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- Sep 26, 2019
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Sexual Knowledge, Desires, and Experience of Adolescents and Young Adults With an Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Exploratory Study
Although most persons with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) wish to have romantic and/or sexual relationships, little is known about self-report sexuality of adolescents/young adults with ASD. In this exploratory study, 172 male and female adolescents/young adults (68 with ASD and 104 without...
Only 53.7% of autistic guys have held someone's hand compared to 86.2% of NT men.
41.5% of autistic men had never kissed someone on the mouth with mouth closed, compared to 69% of NT men.
22% of autistic men have french kissed with tongue, compared to 65.5% of NT men.
Only 26.8% of autistic men have engaged in any sexual experience before (oral, anal, intercourse, foreplay, etc.) compared to 72.4% of NT men.
42.5% of autistic men had a relationship, compared to 69% of NT men. (and remember, autists experience relationships less frequently and their relationships last quicker).
75.6% of autistic men said a long-term relationship in the future was important to them.
70.7% wanted a girlfriend in the near future.
61% report being sexually attracted to someone and 61% want to have sex and 65.9% want to be in a sexual relationship. 61% said their level or interest in sex is just as big or bigger than other people their age's interest.
Only 31.2% rarely or never think about sex.
88.9% of autistic women believed being in a long-term relationship was important in the future and just as many wanted a boyfriend in the near future.
77.8% of autistic women report being sexually attracted to someone and 77.8% say they wanna have sex with others. 51.9% want to be in a sexual relationship.
59.3% believe their "level of interest in sex and sexual topics is about the same or more than other people" their age.
Only 25.6% rarely/never think about sex.
92.6% of autistic women have held someone's hand before compared to 90.7% of NT women.
80.5% of autistic men and 96.6% of NT men have hugged someone compared to 100% of autistic women and 97.3% of NT women.
77.8% of autistic women have kissed someone on the lips (mouth closed) compared to 89.3% of NT women.
63% of autistic women have frenched kissed with tongue compared to 82.7% of NT women. (This means autistic women were just as likely to have french kissed as NT men and were more likely than NT men to have kissed someone on the lips with mouth closed!)
59.3% have had any sexual experiences (oral, anal, intercourse, foreplay, etc.) compared to 85.3% of NT women.
81.5% of autistic women have had a boyfriend compared to 82.7% of NT women. (this means they are more likely to have had a relationship than NT men in this sample!)