The Tantra, Intimacy & Asperger's Syndrome (TIAS) Project advocates sensitivity and support for neurodiverse learners and
lovers. TIAS Project educational programs are inclusive and support the sexual orientations and choices of consenting adults.
Through workshops, classes, coaching sessions and this website, TIAS Project enables people to experience joy and satisfaction
in their relationships, as well as understand the "mechanics" of intimate and emotional social interaction.
New! Results are in for the
2007 Survey on
Syndrome and Sexuality.
The study was designed and conducted by Amy Marsh
of TIAS Project
and Nectar & Flame Consulting.
Link to Summary Results of 2007 Survey.
Our educational programs, currently in the design phase, will be created to meet the needs of single focus learners. Our programs
will draw from Clinical Sexology, practices adapted from Tantra, somatic bodywork, sensory integration awareness, and other
We'll also explore the differences between the Asperger Syndrome and neurotypical paradigms of intimacy and relationship
dynamics, designing practical methods for facilitating greater understanding between partners.
See Classes page for upcoming events.
People with Asperger's Syndrome typically have difficulties with conventional approaches to social and intimate relationships,
and may also have problems interpreting some verbal and non-verbal communication and the "unwritten rules" of human
interaction. While this can often cause misunderstanding in relationships, TIAS Project is convinced that neuro-appropriate
education in sexuality, intimacy and relationship dynamics can mitigate many problems in intimate partnerships, and lead to
a more fullfilling experience of companionship for all concerned.
A note about the term "Aspie:" We use this word sometimes as it is shorter, and feels less formal than "person
with AS" or "person on the Asperger's Syndrome spectrum," etc. This is a term used by many "Aspies"
themselves, but some people may not like it. We apologize if our use of it gives offense to some people or seems "too
cute." We are also mindful of the dangers of defining people strictly by their neurodiverse characteristics, or as society
would have it, their "disability."