by Sarah Hendrickx
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
expectation 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 those with Asperger Syndrome and couples in
which one or both partners has Asperger Syndrome, as well as counsellors
and health and social care professionals.