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I've been reading about autism, specifically autism in girls. And it makes me feel kinda isolated. I do have a lot of typical signs of autism, but I'm also pretty feminine in personality. I love gossip, intimacy, clothes, etc. It seems this is really rare for an aspie. Ultimately I'm me and I'm comfortable with that, but I'm wondering if anyone else relates or has a theory about why I'm like this? I do have some "masculine" hobbies too, but it just seems sterotypical femininity and autism don't go together.
I'm twenty-two and I've never had sex. Still being a virgin is a frequent source of distress for me. Sometimes I get so depressed over it that I can't function, which is especially problematic since I'm a college student. It makes me feel like such a beta loser. I've been told not to give the virgin label so much weight, but that's hard to do when you're a guy. I've also been told there's nothing wrong with saving your virginity for the right woman, but I'm neither single nor a virgin by choice, which technically makes me an incel. That's another thing: I don't want to be an incel. I hate the incel community; it's a cesspool of misogyny, self-entitlement, and psychopathy in general. I'm afraid I'll eventually wind up falling under the influence of the incel hive mind. The shame of it all is getting too much for me to bear....
Or are you somewhere in between? Like movies that are a little suspenseful, and even a little frightening. Old vampire movies, zombie movies, japanese godzilla, the first jaws and the first alien movie.
Yet I find the true horror movies not so much frightening as manipulative. Where they continually keep you in a state of fright, and then give you a few minutes of peace and then return to startle or shock you. It seems sometimes like a cheap device.
My reaction as someone with autism is to be anxious for days afterward, jumpy and even shaky for hours even days after the movie is over. Likely why I don't watch them. How do you feel about horror movies?
There's a new Autistamatic video on the interwebs
This one marks a bit of a departure, some diversification if you will. I will still be doing the regular "newsdesk" style videos, but I'm putting together a series of shorter videos which don't have me in front of the camera, and covering more concise topics.
I invested in some new sound equipment as well which has dramatically improved the audio quality of my narration so for the first time I've produced something done without any music or background at all.
This first "Autistamatic Digest" is explaining and dispelling the myth that Autistic people cannot feel love. I've a few more myths in the pipeline such as "Autistic people cannot lie" which has popped up in this forum a few times recently.
I really would appreciate feedback on this one since it's a new style for me and I'm ready to tweak it to get it just right. Thanks as always for your continued support
Well I am suppose to move in a couple of month so the best I can do is to get rid off the most of the stuff I can.
And I decided to clean my room of most of the things I could.I still have some documentations related to my previous years in hightschool and college that I am not sure what to do with.
But 75% of my useless stuff has been taken care of.
It was a bit emotionnel to revisit some old objects but now my room is clean and so is my head ( a little bit more.)
I'm happy about it and wanted to talk about it, is anyone here facing the same problem at home with rooms full of ancient useless stuff? Throw it away !
So, I am planning on getting a job when I turn 16, so I am looking at what kinds of jobs I should do. I've never had a job before, so I am trying to make sure I am going to get the right job for me.
I asked on a Discord server for people on the spectrum, and the person who owned the server said that she used to work at a restaurant, but it was rather loud, and the kitchen was a very hot place, too. So most (if not all) restaurants are off the table (no pun intended) for me.
That just leaves retail options. I live South Carolina. I originally thought that I should apply for a job at Gamestop (GAME for the British/European people here), but I actually decided to eliminate that choice because of the stories online about how they treat both their employees and customers (I also decided to not shop their anymore for that reason, along with the fact that they don't have very much PC stuff besides RGB mechanical keyboards and some gaming mice).
So, that leaves: Target, Walmart, Best...
She contacted me on Facebook on Wednesday, I thought it was completely innocent and accepted the message.
Anyway we got chatting on Google Hangouts eventually, and she told me she lives in Houston, Texas and wants a serious relationship! I told her I'm a disabled 42 year old guy from Sheffield, England, currently out of work.
Then she said she wanted to come to England and meet me! I was like yeah at whose expense? Ain't no why I'm paying air fare from Texas even if I could afford it and I can't!
This has been going on all day today ss well, I've been busy doing personal stuff and she's been contacting me on Hangouts, I asked Dad what to do, and he said to rudely tell her to get lost! So I did, I told her to get lost too! She still came back to me and declared her love to me, a total stranger!
So I deleted the conversation, I need to ask my Brother how to block her.
Hello everyone. I just have a question referring to having an internal narrative. I was wondering, is it something everyone has? If so how does yours work?
I have a constant internal narrative, I've had it since I can remember. Sometimes its helpful if its going on about something I should remember etc. Mostly though, it's very distracting. It bounces from old memories in loops that sometimes I cannot seem to escape. I've been living in one for the past 5 years that I would really like to shake, and I do for brief periods, but it always comes back. Bonus: it seems to also make focusing on any one thing for long nearly impossible, and communicating efficiently a real chore. I can carry on a conversation for maybe 5 minutes, then my mind and the narrative takes over and then I'm nearly speechless. I've been able to mask this by scripting at work, but it makes my job much more difficult than it is for the average person. (I think).
On top of all the sensory issues I have, the internal...
Hello everyone. It's nice to join a forum for anyone who has Autism and who can offer support. I wonder if you could offer any advice on this situation?. It would be much appreciated. I have been friends with this guy for about two months. We both have Asperger's Syndrome. We have a lot in common. I have feelings for him at the moment, but I am not sure how to tell him. When we have been together, he has smiled and winked at me a few times ( one of the times that he did that, he asked if I was ok), and when we were watching some bands last week, we were stood on one side of the room, then later, I was stood in another part of the room and he came and stood next to me for the rest of the night. We were watching some bands again last night. I had a bit of an overload as he was dancing with his female friend ( not in a romantic way), and I went and stood somewhere else. Later, he sent me a text asking if I was still in the building. I told him where I was, and that there was something...
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