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Love, Sex and Long-Term Relationships: What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want

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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 expectation of relationships or sexual experience?

Many people on the autism spectrum have limited
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published February 15th 2008 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Passenger B.
My experience with books on Asperger's has thus far been that if they were written by a neurotypical, i.e. non-autistic, person and/or psychologist, they lump us all together, give very poor or too few examples and most importantly: They don't seem to understand the very significant and pronounced differences in which *FEMALE AUTISM* presents!
Even more shocking to me - as I just learned - that the author herself is autistic. Perhaps she focused only on the quotes or examples of women similar to
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Bridgett
May 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: psychology
Overall this was a good book that emphasized accepting yourself and it explored a lot of different areas. However, the sample sizes was very small, especially for AS females (I am one). I did not relate well to a lot of segments or perspectives assigned to the AS (mostly male) people. Often I understood the "neurotypical" female perspective better because I'm very emotional and sensitive. I am definitely autistic, diagnosed as such by numerous professionals, but I enjoy relating to people on an ...more
Jean Clement
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enlightening read!

I strongly recommend this book to anyone who has Asperger syndrome or are on the Autism spectrum and to everyone who needs or is willing to learn about people with these differences. People everywhere need to be more tolerant of the differences in each other and I can guarantee that most everyone has had some contact or communication with people on the spectrum, whether they knew it or not. I am an Adult female with Asperger's diagnosed at age 53. I am educated but innocent
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Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
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A great book to read when dating people who might be on the Autism Spectrum or have trouble with social cues. This book helped me understand a former partner's experiences.
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Sarah Hendrickx is an autistic author, speaker and freelance writer. She is author of 8 published books on a variety of subjects - autism, cookery and overseas living. Sarah also writes monthly columns on overseas living for Standard Issue magazine and Mediterranean Gardening and Outdoor Living magazines as well as articles for web and print.