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SekkeiGeek
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*disregard the last post* I edited it but it wouldn’t let me save.*

How/why did you arrive to a conclusion that because of ASD that you are inherently less attractive?

Interesting study. I didn’t have time to read through it but a few thoughts come to mind:

– Did they differentiate between various levels of autism and particular autistic traits?

My guess is that they didn’t which means the correlation can be misleading to assume that the lower frequency of sexual intercourse was due to attractiveness; or that ASD alone was a determining factor preventing frequency of sexual intercourse.

Also, if one is looking to intercourse as an indicator of meaningful connections that could also be a pitfall. For all we know, although frequency of intercourse was lower in ASD males…it is possible that neurotypicals and ASD females are getting less meaningful connection and more superficial connections.

Also, Factors such as type and severity of ASD traits someone has can vary and influence the data greatly.

In addition, society and traditional treatment methods have pressured ASD individuals to mask and force behaviors instead of understanding our feelings and needs in order to adapt. Due to this, I theorize these factors are more influential in affecting sexual intercourse frequencies–or more importantly, meaningful connection.

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  • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by SekkeiGeek.
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