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.
Even after break-up, separation and divorce, 97% believe you can fall in love at any age.
There's never really a point when I asked myself, "Will my lack of hearing impact this experience?
" Sex is about what you communicate with your partner.
The differences have come out of different personality types and levels of self-awareness.
Men who think they're swell in bed, but don't communicate with me are usually real disappointments.
Woman C: I was so nervous I wouldn't be able to hear the guys I went out with and they'd think I was ditzy, but most of the guys I went on dates with didn't seem to mind repeating themselves. The only difference I could think of would be a deaf person would have less awareness about noise level, but it does depend on your partner. Woman A: The benefits were that they could help me to order food in restaurants and communicate with people.