"Said people are no longer my friends because they made life really difficult for me. They would try and do everything they could to gross out the asexual. Be as vulgar as possible, put sex toys in my food and stuff like that"
"I had one friend who was very unsupportive; she just stood there while a friend of hers said all this terrible stuff about I was just scared of sex and needed therapy. They actually ganged up on me: I started crying and they just kept going."
This experience is seemingly very rare - as opposed to marginalization and invisibility
What explains this? Otherwise very caring people act in ways which are very detrimental
They literarily don’t understand – why?
The sexual assumption as unacknowledged and widespread conceptual category – presupposing the universality and uniformity of sexual desire.
The particular experiences of asexuals foregrounds this assumption in a way which rarely, if ever, happens in other areas of social life.