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 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: (Menstruation) Is this normal?

Posted: Yesterday, 8:41 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 85

That's usually a sign that ovulation didn't happen, so the periods were "breakthrough bleeding" which tend to be lighter and earlier. Birth control pills make periods lighter because that's the point. Weight loss may affect it because the body suppress ovulation if it thinks there's not en...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you understand poetry as a person on the spectrum?

Posted: Yesterday, 8:29 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 1,771

I think I understand them and appreciate them. Of course if you think about poetry that's not enough, you have to feel them.:D One needs enough emotions, vulnerability or chaos in their personality to feel deeply. I don't get those days very much.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: How do you cope with the cost of living crisis?

Posted: 30 Jan 2023, 7:16 am 

Replies: 74
Views: 2,634

I have not tried to cut heating or anything. Our thermostat is set to 18.5 C and my family would not be happy if it's any lower. There are many ways to stay warm cheaply, though. I use several layers of pure wool blankets (all thrifted) on my bed. They're toasty and heavy as hell and can be adjusted...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: I want to be beautiful

 Post subject: Re: I want to be beautiful
Posted: 30 Jan 2023, 6:43 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 384

There's nothing wrong with wanting to look better and be healthier. Even if you're only doing it to make yourself happier it might be worth the effort. There are tons of videos online about how to apply everything. Like every skill, it takes a lot of practice to figure out what works for you. Try to...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Married people: do you feel like you are faking it?

Posted: 27 Jan 2023, 1:43 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 825

Not in my house. I'm the head of the household and everyone has to put up with the real me. :D And I'm still in love with DH and think he's the cutest. We do each have our own spaces and personal time to be alone. I think that's really important for Aspies or just introverted people. If you sleep in...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How many people on WP are married.

Posted: 27 Jan 2023, 1:23 pm 

Replies: 88
Views: 3,588

23 years now. :) Things were not perfect but I never expected too much anyway. I don't know why but I seem to be a magnet for kind gentle souls. Never been without some nice people in my life. They seem to be everywhere. Can't complain I guess. Just saying that some people always attract a certain t...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Itchy Bras

 Post subject: Re: Itchy Bras
Posted: 27 Jan 2023, 4:11 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 734

I'm mostly braless. At least it's trendy now. It's the underwear that I have more problem with. I can only stand pure cotton granny panties that are smoothly finished with no "support" at all. Anything slightly sexy is just uncomfortable. Sometimes even the granny panties have to be worn i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Methods to deal with sleep disorder

Posted: 27 Jan 2023, 3:56 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,163

I need to give myself plenty of time for sleep. I need to allow 10 - 11 hours in bed to get 8 hours of sleep. Unfortunately there's nothing I can do that's useful between sleeps so a couple hours are wasted everyday. I've learned to accept it as relaxing self time and not to stress about it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Been told I "wear my heart on my sleeves"

Posted: 07 Jan 2023, 12:32 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,286

There's nothing wrong with that. We don't live in Victorian time any more. I have quite a few family members who show all their emotions. As long as you're not angry and picking fights with people all the time I'm sure other people don't mind either.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it difficult for an aspie to go abroad alone?

Posted: 30 Dec 2022, 5:49 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 1,493

I managed a few trips on my own. No trouble. I wasn't even bored as I love talking to strangers. It's amazing what kind of people you can meet when you travel. Haven't tried a country that doesn't speak one of my languages yet.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What do autistics actually like to do on major birthdays?

Posted: 13 Dec 2022, 3:12 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 982

We like to go to a hot springs resort. Everybody loves swimming and it feels relaxing. Never hosted a big party. We usually like museums, too.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: anyone else unintentionally slam doors?

Posted: 20 Nov 2022, 8:02 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,142

Never. I'm extremely gentle and careful with everything. I'm averse to fixing broken things or cleaning up mess, so I try to never create the problem. People say I have the power of preservation. Things around me always last forever. :D Still holding the 50-year record of never having dropped a dish...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do any of you have trouble understanding complex subjects?

Posted: 15 Nov 2022, 10:38 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 828

From what I observed most people aren't able to understand complex stuff. That's why there are specialists and scientists, right? That's totally fine. People can't be good at everything and understand everything. Most have jobs and families and community responsibilities. There's just no time even i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is being quiet a symptom of aspergers?

Posted: 14 Nov 2022, 2:55 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 535

It's common but not a defining characteristic of autism. Almost all introverts are quiet and they are about half of the population. :)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone use sensory toys?

Posted: 09 Nov 2022, 4:38 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 4,100

I have a huge Squishmallow. Does that count?

Other than that, just my family members. I hug and sniff them everyday and play with their hair. :D Human contact has always been important to me.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Clothes that you hate wearing

Posted: 07 Nov 2022, 6:23 am 

Replies: 91
Views: 4,393

Tight fitting clothes bother me. Like bras, underwear, leggings or tights. Socks are OK. I'm very grateful for the loose fitting fashion trend. I did not buy a pair of jeans for over a decade because of the low rise trend, then the skinny jeans trend, then the torn ripped trend. I got by just fine w...
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