But no one ever imagines there might be a walrus along with or instead of an elephant — that’s how far off the radar “adult sexual sensory dysfunction” seems to be.(I'll call it ASSD for the purposes of this article, but this isn't an accepted acronym.)Here's a very simplified overview of sensory processing dysfunction. Human sensory systems include tactile (touch), vestibular (balance), proprioception (body awareness), visual (sight), auditory (hearing), gustatory (taste), and olfactory (smell).We have the information you will need to help get you started on this journey. Dear Neurotypicals Who Love or Know Someone with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD): It’s a very common theme among SPDers, especially on our group threads: How do I explain SPD to those who love and care about me and who truly want to understand? It’s the explaining we do when someone says to us, with all sincerity, “I love you, I appreciate you, I want to know more about what SPD means for you so that I can fully support you.” First of all, In a world so swiftly moving towards the acceptance and understanding of the most diverse groups of people, you are one of the open-minded, kind-hearted who dare to believe that we are more than just our diagnoses or our struggles. Envision the fluorescent lights at a supermarket being so bright that you have to squint to read the names of the products on the shelves.They can also have motor and postural imparments, and difficulty with making sense of the sensations they feel.If this sounds like it might fit you or someone you care about, then this site is just where you want to be. These differences could be challenging for some to comprehend, while others view it as an opportunity to form a really associated once-in-a-lifetime bond.2. This means their sense level might over- respond or under -react in one or multiple senses.
It’s all happening at once, on many levels, many fronts.Envision a world in which all sights, sounds, and touches you experience this very moment impact the manner in which you feel and how you relate to individuals.Picture yourself waking up, grabbing a pair of scissors and cutting out the tags in all of your clothing you have worn for the past two years.This is not the same kind of explaining we do when people just don’t understand SPD or don’t care to try. If blogs allowed me to hand out gold stars, I would be pressing one into your hand as you read this. And yes, it’s the lick-and-stick kind from childhood: We SPDers are lucky to have individuals like you in our lives to remind us that we have inherent worth beyond all measure. Congratulations, my friend, you are human, you engage with the senses. Picture walking into furniture in your path because you cannot, for the very life of you, figure out where your legs end and the world begins. Imagine a sound technician working a soundboard like the one above, but he clearly has zero training.Let me caution you that what I’m about to write isn’t everyone’s complete truth about SPD. Our senses usually work to help us understand the world around us. Pull that car over, you might just be getting a ticket. Now imagine all of these amazing things happening at once, vying for your attention. Some toggles are slid too far up, some are slid too far down, and sometimes he’s just on a perpetual coffee break and doesn’t give a treble about what’s happening on stage SPD is that haphazard soundboard and that ill-hired technician all in one.