Asperger's + visit to brothel = good times?
September 20, 2006 2:51 PM Subscribe
I'm toying with the idea of taking my friend who has Asperger's to a brothel before he returns to Canada. Good idea or am I insane?
posted by Silentgoldfish to Human Relations (32 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've had a friend from Canada staying with me in Australia on a working holiday for the last few months and he's due to go home at the end of October.
He's a nice guy and from all accounts not bad looking, but has rather severe Asperger's, which has been compounded by almost no social interaction outside his family since highschool (by choice, and he's 24 now). I haven't seen him since then, and it's pretty obvious that without the forced socialising from school he's quite a bit stranger now than he used to be. Nice people, when they meet him, twig right off the bat that he's rather odd, and not so nice people can be pretty mean.
His parents, who he lives with in Canada are pretty much as messed up as he is, and between that and them also having to deal with his fully blown autistic sister means that I'm not sure what'll become of him when he returns home. When he first got here I had to tell him when to shower and push him into doing things like applying for jobs (wound up getting him one with a friend of the family) and eating properly.
What this is leading up to, is that I'm fairly sure that left to his own devices he's not going to find a sexual partner any time soon. Judging by the few times I've accidentally walked in on him hurredly closing things on his computer and doing up his fly (the man does not seem to understand door locks) he's got the average young male sex drive.
As I said before, we're in Australia, and prostitution is legal here. Brothels advertise quite openly in the newspaper with fairly tasteful ads, all things considered, so while I've never been to one myself, I know where they are. And as it's all above board I don't think it's much more risky than your average one-night-stand, provided proper protection is used.
Anyway, is this a good going away present for him or a really bad idea?