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These deficits are caused by the Asperger’s (ASD) partner’s failure to reach certain cognitive, emotional, physical milestones.
Therefore, Asperger’s Syndrome is called a Relationship Disorder.
Their intimate life with their loved one in marriage is private.
If the relationship also contains heartbreaking secrets and deprivation, then it is harder to mention it to anyone else.
(1, 3, 4, 5)Tactile defensiveness or other sensory issues of the AS partner may be so extreme that shared adult sleeping arrangements are not possible.
Except for procreation, sex may be a non-starter for the AS spouse.
These are some of the confusing scenarios which arise regularly in NT/ASD marriages.
Sensory issues is an area that can be very problematic for an AS individual and may constitute a serious problem in the intimate and sexual relationship.
Some individuals with AS also don’t enjoy sex due to their sensory issues and/or low sex drive.
She is completely uninterested in intimacy and physical sex. Her passivity makes me feel like a criminal, if I try to reach her and touch her.
The partner with AS can be hypersensitive to physical contact, body odor, taste and other sensory stimuli.
Many neuro typical spouses recount their unhappiness when their partner does not want to kiss or be caressed, and they then suffer the AS-partner’s rejection of physical and emotional intimacy.