With your use of the term "mum" I take it you're not American. Each country has its own sign language. If I give you the signs for "dad" and "mum" in American Sign Language it wouldn't be correct if you were to use them in England. Resubmit your question specifying which country's sign language you need. All Rights Reserved.
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GAY version. Pacific Daylight Time, rockiatrist writes: Prof. I see the comments in response to doing the sign for "GAY" and if any help, being a gay man, i find that the chin movement is what is told to me all the time by gay men who are Deaf. I did the ear lobe and they looked at me and even chuckled. Just a thought if it would help.
When talking to a member of the Deaf community, one of the first things you should do is introduce yourself. This article will show you how to say your name in American Sign Language, the language a signer is most likely to be using in the United States and Canada. Universal Sign Language is rarely used and not a practical or reliable means of communication.
Whether you are a parent speaking with a teen or a patient discussing your health with a doctor, it is important to have the language skills to describe sexuality and sexual concepts. This can be especially challenging if you are deaf or are communicating with someone who is deaf. While you can often be generalized and euphemistic with describing sex verbally, doing so in sign language is problematic, as it leaves too much open to interpretation.