Love, Sex and Long-Term Relationships

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$18.98
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $8.23
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 62%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (16) from $8.23   
  • New (9) from $15.60   
  • Used (7) from $8.21   

More About This Textbook

Overview

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

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843106050
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/15/2008
  • Pages: 146
  • Sales rank: 342,900
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword   Stephen Shore     7
Introduction     9
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
Conclusion     137
References     141
Index     143

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted May 18, 2012

    Very interesting

    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  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)