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Sex, Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum

Wendy Lawson

Quick Overview

Written by an 'insider', an openly gay autistic adult, Wendy draws upon her own experience to examine the implications of being autistic on relationships, sex and sexuality. Discussing subjects such as basic sex education and autism, she then explores interpersonal relationships, same sex attraction, bisexuality and transgender issues.
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Paperback / softback
2004, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-284-7
£13.95
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Available as an ebook from these retailers. eISBN: 978-1-84642-112-9

Description

Written by an 'insider', an openly gay autistic adult, Wendy Lawson writes frankly and honestly about autism, sex and sexuality. In her new book, she draws upon her own experience to examine the implications of being autistic on relationships, sex and sexuality. Having discussed subjects such as basic sex education and autism, the author goes further to explore the wider issues of interpersonal relationships, same sex attraction, bisexuality and transgender issues. She also examines the unspoken rules that exist between people in relationships and explains why these rules can be difficult and confusing for people with autism. This book will give courage and information to adults with autism or Asperger Syndrome and provide essential insights to those living and working with them.

Reviews

'This book will give courage and information to adults with autism or Asperger Syndrome and provide essential insights to those living and working with them.'
- The Spectrum

'In many ways this book is quite remarkable both for the professional reader and for the person with autism. In the first case it serves as an antidote to the sterile professional literature on diagnosis, management of anxiety symptoms, social stories and so on. In the second case I imagine this book could be like the switching on of a brilliant light to a person with autism, allowing them across to a world that might be incomprehensible, in a way that they can grasp and mull over and apply.The liberating potential of this book is obviously even more the case if this person is struggling with their sexual identity.'
- Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy

'A thought-provoking introduction to a whole range of issues related to the building of friendships and relationships, intimacy, sexual orientation, and maintaining relationships.'
- Community Care

'Mother of four Wendy Lawson writes frankly about autism, sex and sexuality; and the many issues that can make these subjects so complicated for autistic people. She draws upon her own experiences as an autistic adult to attempt to address everyday questions that face autistic people regarding sexuality, love and relationships. The book provides essential insights to people with autism or Aspergers Syndrome and to those living and working with them.'
- Autism Us

Authors

By (author): Wendy Lawson