Do you know how to put a condom on safely? Is it normal to like having the back of your neck touched? When is the right time to have sex?
If you’re a young Deaf person, you will know there’s limited information in BSL to explain sex, sexual relationships and safe sex.
So how do you get the information you need?
A group of young Deaf people from Manchester Deaf Centre have made a video to explain love, relationships and safe sex, and you can watch it below.
The video was funded by Children in Need and Manchester City Council Youth Fund, young people from Manchester Deaf Centre have worked hard to produce this video. The sexual health charity BROOK has made sure all the information is factually correct. The project couldn’t have happened without the help from Inspire Safer Futures and Deaf Health Champions, a group SignHealth support.
For more information in BSL about sex related topics, for example Chlamydia (an infection that can be prevented if a man wears a condom during sex) visit our BSL page on the SignHealth website.
Hearing people have good access to sexual health information, but with jargon such as ‘monogamy’ and ‘nonoxynol’ included in articles, it isn’t accessible to young Deaf people who use BSL as their first language. Our aim at SignHealth is to make information accessible to the Deaf community, helping Deaf people to be healthy and safe. Please leave us a donation to help our work continue.