age range of dating - Dating someone autistic child
That brings us to the second problematic article of the week – Dating on the Autistic Spectrum, on The Atlantic’s website.
Someone who has trouble with emotions but has lived with that trouble for two decades is not like a 10 year old. They look like grown men, but inside they’re only 10 years old.
They don’t want adults to show them how sex is done; they want 10-year-olds to show them. Developing in a different way, such as learning about sexuality at a later age, does not imply that one is “inside” like one that learned earlier.
I can assure you, as an autistic adult man, that I didn’t find 10 year olds sexually interesting. And, if I remember my grade school days, the boys wanted to see adult woman boobs just as much as 10 year old boobs, if not more.
In fact, presumably, most child pornography viewers aren’t trying to learn about sex since they are already in relationships.
Now I realize this doesn’t prove that child pornography viewing isn’t more common among autistic men.
But I would suggest that the editor and source for the article in Daily Beast should probably confirm their theory rather than wildly speculating on it – particularly since a surface level examination of child pornography shows that it is not a problem linked directly to underdeveloped sexuality.
There are tons of other problems in the article too, such as a badly explained theory on lack of generalization in autistic people causing relationship issues.
In addition, if this theory is true – there is a connection between delayed sexual development and child pornography, we should see that in the demographics when people who view child porn are analyzed.
After all, autistic people aren’t the only ones who might develop differently.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating