Thursday, July 7, 2011

Article: "The Science of Autism and Orgasm" by LinZ

Adults on the spectrum: I just want to draw your attention to an article which looks at whether orgams are different for people on the spectrum.

The Science of Autism and Orgasm
by Lindsey Nebeker
and it's on the Naked Brain Inc. Blog

It's about four (short) pages long so when you get to the end of the page, make sure that you click on 2 to move to the next page.

If you want to view the article in total without the page turning, you can view it here;

on the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism blog. (This was actually where I found it).

I'm not going to spend a lot of time commenting on the article because it's well written and considered. It doesn't pick one side or another but simply looks at the cases for and against. It's already balanced.

I will point out however that while orgasms themselves may not be different, it's entirely conceivable that the people involved may experience difficulties if they are on the spectrum due to sensory issues. Remember that many people on the spectrum have major sensory issues. Tripping them would be enough to break anyone's concentration.

The article does actually mention this but I figured it was still worth a highlight.

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