Sex in Sign Language – Video and Image Included

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Today, we’re going to learn how to say ‘sex’ in sign language. Don’t allow a communication barrier to keep you from expressing your romantic approaches if your loved one is deaf or hard of hearing.

The word is spelt out differently in different sign languages. For instance, the term ‘sex’ in ASL sign (American Sign Language) differs from BSL (British Sign Language). But we’re going to deal with BSL today.

So, let’s get started.

Sex in Sign Language

Watch the video embedded below.

Don’t be concerned if it’s too quick for you. Each stage will be discussed in depth below.

Now follow these steps.


BSL tutor sitting in front of the blue background

1. Start with a normal posture.

BSL interpreter crossing his both index fingers in front of his chest.

2. Lift both your hands up to your chest height.

3. Curl all your fingers on both your hands into a fist. But keep the pinky and your index finger spread out on both hands.

4. Touch both pairs of fingers like in the image above

sign language tutor signing Sex in BSL

5. Repeat the motion twice. That’s the whole process.

6. Since you’re talking about making love, do we need to tell you that a beautiful smile on your face can go a long way?


So, that’s how we say ‘sex’ in sign language. Sign language is a visual language. As a result, the visual component must be visible to all participants in the conversation. Otherwise, your sign may be misinterpreted. Also, maintain a steady practise routine if you want to remember the sign.

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