Sex and the autism spectrum.

nori nori
This may or may not fall under the mental health segments of other threads, but i'm curious about this particularly.

I've had a partner in the past with Aspergers syndrome. And there were some issues in the bedroom, related to their diagnosis. (Like with loud noises, with too little/too much stimulation, under-over sensitivity, etc)

For my partner and I, we found a good balance in verbal guidance on their part, and making sure every bit of communication was brought up. But some of the more practical sensitivities were difficult. We'd turn off the AC/fans, if noise was bothering them, or play music that didn't bother, etc etc.

I was curious about your experiences with overcoming autism-related experiences with sex and with relationships.

My sincerest apologies if any of my wording was not correct.
06/16/2012
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Peggi Peggi
I've never had sex with anyone with autism but I have a lot of friends who have shared experiences, and a story that a friend of mine who is also an Aspie often shares is that on a couple of occasions, he had issues with understanding body language, so verbal communication was incredibly important. He would become easily frustrated because he wanted SO badly to please his partner, but wasn't being given any indication about what he could do better. So you are right, communication is VERY important!
06/16/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
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Originally posted by nori
This may or may not fall under the mental health segments of other threads, but i'm curious about this particularly.

I've had a partner in the past with Aspergers syndrome. And there were some issues in the bedroom, related to their ... More
I was fascinated reading this. I've never thought about it.
06/16/2012
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