Aspie adults dating
These deficits are caused by the Asperger’s (ASD) partner’s failure to reach certain cognitive, emotional, physical milestones.
Therefore, Asperger’s Syndrome is called a Relationship Disorder.
Romance is often the very thing that can be lacking from the sexual side of the relationship and this can, in time, have a detrimental effect upon the quality, ore willingness of either partner to participate in making love.
Often it is not realised by the AS partner that sexual acts may need to be precipitated by emotional closeness and that a lack of this can result in their partner’s reluctance to make love. From early childhood, people with Asperger’s syndrome are less likely to recognize and understand thoughts, beliefs, desires and intentions of other people in order to make sense of their behaviour.
She is completely uninterested in intimacy and physical sex. Her passivity makes me feel like a criminal, if I try to reach her and touch her.(1, 3, 4, 5)Tactile defensiveness or other sensory issues of the AS partner may be so extreme that shared adult sleeping arrangements are not possible.Except for procreation, sex may be a non-starter for the AS spouse.the NT partner does not have a developmental disorder.This article focuses on the situation for the normally (NT) functioning spouse.