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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.
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.
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.
When I began having sex as a teenager, I was really nervous that they'd accidentally see my cochlear implants and be weirded out. They might say I took advantage of her because of her disability." I've never had a guy say those things to me, but that was my biggest worry. If they know they're noisy, they'll just restrain it as much as possible. The drawbacks were that they didn't understand what it is like to not be able to hear.
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.
I've been told that people often forget that I'm deaf and my cochlear implants are pretty hidden underneath my curly hair. Sometimes they'd get frustrated and lose their cool with me if I needed them to repeat something more than once.
I was nervous that they'd see them and think, "Oh man, I'm about to be with a disabled person. I had a few people scream at me, which was very upsetting, especially since often times I could hear them but I couldn't understand anything they are saying. Woman B: Again, there's no difference in my sex life with a hearing man or d/Deaf man.
They'd fall off or get bumped off a lot, so I'd usually take them off before, but then communication was a challenge because I couldn't hear.
Woman B: Sexual challenges as a teen were the same as most young woman in terms of wondering what positions I should do and if something would hurt or not.