How “The Good Doctor” Tackles Misconceptions About Sex and Relationships

TVOvermind | 2/19/2019 | Tom
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The Good Doctor is a show that many people have come to enjoy and some have been highly critical of. When it comes to relationships and sex however there are a few misconceptions that those who aren’t fully in tune with the show, or the diagnoses that have been featured, don’t fully understand. One thing it’s important to realize is that despite being autistic or having other another diagnosis that sets them apart from other human beings, every last person desires a connection whether it’s in a manner that people can understand or find somewhat different thanks to their own unique experiences. The show has gone on to explore how people with autism perceive these relationships in their own manner and how their need for romance and/or sex differs greatly from those that do not live with autism. This idea we have that sex and romance go together is not always as sound for those that are living without autism, and for those that are it encounters more of a disconnect than usual since the idea of separating the two can be seen in the most practical and unromantic terms you could think of.

This has been the manner in which the show has explored such relationships at least since it has depicted those with a diagnosis looking at such things with a very programmed response to the physical act of sex while they explore almost none of the romantic feelings that many seem to prize so much. The need to remain untouched and have their own personal space still exists, but the desire for sex overrides this just enough to allow them to have intercourse. It sounds very contradictory, but the understanding how those with such diagnoses think is sometimes difficult for those that don’t have any experience in this...
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