Although there is much more to be learned, research suggests that people with Asperger’s Syndrome have the same sexual interests and issues as people in the general population (Lawson, 2005; Henault, 2006).The bottom line is that adults with Asperger’s are as interested in sex as everyone else. The subtle cues of dating and sexual relationships may be difficult for people with Asperger's to navigate. The syndrome is commonly known by a lack of social awareness or skills, communication difficulties, obsession with a particular topic or subject and poor coordination.
People with Asperger's syndrome (AS) have sexual urges just like other people do. However, there are several factors that must be considered when people with Aspergers begin to explore their sexuality and the social interactions that go along with it. Because people with high functioning autism may be hypersensitive to touch and may struggle with nonverbal communication, it's important for Author: Kate Miller-Wilson. Source: Paul Joannides, Psy.D. Here is an extensive list of books, articles and websites that I've put together on sex, Asperger's and autism. I’ve tried to divide these resources into two parts.
Doctors used to think of Asperger's as a separate condition. But in 2013, the newest edition of the standard book that mental health experts use, called The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of. SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS Sexuality on the autism spectrum. Autistic adults have, in general, differences in sexuality from the norm. Many more are asexual than in the average population. It is believed that there is a slightly higher pecentage of gays, lesbians, bisexual, and transgendered autistics than in the average population.
Intimacy and Romance in NT-AS relations. and states that “Having a relationship with a person with Asperger’s syndrome can affect the partner’s mental health.” The sexual script of the person with Asperger’s syndrome can be described by their partner as rigid, repetitive and unimaginative with a relative lack of sexual desire. Sex education and puberty Here are some ideas for talking to your child about puberty, sex, sexuality and relationships, as well as links to some useful resources. You can also read our top tips for sex education. When to talk to your child about puberty, sex, sexuality and relationships School classes address puberty, sex, sexuality and relationships at an age-appropriate level.