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
Also tagged ASD, autism, birth control, developmental disabilities, 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
Also tagged ASD, autism, education, intimacy, orgasm, oxytocin, pressure, puberty, research, self-control, sensitivity, sensory, sex