Autism Spectrum

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There’s nothing like being direct

Believe it or not, it’s easier to discuss sexual health and all that the subject brings up with our son on the spectrum than it is with his younger teenage brother.

 

For a typically developing teenager, discussing foreskin cleanliness and how to use a condom with your parents seems to induce yells and hands being clamped over ears.

 

But our young man on the spectrum does ask us lots of questions and is simply not embarassed to do so or to listen to the answers. This takes some getting used to as a parent. But I’d rather he did ask his questions and get answers than for him to ask his friends or not to know.

Seana S.