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What are the motivations and desires behind relationship choices and sexual behaviour? Are they very different for those with Asperger Syndrome (AS) than for anyone else? Does having extreme sensitivity to physical touch or an above average need for solitude change one's perception of relationships or sexual experience?
Many people on the autism spectrum have limited knowledge of how to establish or conduct sexual relationships; drawing on extensive research with people on the autism spectrum, the book openly explores such questions. For the first time people with AS discuss their desires, needs and preferences in their own words. AS attitudes to issues such as gender, sexual identity and infidelity are included, as well as positive advice for developing relationships and exploring options and choices for sexual pleasure. This accessible book is an invaluable source of information and support for couples in which one or both partners has Asperger Syndrome, as well as counsellors and health and social care professionals.
About the Author:
Sarah Hendrickx is a training manager at Aspire, a project offering training for organisations and mentoring for adults with Asperger Syndrome in Brighton and Hove, UK
Foreword Stephen Shore 7
Finding a Partner 15
Love and Intimacy 31
Sensory Perception and Solitude 53
Me? Us? No One? - Options and Choices for Sexual Pleasure 67
Statistics of Sex 83
Asperger Syndrome Between the Sheets 93
Gender Identity and Sexuality 107
Infidelity and Inappropriate Behaviour 117
Great Sex! 127
Posted May 18, 2012
My husband was diagnosed with Asperger's. After reading this book, I am more confused than before. For every behavior, it will say that one person handles it one way, but the next person handles it in the exact opposite way. If they both have the same disorder, how can there be so many differences??Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.