone with an unwillingness to sign or be a part of the conversation.
By the time I was 18 months old, I was declared profoundly deaf, meaning I cannot hear anything.
In this week's Sex Talk Realness, spoke with three women who are deaf to find out what it's really like to date as someone who is differently abled. Now, I have started to refer to myself as deaf because I no longer think it's such a bad thing.
Woman A: In the past, I liked "hearing impaired" or "hard of hearing." I didn't like to refer to myself as being deaf because to me, being deaf meant I had absolutely no hearing.
We're people with the same needs, wants, desires, and interests as anyone else.
Woman B: That we're super-loud in bed and uneducated about sex.