Teen Sexuality, ADD, and The Spectrum

Wes Crenshaw, author I Always Want to Be Where I’m Not: Successful Living with ADD and ADHD and coauthor of the forthcoming Consent-Based Sex Education: Parenting Teens in an Internet Age joined us to discuss a topic which is often uncomfortable for parents to discuss yet very important.

wes2Dr. Wes Crenshaw says that a key point of adolescence is to organize one’s sexuality. For kids with ADD and those on the higher functioning autism spectrum, that can present unique challenges. If parents have a tough time dealing with sexuality in a typical teen, they may find themselves totally unprepared for what ADD and Asperger’s teens go through. That can include anything from impulsive sexual acting out to asexuality to fluidity in gender and sexual identity, and a lot more.

A little about Dr. Wes Crenshaw, he is a Board Certified in Couples and Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He’s author of I Always Want to Be Where I’m Not: Successful Living with ADD and ADHD in hardcover, paperback, kindle and on Audible.com. In fact, the audiobook is currently the highest-ranking audiobook about ADHD on Amazon and ranked number two on Audible.com. Dr. Wes is also coauthor of the forthcoming book Consent-Based Sex Education: Parenting Teens in an Internet Age. He’s running a Kickstarter campaign through the end of March to underwrite the costs for developing that book. He’s currently completing a 195-hour program of study at the University of Michigan leading to a health certificate in sex therapy and sex education.

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