Late on the night that was technically no longer my birthday, two women were in bed with me. One of them I had recently fallen in love with. To say I was obsessed with her would be putting it lightly. We were bathed in a comforting dark as I snaked my way down her taut torso, stopping briefly to pay heed to the birthmark just below her breast.
How I've Navigated Sex And Consent As A Hard-Of-Hearing Person
SEXUAL PRACTICES OF DEAF AND HEARING SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN IBADAN, NIGERIA
Adolescents and young people with disabilities generally face various forms of discrimination. Inspite of this, they have to deal with similar reproductive health issues encountered by their abled peers. This situation is made worse by misconceptions that they are not sexually active. The objective was to compare the sexual practices of the hearing impaired students with their non-hearing impaired counterparts. A cross-sectional survey was conducted.
This Is What It's Like to Have Sex With Hearing Loss
In all of these encounters, zero percent have ever addressed how to have sex while wearing hearing aids. As I got bolder and explicitly asked these hearing aid professionals, the answer I always received seemed overly simple and not that satisfying: Just take them out. There are ways, as we all know. Well, what are they? The chapter ends there, along with a one-sentence reminder to disclose your hearing loss to partners and work on your communication.
A recent thread on Reddit featured a year-old deaf woman who said she really wanted to have sex, but she was scared to. She said she worried about how she would sound to the people she had sex with, especially since she'd read a lot of comments online that mocked deaf people having sex. In this week's Sex Talk Realness , Cosmopolitan.