Can you be Aspie and affectionate?

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25 Sep 2016, 12:54 am

Yes! I love hugs!!
People, animals, pillows!



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29 Sep 2016, 6:01 pm

I vote yes on that. Generally both people with AS and highly gifted people have either a strong preference or a strong aversion to certain things. I also experienced very little physical contact as a child, and like physical affection very much. However, the reverse: I am extremely sensitive to movements and noises, so for example I absolutely can't sleep at night with another person in the same bed (likely even in the same room, and sometimes even alone I still can't sleep!)
So cuddling time and sleeping time have to be very compartmentalized; which is not often well received by NTs.



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30 Sep 2016, 2:40 am

Yes.
But your millage may vary.
For me it depends on stress levels too.



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30 Sep 2016, 2:58 am

Am I affectionate?

Yes, yes, dear God, yes!! !


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30 Sep 2016, 4:43 am

arthur_arcturus wrote:
I also experienced very little physical contact as a child, and like physical affection very much. However, the reverse: I am extremely sensitive to movements and noises, so for example I absolutely can't sleep at night with another person in the same bed (likely even in the same room, and sometimes even alone I still can't sleep!)

Sounds quite similar to me...
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So cuddling time and sleeping time have to be very compartmentalized; which is not often well received by NTs.

IME this isn't an NT/ND kind of thing.