It may seem to be a weird idea to talk about relation of sexual matters and disorders like autism ( or love shyness). But here I believe if we look at it deeply we can find strong signs that supports this idea.
Maybe Freud is the first one who mentioned about the relation of sexual instincts and some disorders. This Freudian belief is overlooked after his dead and now it may be considered as an old, out dated psychoanalytical belief. But when it comes to Freud, we shall take all of his words serious.
but how sexuality could be related to a disorder like autism? the answer is : not directly, but indirectly.
Love shyness as a disorder which is never recognized as a disorder in DSM, has many similarities with mild types of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In a brief word, both come with social impairments. “love shyness” is a name which Gilmartin gave to males with severe shyness which their shyness is mostly about interacting with opposite sex. This acute nomination (love + shyness) reveals important things about this disorder. It is about love (and thus it is a sexual matter) and is a kind of shyness (which shows it is about social difficulties). Gilmartin has provided us a good cue.
Actually both love shyness and autism affect dramatically more upon males than females. In classic autism the gender ratio is 4 males to 1 female. love shyness also is all about males. But the important point is that studies show that male sexual drive is more stronger that female sexual drive or at least there is significant differences in many aspects of their sexual drive.
I agree that these reasons are not enough to prove that I am right about relation of sexuality and mentioned disorders, but I will explain more in future posts.