Content Note: I won't be describing any abuse or assault. I'm acknowledging I'm a repeat survivor, my barriers in accessing care around this. Check in with yourself as need be both before and as you read this. I went to therapy regularly for nearly a decade. I began going to access letters as required under … Continue reading Limits of therapy and DIY coping strategies for abuse and sexual assault history
Have you experienced jock itch? If so how did you handling it? I just brought some gold bond body spray. I start all my showers by rinsing all around my nut sac with a handheld shower head, in warmer weather I often have a 2nd "shower" strictly to rinse my junk. And after patting dry … Continue reading Post-scrotoplasty query: Jock Itch (tmi)
Is there any scientific evidence to back up the belief HRT can shorten your life? They used to assume that our experience of T would mirror that of cis men, that's where the notion that our cardiovascular risk rises upon going on T comes from. But those studies on cis men are largely done on … Continue reading Inquiry: Does Hormone Therapy Shorten Life Expectancy
This inquiry took place over IM, and was amidst a larger conversation. So I don't have a neat starting question, but copied and pasted the bit that made me realise this topic, which I've touched on before, deserved its own entry. \The exact "she" referenced below is irrelevant. Like many others, she's a cis woman … Continue reading Inquiry: The Infantalisation of Trans Men
My experience with dating cishet women is limited, and my reasons for not being interested in dating cishet women anymore have nothing to do with devaluing cisness or heterosexuality. A number of cishet women who know my medical history have hit on me over the years. This might be flattering if they didn't often throw … Continue reading Cishet Women Who Flirt but Won’t Date Trans Men
I was a semi-professional athlete. For various reasons, mostly revolving around competing as a woman/sexism, I was never sponsored, and there were some competitions I was prevented from entering. I competed in the men category at some competitions prior to coming out as trans, and this despite having, at the time, virtually no testosterone in … Continue reading Intersex Athletes
How do you know if you have dysphoria? All I know is that I am very uncomfortable in my own body, I don't like my sex characteristics at all, a lot of the time. I just don't feel right and I feel a discomfort that I cannot quite put my finger on. I feel disconnected, … Continue reading Inquiry: Do You Have Dysphoria
Didn't want it, and would rather not have it. Small potato, I know. Playing myself a small violin.