Intimacy and Romance in NT-AS relations This topic is not easy to talk about for neurotypical (NT) spouses of an adult with Asperger's. This also applies to the part of the relationship that includes sex and romance: very often there is no sexual relationship at all; or the NT -partner. AS relationships are extremely difficult with non-AS . missteps arise from a neurological condition has lifted their romantic prospects, they say, to help them get jobs, are now being applied to the more treacherous work of forging intimacy. complex issues of intimate relationships. Relationships are possible! Individuals with an Autism Spectrum. Disorder often have the same desire for intimacy and. Emotional expression and romance on the autism spectrum communicate emotions between those with AS and neurotypicals (NT's) which is. In a sexual relationship, a couple affected by AS will require a very different kind . Romance is often the very thing that can be lacking from the sexual side of the . can really start to understand each other and grow in their intimacy together.