Masking is a complex and costly survival strategy for autistic people. It generally involves intentionally learning neurotypical behaviors and mimicking them in social situations. Sometimes masking focuses on hiding behaviors that people feel won't be accepted.
In that way its like putting on your "social mask" so you can interact with people efficiently even though that's now how you normally act or would want to act if you weren't afraid of being seen as strange.
Autistic person: yeah I learned early in school that I should just chuckle whenever someone says something weird to me because they're probably making a joke or smiling whenever someone else is smiling so I don't look out of place

Non-autistic friend: ohh so you mean like masking right?

Autistic person: yeah exactly!
by PapitasLoup April 13, 2021
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Seeming happy when you really aren't, you've just pushed all feelings away
"You don't seem to be too upset since you guys stopped being friends, you guys were really close. Are u sure you aren't masking?"
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Placing a males testicles into a lady woman's vagina during intercourse.
Yo dude I was masking last night and cum so hard my girl cried
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same as duct, scotch, athletic (although ironic), video and cassette
Masking Melvin enjoys reemnelson science
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An in person meeting of two people during quarantine.
Sean and Joseph have only ever met virtually during the quarantine, now that they're both back in the office, they can have an opportunity to meet mask to mask.
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The moral decision heads of state need to take due to a shortage of face masks in the market, as they don’t want to create a public panic that would lead to mask hoarding, which would endanger the lives of unmasked medical personnel and frontline workers.
With the pandemic crisis worsening, and not wanting to alarm the public by telling them the painful truth of a dearth of mask supply, politically vulnerable heads of state need to make up their minds whether to mask or not to mask the population—which decision would minimize the number of infections and deaths?
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A song made by a popular YouTube named Dream. It’s the worst fucking song ever. Do not listen to it.
Random person: Do you like Dream’s song Mask?
Normal person: Fuck no, I’d rather suck an elephants cock and be butt fucked by a cactus at the same time than listen to that
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