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04 Apr 2016, 4:23 pm

I recently discovered that I have aspergers and have been trying to relate my behaviors to the condition. Sometimes, parts of my body, such as my feet, become overly sensitive and give me the urge to apply pressure or wrap them around something. Is this common, or is it unrelated to aspergers.

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04 Apr 2016, 6:06 pm

Yes it's related to autism, it's related to a disorder of the processing of the sensorial information, like the over sensitivity to certain sounds that some people experience.
In this case it's the proprioception, what is the feeling of your own body and the pressure on it. It's belief to be the origin of many stims.

***Educational psychologist with many autistic traits.***

From childhood’s hour I have not been as others were—I have not seen as others saw—I could not bring my passions from a common spring— From the same source I have not taken my sorrow—I could not awaken my heart to joy at the same tone—
And all I lov’d—I lov’d alone.
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