Gender Transition

Sex Reassignment Surgery of Transgender Female to Male

Female to Male Transition

Like any transition, whether it be female to male or male to female, is a long process. After accepting oneself and letting their peers know about their feelings, it is a complete fact to say that their lives will not be the same. They will gain and lose support, from people who do not understand and people who do. After completing the social process, it is time to start the biological process, which is usually sex hormone therapy. This usually is the cause of increased body hair growth as well as facial hair growth (and loss of hair on temples. It also deepens your voice (may crack a while, and you can lose vocal range if you sing). It also thickens your skin which makes you more tolerant of cold. Testosterone may cause a small amount of growth if you haven’t finished puberty and still have some growth left in your body. Testosterone also stops your menstrual cycle, generally within 3 months (depending on your dose). Your sex drive will likely increase, as will your appetite. Then comes changing one’s name legally, which in itself is also a very long procedure. Many different documents have to be submitted, and this could take a very short or long amount of time, which all comes to worth in the end when a transgender finally gets to be themselves on the outside, already in the inside. Then comes having you gender changed legally. Each state/province/country has its own laws on what an individual needs to do to officially become another gender. Many require documentation from a psychologist or doctor confirming true gender.

Female to Male Transition

New York state requires an endocrinologist to confirm that a person has been on testosterone, as well as a surgeon to confirm that top surgery and a hysterectomy has been performed. People who go through this process, whichever it may be must remember to take their time, especially when they are young. They may feel that this all has to happen instantly. They must remember to be strong, be patient, and make sure they are making the right decisions. Talk to people you know and trust, visit support groups (in person or online), and talk to other transgender individuals. With time, it will all be worth it.

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Transgender FTM Passing

A Trans male is someone who is transitioning from female to male. Often times it is also someone who was born biologically female, but identifies as male, usually because they are unable to transition, for various reasons.

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Most Transgender Female to Male do eventually choose to transition, and will do so by going through HRT, or Hormone Replacement Therapy. They can go to a doctor to receive a prescription for what is usually biweekly injections, though there are other means of receiving the hormone, through methods like patches, gels, or several other ways.

In order to “pass” as male, some trans males will try to get the testosterone, as it will give them a generally more masculine appearance, and lower their voices. However, many FTM transgender male are unable to start hormone therapy, and instead will find other ways to match a male appearance. Binding is one option, where one will bind their breasts to achieve the look of a flat chest. There are quite a lot of ways to do this, but many of them have been known to be very unsafe. One method is using Ace Bandages, but that has been very well known to cause many health problems, and most people will warn against this method. It is not safe, and can cause serious damage to the ribs and lungs.

The safest known way is to buy a medical chest binder, which can be found rather easily online, and in many different styles. Most, if not all trans men will bind their chests, unless they are able to receive “top” surgery, which is usually a surgery to remove most of the breast tissue from the chest.

Another thing trans men will do in order to pass is packing, where they will put something in their pants to mimic the appearance of the bulge left by male genitalia. Packers are sold online in many places, and often look alike to the male genitalia. A much simpler, cheaper method of packing is to use a rolled up sock and place it properly.

Slightly oversize shirts and loose pants are usually the key to having a masculine appearance, though some FTM trans man are able to take on a masculine appearance without the use of large t-shirts. Buying male clothes alone can help more than one would think they could, and it’s a rather easy thing to achieve, seeing as male clothing is usually much cheaper than woman’s clothing.

Much of appearing male depends on your mannerisms and things that one really wouldn’t think to focus on. Men tend to have a different walk than most women, and focusing on the gait while walking can often give a person a more “masculine” way of walking.

One thing to focus on as well is appearance while sitting. Men tend to take up as much space as they can while sitting, while women do the opposite. Generally just trying to take up as much space as possible while sitting will bring a more masculine appearance, from spreading the legs, to doing something as simple as leaning back more.

Trans men are known to be of many sexualities, though a large amount of them are Pansexual, which is an attraction to someone regardless of their gender identity.

Quite a few transgender men are known to date heterosexual women, while some will date gay men. It all depends mostly on the FTM transgender man themselves, and the people that are interested in dating them.

Quite a few well known trans men include:

Chaz Bono, the son of Cher, who has written a book on his experiences as a trans man. The movie Becoming Chaz came out in 2011, which was also a movie about his transition.

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Brandon Teena, who was a young trans man that was murdered in 1993. A movie was made about him, the 1999 film Boys Dont Cry.

And Buck Angel, whom is a film-maker, speaker, and advocate. He stars in a documentary about his life, as well.

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Many movies have been made about or starring trans men, including those listed above, as well as the 2002 film Just Call Me Kade, the 2006 movie Boy I Am, and the 2015 movie About Ray.

Many of the movies being created focus on the problems facing transgender youth, which has been an increasing concern in recent years.

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What Does Gender Fluid Mean

Gender Fluid

Gender Fluid

Awareness of multiple genders and sexual orientation has recently taken a limelight in the media, however misconceptions and stereotypes still linger because of this. Before we start to dive in to this subject matter, it is important to know simple terms such as gender, sex, and sexuality. Gender is what people feel within themselves, according to cultural understandings. Such as girls are soft and compassionate, whilst men are less so. Sex is a biological term which directly refers to the genitals one was born with. Sexuality is whom one is attracted to sexually and emotionally. This may or may not align with their gender.

Gender Fluid

Gender fluid is an identity that seems to be regularly mistaken. Gender fluid refers to a gender which varies over time. A gender fluid person may at any time identify as male, female, neutrois, or any other non-binary identity, or some combination of identities. It is a gender identity which can be described as a mix of boy and girl. A person who is Gender Fluid may always feel like a mix of the two traditional genders, but may feel more boy some days, and more girl other days.  Being Gender Fluid has nothing to do with which set of genitalia one has, nor their sexual orientation. It is solemnly as what they feel like inside, and gender fluid people never seem to stick with a single gender identity.

Many celebrities consider themselves genderfluid, such as Miley Cyrus, Tilda Swinton, DJ Ruby Rose, and Andrej Pejić. Standards for each gender has been ever evolving, from more intense beliefs, to sneaky yet still beliefs.

One of the main misconceptions for people who are gender fluid is that their gender is nonexistent, however an individual who is gender fluid experiences a constant shift between the gender spectrums. There are some people who fall under the Trans spectrum that do not feel dysphoric about their gender, but it is well known that most do. Gender Dysphoria is a feeling of your physical body not matching up with how you feel internally that it should be. Many people would describe the feeling of dysphoria in many different ways, though all of the ways that it is described make it clear that it is a negative feeling.

Many people who are gender fluid will date bisexual or pansexual people, those who are attracted to two genders, or are attracted to people no matter what gender they are. Some people who are gender fluid will use pronouns other than he/him or she/her. Some will use the gender neutral they/them, or another term that they choose and use regularly. Along with different pronouns, sometimes they will use gender neutral terms for themselves while dating. Instead of having their significant other calling them their boyfriend/girlfriend, they will terms such as “date mate” or even a term as simple as “partner” or “significant other”.

Many people who are gender fluid will often dress and appear as unisex or androgynous, though in some cases they will decide to mix objects that most would place within gender categories. A good example of that would be someone who decides to wear masculine appearing clothing, with makeup or another part of themselves appearing feminine.

It is recommended that when coming across a genderfluid person, that you politely ask what pronouns they would like to be referred as. Some people who experience fluid gender don’t use the word “genderfluid” for themselves. Some people with fluid genders call themselves by a word such as genderqueer, bigender, multigender, polygender, or other words. This can be because the people haven’t seen the word “genderfluid,” or it can be because they don’t think it describes them well. It’s important to understand that each person has the right to decide what to call their gender identity, and that they’re the only one who can do that.

Gender Fluid

Some genderfluid people find that their environment does not influence their gender identity to change. They find that their gender fluidity is unpredictable and happens randomly. Other genderfluid people find that their gender changes depending on the situation, and is influenced by inside or outside sources. For Gender Fluid people who think their changes in gender might have to do with their menstrual cycle, they think it might be caused by how the natural hormone levels rise and fall during that cycle. It’s possible that a person might think that they tend to feel male during their periods even if that’s only rarely the case for them, because the incongruence of that situation would feel noticeable and memorable.

The biggest thing to keep in mind for both sides of a relationship with someone who is gender fluid, whether that relationship is platonic or romantic, is being honest with each other about who you are and what you are looking for. Being open with a significant other can really be better for both people involved than one might think.

 

Two-Spirit

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Two-spirit is a gender that is found in only North American who fulfills one of many mixed gender roles found traditionally among many Native Americans and Canadian First Nations indigenous groups. The mixed gender roles encompassed by the term historically included wearing the clothing and performing the work associated with both men and women. This English term emerged in 1990 out of the third annual inter-tribal Native American/First Nations gay/lesbian American conference in Winnipeg. A direct translation of the Ojibwe term, Niizh manidoowag, “two-spirited” or “two-spirit” is usually used to indicate a person whose body has a masculine spirit and a feminine spirit. The term can also be used more abstractly, to designate presence of two contrasting human spiritsor two contrasting animal spirits (which, depending on the culture, might be Eagle and Coyote). Will Roscoe writes that male and female berdaches have been “documented in over 130 tribes, in every region of North America, among every type of native culture.”The term berdache was coined by western anthropologists and used until the late 20th century, mainly to describe feminine Native Americans assigned male at birth. The term is however inaccurate and can nowadays be considered offensive. Non-natives who use this identity are often accused of “appropriating Native culture.” The history of two-spirits among Indigenous American culture dates back thousands, of years and has been documented in more than 130 North American tribes. Throughout history, a person who was recognized as two-spirit was someone who identified with both male and female gender roles, and so two-spirit is essentially a third gender recognized in Indigenous cultures. The perspective among Indigenous Americans was that having this third gender was a strength their society benefited from. In the Zuni culture a person’s gender was not assigned at birth, but was grown into at 3 or 4 years of age. Two-spirits were not thought of as just a man or just a woman but as embodying characteristics of both genders in a single person, making them a more whole human being.

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This Two-Spirits encourages the belief that, by avoiding the pressures surrounding an individual, they are capable of establishing their own identity. This identity for native Two-Spirit individuals arises from an acceptance of their native cultural values and a rejection of Western values. This rejection specifically applies to Western conventions regarding race and sexual identity as the Two-Spirit person’s identity is maintained by their sexual orientation as both male and female and their commitment to their cultural of ethnicity.

Gender Transformation

A few seconds after delivering a baby the medical practitioner is able to identify the physical orientation, behavior and gender of the newborn baby. From that moment the baby is described as either male or female, but in some unfortunate circumstances the child can be called neither due to absence of the reproductive organs or presence of both organs. In the case where both sexual organs are present, the hormonal influence is monitored until the doctor can determine which hormonal features are more dominant. Then the doctor can advise the parents on choosing the gender of their child. As the child grows, he or she may start to feel as though the gender assigned at birth isn’t the right one. In such cases, the individual basically portrays a different identity and expression of gender as compared to their decided gender. Transgender is a term that would describe the behavior that is shown by the individual in comparison to their birth gender, how they express themselves, and probably how their mind identifies themselves.

Gender Transformation

Many individuals in today’s society have been opting to change their gender due to reasons that they alone can understand and basically fail to express to those who require answers to their new choice. The term transgender is generally confused with the term transsexual. The term transsexual normally arises as a result of failure to identify the actual gender of an individual at birth. Therefore this term is basically a medical error that simply requires correction. Transgender surgery can be done at any age in both male and female after one has actually decided they are ready for such a transformation. The surgery department normally provides this help to individuals by reassignment or alignment of the gender to the individual.

Gender Transformation

Relatives and friends may find it rather weird and difficult to accept such a decision, but in the end with the help of psychologists and therapy they can come to terms with the changes. After the Gender Transformation, people around such individuals are advised to use correct language expressions, be supportive, to ask questions so as to understand the individuals’ point of view, to avoid feeling sorry for them, and most of all to avoid discrimination as well as appreciate the new form of identity and dress code. It is clear that society still finds such changes difficult to accept, but it would be better to try and understand the person’s view about why they decided to make such a decision.

Femininity Guide for Transgender Women

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Transsexuals have a yearning to live life to the fullest. This is the reason they are “reborn” when they get sex reassignment surgery. However, when they get a new lease on life thanks to the transsexual surgery, many transgender women are faced with the challenge of how to be a feminine. Women have a deeply ingrained need to look elegant and fashionable. There is a lot that goes into making a woman look stylish. For example, men often find a woman’s handbag to be a puzzling conundrum due to the variety of items that are found inside. Though clothes, accessories, and cosmetics cannot be ruled out as contributing to femininity, the following three points play a pivotal role in a woman’s life.

Understanding femininity

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As mentioned above, femininity is more than what one wears or puts on their face. Femininity stems from how one carries their body. Words that aptly and precisely capture femininity would be, “your body makes you feel sexy, your face makes you pretty, your smile makes you gorgeous, but it’s your mind that ices the cake by making you beautiful!” Therefore, it would suffice to say that no amount of money in this world could buy femininity because it is largely a disposition.

Some transgender women are at times reduced to employing “femininity coaches” so as to improve their femininity. However, while the hardest task for being a female is this aspect of understanding femininity, it must to be shouldered by the Transgender Woman, regardless of the cost of hiring a coach.

Your movement and voice

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Women do not walk or move slovenly; there is grace in their movements. Transgender women have to abide by such decorous body movement so as to stay in touch with their feminine side. As a transgender woman, if you do not want people to stare at you every time you saunter into a room, then you have to buckle down and train your body movements to mirror those of a female. At times, women don’t walk; they gracefully slide. Women don’t take a seat by dropping into a chair; they gently sit down. Women don’t sit down with their legs apart; the legs have to be neatly closed together.

When it comes to the voice, it has to be gentle like a falling feather. You can read magazines and watch videos like ‘Develop a Female Voice’ by Melanie Ann Phillips. You can also practice how to speak like a woman with a friend who is honest and unbiased. Whilst training how to speak and move like a woman, learn to constantly smile because it brings out your feminine side.

What you carry in a handbag

Transgender women find themselves carrying handbags, something that was probably foreign to them initially. Some examples of things that are a “must” in a woman’s handbag include the following: hand sanitizer, feminine hygiene products (tampons), deodorant, a compact mirror, lip products, cash, safety pins, a notebook and a pen.

Dos and Don’ts When Dating a Transgender Woman

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If you have finally decided to take the plunge and date a transgender woman, then there are some things you need to learn so as to make your relationship worthwhile. First of all, dating a transgender woman is no walk in the park. Your friends and family might not be accepting of such a move. However, the popular adage “love conquers all” holds water, because if you can make a relationship successful, others will eventually come around or you will learn how to deal with those who don’t understand. Below are some of the Do’s and Don’ts of dating a transgender woman

Dos

Be at peace with your decision

Deciding whether you really want to date a Transgender woman should top your priority list in the Dos of dating a transgender woman. This is vital because the journey of dating a transgender woman can be bumpy. You have to accept that dating a transgender woman does not make you gay.

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Take good care of yourself

Dating a transgender woman is akin to dating a not transgender one. The need to look good cannot be understated. Always dress modestly and hit the gym if needed for you to be more attractive to your transgender lady.

Stand up for her

As mentioned earlier, society has many prejudices, and there is much discrimination against transgender woman. Men who date them have also received the same treatment at times. You might even be told that you are not a ‘real’ man because you are dating a ‘fake’ woman. However, you should develop a tough skin and always defend your transgender woman against any form of discrimination.

Treat your transgender woman with respect

As society continues to bask in the bliss of ignorance – and consequently make the lives of transgender women hell – you should endeavor to love your woman with all your heart. Just because she is a transgender woman, does not make her any less of a human. Transgender women are worthy of love and respect.

Compliment her

Transgender women always strive to look their best. You can complement her efforts by simply complimenting her looks. Also compliment her body, but make sure it’s moderate so that you don’t come across as an amorous pervert.

Don’ts

Don’t be too curious

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Just like how curiosity is hazardous for cats, the same can apply to you if you are dating a Transgender women. Do not assume that just because you are in a relationship with her that it gives you the authority to question her about her past. Be gentle with her. She will tell you all you need to know when she feels safe enough to do so.

Don’t be amorous

Transgenders have been known to have voluptuous bodies that make men drool like fools. However, if you are dating a transgender, no matter how hot she is, you should never seem to be hell-bent on having sex with her. Transgender women have been through a lot and are therefore very cautious before inviting you to their bedrooms. Your patience might be put to the test, but if it triumphs, great sex awaits you!

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