Do you think that Autism and Hypersexual activity are related?

I have a son, who's on the Autism spectrum and he's a teen, very smart, but choses who he speaks to, has anxiety, but in the past few months, I've heard porn coming from his room, and plays it on his phone right out in front of me, and found panties in his room, I notice him staring at chests and asses more. He does have a temper but will calm down for me and for females, but not for males.

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Update: I just had a conversation with him, I had to tell him to look at my face. I did not know a teen can know so much about sex and many of the different fetishes I never heard about until I was in my 20s. Holy smokes, I got my work cut out for me
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  • I don't know specifically if they're related. He sounds like a normal teenager who's going through puberty. He's finding out about sex, he's probably started experimenting with it (either on his own or with a partner), and he enjoys how it makes him feel. There's been studies done on how often men think about sex and the average changes with each study but it's typically at least once an hour. Teenagers have extreme hormones that would probably make them think about sex or have sexual urges more frequently.

    Being autistic, people tend to hyper-fixate on certain things they're interested in so he could be showing symptoms of hyper-fixating on sex more than a normal boy would. I wouldn't worry about it too much, it'll subside with his hormones in a few years. The best option would be to have a conversation with him about it and let him know what the social standards are regarding sex. Give him the opportunity to conform with social norms while also allowing him to have that healthy outlet in his own room. Just try your best to make sure if he does become sexually active that it's with someone within a reasonable age range and make sure he understands that he shouldn't get involved with someone older or younger than 1-2 years of his own age.

    It's pretty normal for men to feel more comfortable around women than around other men, just like women can feel more comfortable with men than with other women. If he's actively showing where his comfort zones are then that makes it easier for you to understand him better. I think a lot of people tend to overthink on what makes autistic people different rather than understanding that they are people and they experience the same things normal people do. They just express things differently. This situation sounds very much like how a normal teenage boy would respond to finding out about sex. It's just a bit more sloppy and public than it would typically be. Nothing to stress over, just have an open, honest conversation with him and give him specific expectations on when/how it's appropriate to do those things.

  • Is he a teen? ✔️

    Is he a boy? ✔️

    He's not hypersexual... he's just a teenage boy...

    • My other son was not this nuts over porn and being super pervy

    • Trust me sweetie he was a perv. Just didn't hide it as well

    • Some are more than others

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  • It may or may not be related, I know for sure something peaked his interest, maybe seeing one of his sisters half naked, or you.. Internet porn you can find easily. His hormones are probably supercharged, i'd change his sheets daily and never sit on his bed naked. The more you try to stop him, the more he's going to do it. I would have a talk with him about how he feels and what he likes about sex and porn once you have the facts on how twisted he is. Then you can explain the difference between fantasy ad reality.

  • Kids today know more that we in our time.😲😲. Hmm its something you will have to see. if you can get him to talk to you about it. Like have him ask questions and you give him healthy life solutions to understand the the worlds vibes of sexuality.

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  • No, that's normal for teenage boys. The only thing unusual is that he does it openly.

  • I have nothing to go on.

  • I don;t know if it has someting to do with autisn but he just sounds like a normal kid to me.

  • He is a teenager and a guy. Sounds normal what you've described.

  • Does he have a diagnosis? If so, you should care him to a psychologist, to fully understand what's going on.

    • Yes and psych said that he maybe hypersexual it's rare but he mainly sees it in girls not guys

    • Ok, I think he should just keep going to the appointments with the psych.

  • Not that I know of, but every autistic is an individual.

  • Nope

  • No its not. This genration is very sexual its pretty common to have hormones make u do that in teens.

  • LOL! Sounds like me! I'm NOT Autistic, but ND and hypersexual.

    • DM if you have Qs

  • I think that autism and disinhibition and impaired judgment are all related. Hypersexuality? Probably not although it might seem that way.

  • Aside from the temper, normal teen boy

    • Sounds like he knows his porn, go easy

  • I don't have autism, and I always had a hypersexual activity and drive even way before my teens

  • Maybe, I have both; but my friend is also autistic and she is asexual.