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 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Are we less likely to be addicts?

Posted: 06 Mar 2016, 8:41 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 17,507


I don't know. Someone would have to do research with aspies and compare our addiction rate to that of the normal population. I see addiction and ASD as two independent things.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: combating irrational feelings of worthlessness?

Posted: 06 Mar 2016, 8:25 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 240


I do a daily personal inventory. Part of it is asking myself, "What did I do good today?"

This counters the irrational guilt that comes with depression.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Thoughts

 Post subject: Re: Thoughts
Posted: 13 Feb 2016, 5:58 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 297


Good!

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Bisexuals: Which would you choose?

Posted: 10 Feb 2016, 9:29 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,083


The woman. I'm primarily attracted to women.

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Be honest, how many of you just wanna get laid?

Posted: 03 Feb 2016, 7:38 pm 

Replies: 83
Views: 1,622


Relationship Casual sex is a much inferior option to me. I long for romantic love. My desire for sexual intercourse only gets aroused if I find someone who I can see myself getting into a committed relationship with. I have masturbation for when I get horny. Why risk STDs and uncomfortable emotions ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Being very attrattive ad an aspie is stressing

Posted: 02 Feb 2016, 11:55 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 1,574


I'm no Adonis but I've figured out that a lot of women find me attractive. When dealing with unwanted attention, I usually ignore it. If a woman is flirting with me, I don't flirt back unless I am interested in her. If the woman is particularly aggressive and I am not interested, there is always the...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Ted Cruz Spanks His Daughter!

Posted: 01 Feb 2016, 1:31 pm 

Replies: 171
Views: 7,108


Spanking is not abuse. Making fun of your kid, not feeding your kid, exploiting your kid, neglecting your kid, verbally assaulting your kid, burning your kid, biting your kid, punching your kid. These are abuse. They leave lasting scars. Spanking is punishment. I got spanked on occasion. It didn't h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone ever feel like Data or Spock from Star Trek?

Posted: 01 Feb 2016, 1:14 pm 

Replies: 126
Views: 3,201


I feel like Spock. I even got a bunch of tattoos to symbolize my Vulcanness. I love their religion, which emphasizes logic over emotion. That's me all the way. I also long to be "human" and can sort of understand NTs but fall short. I think Spock is half Vulcan/half human so I identify wit...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "You can't be autistic, you can speak/write/have a job"

Posted: 29 Jan 2016, 2:13 pm 

Replies: 203
Views: 7,877


To OP, you are not alone. I struggle to find services. I have other issues which I have gotten treatment for, but for autism-related problems I just struggle on my own IRL and come here. It is scary and frustrating. Many times in my life I have wanted to give up. I haven't because, like you, I felt ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone else rarely get meltdowns?

Posted: 28 Jan 2016, 2:05 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,165


I don't get meltdowns very often. It is more common for me to shutdown.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Am I naive?

 Post subject: Re: Am I naive?
Posted: 26 Jan 2016, 12:00 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 711


What does it mean to have self acceptance? I know you mean to say you should not care whether a woman is attracted to you, but I doubt that's all there is to it. Do you stop trying to dress up? There are certain social expectations and if you don't conform to those expectations you'll be treated as...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: What is sexually attractive about men?

Posted: 24 Jan 2016, 9:06 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 441


Thanks for the replies. Yes, I am just looking for anecdotes. Sorry if the wording of my original post was confusing.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: What i hate about SSI

 Post subject: Re: What i hate about SSI
Posted: 24 Jan 2016, 8:13 pm 

Replies: 66
Views: 4,942


Pure Conservatism, OTOH, would leave the disabled to be looked after by their families, churches and communities, rather than Big Government, so you'd be free to be dependent on your relatives, or some charity, or get a job and make your own way - then you could make your own money to invest and st...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Is this manipulation?

 Post subject: Re: Is this manipulation?
Posted: 24 Jan 2016, 7:29 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 816


It sounds like he is in the wrong. I don't see how you did anything wrong to deserve his anger.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Susceptibility to Domestic Abuse

Posted: 24 Jan 2016, 7:22 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 3,029


I think it is more complex than that. People who are abused not only become victims, they become perpetrators. If all you know about relationships is to be emotionally or physically abusive, that's all you are going to do. There is no choice in it. You don't know how to do anything different. I agre...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Will anyone ever want to be my friend or girlfriend?

Posted: 24 Jan 2016, 7:01 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 665


My advice might not apply because I am in a different situation than you, but here goes. My problem with dating (and friendship) was similar to yours. I didn't know how to just hang out and spend unstructured time with people. In regards to learning to just be around women, forming friendships with ...
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