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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Repetitive Thoughts -- Internal Echolalia?

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:32 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 332


Whenever I've been working a lot on studying a language I'm not fluent in, my brain starts randomly tossing out words/phrases from that language at other times. I'll be chatting with someone and suddenly think "groente" and then part of my mind is preoccupied trying to remember what that m...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feel embarrassed that we fail Sallyanne test

Posted: 22 Apr 2022, 4:44 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 1,890


Actually, most autistic people don't fail the Sally-Anne test, especially if you're over age 10 and have an IQ over 60ish. There's a lot of evidence showing that IQ and language ability are more strongly correlated with the Sally-Anne test than autistic traits are. And it's a really basic test. Also...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Is laziness a reason for not moving out ?

Posted: 22 Apr 2022, 4:34 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 3,642


Most cultures around the world don't have the expectation that young adults must move out of home. Even the places that do have that norm have generally only developed it very recently - a hundred years ago it wasn't a thing. The trend is the opposite here in the US. When my parents were young adul...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: "The Pill" for men to begin trials soon.

Posted: 22 Apr 2022, 4:31 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,279


What kind of side effects did birth control pills have on women anyway? I'm not sure if you're joking, so forgive me if you are and I'm giving a serious answer here, but it varies by the formulation and individual woman. There can be both psychiatric (depression, anxiety, panic attacks, etc.) and p...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Is there a way to stay in shape if I don't...

Posted: 22 Apr 2022, 4:22 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,130


I wonder if the problem is that you're getting your physical activity in the form of working out - ie, doing something for the sole reason of exercising. If you found an activity to do that involves exercise but has another purpose, it might be a lot easier to motivate yourself. I've been told my cu...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: difficulty getting son to school on time

Posted: 22 Apr 2022, 4:05 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 584


I don't have any good advice, but this was basically me at that age. Part of the problem was that I hated school, but demand avoidance was also a factor.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Is laziness a reason for not moving out ?

Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 5:05 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 3,642


Most cultures around the world don't have the expectation that young adults must move out of home. Even the places that do have that norm have generally only developed it very recently - a hundred years ago it wasn't a thing. If you're happy living with your parents and your parents are happy living...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Periods on the Spectrum

 Post subject: Re: Periods on the Spectrum
Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 4:56 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,470


I didn't learn what a period was until I had my first one...probably because my puberty onset was very precocious and it wasn't expected as soon as it was. I was almost 10 at the time and I started bleeding in class at school. I thought I was ill at the time and got really scared, so my teachers ha...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: I need to ask autistic women about hair removal on legs

Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 4:54 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 2,187


I know there are other cultures that aren't as hair-aphobic. Body hair might even help to protect the skin from infections and junk. Too bad I was born in a culture where everything is done the wrong way. I don't know about body hair in general, but pubic hair definitely does. Shaving in the pubic ...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Poly people

 Post subject: Re: Poly people
Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 4:52 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 330


I recommend the book More Than Two by Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert. And not just to people who are involved or interested in polyamorous relationships - a lot of their advice would help monogamous relationships, too.

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Reddit protecting pedophiles

Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 4:50 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 314


"f**ked-up fictional content" can still make you a pedophile. [citation needed] No, not really. On what basis does your claim have any authority if it can't be substantiated? :scratch: How about you explain to me how fantasising about f*cking kids doesn't make you a pedophile? Same way th...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: JK Rowling targeted by trans-activists

Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 4:46 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 2,105


This is posted to provide information,not because I agree with it. Blanchard identified four types of autogynephilic sexual fantasy,[26] but stated that co-occurrence of types was common.[24]: 72–73 [4]: 19–20  Transvestic autogynephilia: arousal to the act or fantasy of wearing typically feminine ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Is discrimination okay if against whites???

Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 4:03 pm 

Replies: 95
Views: 2,858


People fearing a majority is not discrimination because it holds no power. While a woman fearing men in general is misandry, her fear of men holds no power against them so this is socially acceptable which is why no one bats an eye about it and while people just shrug it off. Just because a group h...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Activist teachers brainwashing children

Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 3:51 pm 

Replies: 70
Views: 2,069


I'm not sure what to think about this. "Don't shoot the messenger." Activist teachers recruit kids and lies to parents 291 views Jan 25, 2022 In this episode of The Bald Brad Show, activist teachers recruit kids and lies to parents regarding attempts to brainwash students in thinking they...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What is wrong with Political Correctness in some cases?

Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 3:38 pm 

Replies: 193
Views: 4,189


I was also bemused by a company that referred to "pregnant people" in its literature. What seems wrong with it is that it tries too hard not to offend anybody. How is including trans people who've gotten pregnant "trying too hard"? Not everyone with a fertile uterus considers th...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Help my 13 year old non verb autistic son keeps grabbing his

Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 3:29 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 911


His school is talking about not having him attend because it is not acceptable. Wow, what an overreaction! Sounds like a pretty sh***y school to be making such a big deal of a behavior like this in someone with such significant disabilities. Don't they have bigger priorities, like, I don't know, fi...
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