Autism-Asperger's and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond [NOOK Book]

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Many people on the spectrum never get "the talk" from their parents, and suffer from "information deficit." This book goes a long way toward filling in the gaps in their knowledge. It takes a candid look at aspects of sex and ...
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Autism-Asperger's and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond

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Overview

Many people on the spectrum never get "the talk" from their parents, and suffer from "information deficit." This book goes a long way toward filling in the gaps in their knowledge. It takes a candid look at aspects of sex and relationships as they apply to people on the autism spectrum:
  • building self-confidence
  • dating
  • personal grooming
  • cleanliness
  • explicit advice on how to initiate sex with a partner
 Also covered:
  • avoiding pregnancy and STDs
  • dealing with rejection
  • how to build a loving relationship that includes sexual intimacy
 This is an "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know" kind of book!  Helpful chapters include:
  • Surviving the First Wave of Sexual Interest
  • What Should Parents Say and When Should They Say It?
  • The Best Way to Date Someone is to Be Yourself
  • Male & Female Advantages and Challenges in the Sexual Arena
  • Sensory Issues in Sex!
  • When Desire Leads to a Bad Relationship
  • What Do Men Really Want?
  • What Do Women Really Want?
  • Birth Control, Disease Prevention and Personal Responsibility
  • Rape, Molestation, and Abuse

Written by two adults diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, this groundbreaking, personal look at the sexual challenges of those diagnosed with autism or Asperger's includes advice on dating, sex, birth control, disease prevention, abuse, and personal responsibility.

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“I will have my daughter with Asperger’s read this immediately, particularly the chapter on abuse. She NEEDS this information.”
Marianna Bond, Autism Chapter Leader

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935274773
  • Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 205
  • Sales rank: 1,401,460
  • File size: 643 KB

Meet the Author

Jerry Newport is an activist and the author of two widely read books in the Asperger's community: "Asperger's and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond" (with Mary Newport) and "Your Life Is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome." In addition to coordinating several Asperger's support groups in Arizona, Jerry serves as a speaker on a variety of topics, from Asperger's-specific concerns to broader issues such as bullying and depression.

Mary Newport is completing her bachelor's degrees in music and psychology. She and Jerry live in northern Arizona with their birds.

Teresa Bolick, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who specializes in autism spectrum disorders. She received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University. Dr. Bolick is a consultant to schools and maintains a private practice in Nashua, New Hampshire. She lives in Massachusetts with her family.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 5
Message from the Editor 9
Author's Introduction 11
Social or Sexual Relationships are not Created Overnight 17
Surviving the First Wave of Sexual Interest 33
What Should Parents Say and When Should They Say It? 45
The Best Way to Date Someone Is to Be Yourself 53
Male and Female Advantages and Challenges in the Sexual Arena 65
Sensory Issues in Sex! 79
When Desire Leads to A Bad Relationship 83
What Do Men Really Want? 91
What Do Women Really Want? 105
Birth Control, Disease Prevention and Personal Responsibility 123
Roads Less Traveled By and The Right To Travel Them 133
What About The Late Bloomers? 143
Conclusion 143
Glossary 159
Addendum - Jerry & Mary Interview 169
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