Developing a universal sex education curriculum that would apply to all individuals on the autism spectrum is no easy task -- if that task is even possible. But if we include at least these 9 things, we can become empowered.
A shout-out to my brother on his Birthday and reflecting on my sibling perspective interview for the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism.
The story behind our NPR story on love, relationships and autism -- how it came to be and what one can learn from the experience of being documented in personal day-to-day life.
A day of reflection which memorializes, recognizes, and honors those who have lost their lives as a direct result of discrimination and prejudice.
There are myths swirling around ASDs and sexuality... and boy, there are plenty of them! We explore the possible origin of of these myths and hear from the voices of other autistic individuals about what they would like you to know about ASDs and sexuality.
Without a doubt, office visits with an OB/GYN are among the most stressful health care procedures... especially for people on the autism spectrum. Because the OB/GYN environment is not often "ASD-friendly", these individuals may avoid these visits altogether. This is unfortunate considering OB/GYN visits are essential in ensuring a person's sexual and physical reproductive health. But little changes in your environment and your interactions can make a world of a difference. If you are an OB/GYN and caring for a patient on the autism spectrum, here are 6 things you need to know.
Posted in Sex & Health
Tagged ASD, autism, birth control, developmental disabilities, genitals, OB/GYN, pap smear, pregnancy, sensory, sexuality, STD, vagina, women
Let’s make one thing clear: people with autism do experience orgasms. But how different is the orgasm experience for an autistic individual? Is it more intense? Is it less intense? Is it the same? We dive into the topic head-on and address the possible aspects and challenges that are unique to individuals on the autism spectrum.
Posted in Sex & Intimacy
Tagged ASD, autism, education, genitals, intimacy, orgasm, oxytocin, pressure, puberty, research, self-control, sensitivity, sensory, sex