Autism spectrum and sexual preference
I was happy to notice pretty quickly that there are quite a few queer women (including me) using this site. I'm not surprised, because there is a prominent policy statement on sexual diversity and inclusion, which made me feel very at home. However, I've noticed that there seem to be rather a lot of us on other autism forums. Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed this? Is there a correlation between autistic spectrum and queer sexualities? If so, why might this be? I'm new to the online autism community and curious about the possible connection. Any thoughts?
Ive read about this being true. Part of it might be that autistic people are pretty open towards alternative "lifestyles" so may be more willing to identify. i am pretty much asexual, which is another group full of autism spectrumites.
I have autism and aspergers in my family. Also, I am bi-sexual with a mental diagnosis. We can be made to feel different. I also am 31 and may have aspergers.
I also am differently gender-oriented.
I am also queer with asexual leanings. But I don't know if the asexual stuff is just because of lack of opportunity or I truly am asexual. Still trying to figure that out. Ironically, I have a crush on one of my lab assistants right now. She's hella cute and funny. I tend to get short lived crushes like this but that is usually as far as it goes. I get over it fast and move on. I like the idea of sex but in practice I find it hard to maintain.