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NEURODIVERSE SEX THERAPY

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IGNITING THE SPARK IN YOUR NEURODIVERSE RELATIONSHIP


Sexual intimacy is an important part of a couple’s relationship. Yet, it can feel like an unsurmountable challenge for neurodiverse couples to overcome.


To make matters worse, sex often becomes so emotionally loaded that the couple will make an unspoken agreement that the topic is off limits for discussion.

 

So, it should not be surprising that one study showed that 50% of neurodiverse couples had no sexual activity at all. Fortunately, with outside help, there is hope!

 

Addressing the barriers…

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COMMON STRUGGLES IN NEURODIVERSE RELATIONSHIPS


DESIRE IMBALANCE

A sexual challenge for all couples (both neurotypical and neurodiverse) can be a mismatched libido. However, the struggle is especially pronounced for neurodiverse couples. This problem occurs when one person has a higher sex drive than his or her partner. This libido difference…

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THINGS TO CONSIDER


DEFINE SEX

We also work with couples to consider how narrow or broad their view of sex is.


For example, the AS (Autism Spectrum) partner may focus exclusively on sexual intercourse while the NT (Neurotypical) partner has a more expansive view of sexual connection; whereby sex may…

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PRACTICAL STEPS


Here are some of the practical steps that are introduced in therapy that may help neurodiverse couples:


- Agree on what non-sexual touch is and is not, and be clear about what communication is needed to go beyond non-sexual touch.


- Practice phrases to express sexual likes and…

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