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. Woman C: I was born with hearing, but I gradually lost it over time. Woman B: I've been deaf since I was about 2 years old.The end goal is to better understand men’s deeper, more latent needs; it is to mold yourself into what you think every man wants you to be.I love conducting Q&A sessions on various topics with men as part of my “he-said/she-said” series; mostly because you get direct and honest access to how men think and feel. Locario, a no-nonsense dating and relationship coach who has been featured on Vh1, FUSE, The Dish Network, TLC, ABC Family, The Tyra Banks Show and Anderson Cooper.The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two or more people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.
I am a firm believer in the power of customer feedback when it comes to dating, as well, and I teach my clients that one of the best ways to understand men is to simply talk to them, ask questions, and really listen to what they have to say!
Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.
From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.
A recent thread on Reddit featured a 20-year-old deaf woman who said she really wanted to have sex, but she was scared to. I was legally deaf, but I had a tiny bit of hearing.
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. Referring to myself as deaf made me feel like all hope for me ever being able to hear was lost.