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Asperger's Syndrome and Intimacy

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


My publisher asked me to write a chapter on how Asperger’s Syndrome affects intimacy for couples. When a mate has AS, it does have a tremendous impact on this important aspect of marriage. If empathy and reciprocity are difficult in general for those with Asperger's why would they do better in the bedroom? In an environment that is 90% nonverbal? Unfortunately, many with Asperger’s Syndrome start avoiding sex because they cannot seem to get it right. Their mates expect the relationship to deepen over time and are frustrated when it does not.

There are practical steps both partners can take that I’ll be addressing in the book. I should have a target date for publication soon – stay tuned!



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