I have submitted my story because I found so much reassurance and support from reading other women's accounts of their relationships with a person with Asperger syndrome. My husband and I have been married for 42 years and are of retirement age, although we both still work full-time. We have had serious relationship difficulties in certain areas for as long as we have known each other.
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Language: English Spanish French. Like nonaffected adults, individuals with autism spectrum disorders ASDs show the entire range of sexual behaviors. However, due to the core symptoms of the disorder spectrum, including deficits in social skills, sensory hypo- and hypersensitivities, and repetitive behaviors, some ASD individuals might develop quantitatively above-average or nonnormative sexual behaviors and interests.
Autistic adults have, in general, differences in sexuality from the norm. Many more are asexual than in the average population. It is believed that there is a slightly higher pecentage of gays, lesbians, bisexual, and transgendered autistics than in the average population. Girls and women who are autistic can have more chance at success in relationships, generally speaking, than men.
But with whom can you talk about these subjects? Sexuality is a big part of the human experience and is often not addressed with teens and adults living on the spectrum. In addition, they may not know as much about sexuality as others because they may not be around people their age as often as neurotypicals.
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders has increased in recent years and so has the focus on high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome. This paper is an account on five such cases encountered in our hospital for whom various assessments were done including Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview, intelligence quotient assessment by Binet Kamat test of intelligence, Montreal Cognitive Assessment, Ritvo Asperger's and Autism Diagnostic Scale, and Gillberg's criteria for diagnosis. By drawing parallels from other countries, a few suggestions have been highlighted in the paper that can be considered to discard glaring deficits in the criminal law system in India in this context.
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Introduction Imagine the following scenario: as a sex therapist you have seen Mark and Sarah for an initial assessment, you are now working with them together in a follow up session. The couple have been married for a year and have presented with a total lack of intimacy or sexual contact. Sarah has refused to be physically intimate with Mark since their wedding night and although she is totally committed to Mark and wants the relationship to continue, states that she has found being physically touched by him both painful and repulsive.