All About Auditory Sensitivity

I have never understood why wearing headphones (i.e. listening to music, assuming) is considered rude or disrespectful. I hear just as well with headphones as a non-autistic person hears without them.

Autistic Masking, Late Diagnosis, and Dissociation: The Toll It Takes on Autistic Mental Health

CW: Gaslighting, self-harm, intrusive thoughts (Long Post, Summary/Conclusion paragraph at the end) This blog post came about after having a dissociation episode after watching Westworld a few nights ago. This post has helped me realize the reason and cause of my dissociation, likely from being an undiagnosed autistic person for 25 years of my life. …

We’ll see how this goes.

I'm a late-diagnosed autistic grad student. I'm not actually sure how this whole blogging thing works but I figured I'd give it a try. Topics I'll likely be talking about - masking, sensory issues (particularly auditory sensitivity), empathy (cognitive and affective empathy), and non-autistic people's underlying subconscious social processing that creates misunderstandings of autistic body …