Catherine Thom, a senior in agronomy.
"It's like when you don't, uh, want to have sex with someone until you get close to them.."(badly explains demisexuality in a panic)
"Oh, isn't everyone?"
*quick change of subject, because No, No they're Not, but I wasn't prepared to explain all of this right here on a whim*
Cut to last summer, same friend — "So, remember how I'm asexual?"
This time, prepared, I talk it through with her, answer her questions and send her a PowerPoint later that I made about the A-spec (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1I--GiNwOMCi1bBNAFDL16lZNRN-WFXghpuymcBX9SNw/edit?usp=sharing).
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