In a more detailed investigation of their data, Mc Cabe and Taleporos found that this lower sexual esteem was related to the length of time that the individual had been disabled and the severity of the disability.
Moreover, Mc Cabe and Taleporos found that many of the people who participated in this study had previous experience as a TAB (temporarily able bodied person) while many people in the Deaf community have never experienced hearing and therefore often do not see themselves as disabled.
As noted by Job, these myths influence us, limit our approaches and understanding of Deaf sexuality, and leave us without an understanding of Deaf sexuality. Misconceptions Importantly, information related to Deaf individuals tended to focus on the lack of sexual education.
This view is likely related to Rohleder and Swartz’s (Rohleder & Swartz, 2011) comment that discussing sexuality for disabled individuals makes educators and people without a disability anxious.
Available research focuses on negative sexual behaviors and misinformation, as opposed to sexual satisfaction and well-being.
Researchers used a model of generativity—what Erikson describes as success—a feeling of accomplishment, to explore positive aspects of Deaf sexuality.
Someone experiencing generativity contributes to society in a meaningful and collaborative manner (Hamachek, 1990).
The current study explored Deaf women, their generativity, and their sexuality.
3) People with developmental disabilities should not be provided with sex education, as it will only encourage inappropriate behavior.Keywords: Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Older, Sexual Satisfaction, Well-Being, Sexuality 1.Introduction Our understanding of sexuality in Deaf individuals is almost nonexistent.These myths reflect ideas that were explicit in the 20 Century.Given that society often views people with a disability from a medical model, where the individual needs to be “fixed” (Omansky & Rosenblum, 2001; Rohleder & Swartz, 2011), individuals with a disability are typically not referred to in a sexual manner.