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Telling a potential new roommate that I'm transitioning. by Ernest Buzzbanks - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 03:31:25 EST ID:p0f9+u4y No.368017 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I have a possible new roommate moving in, replacing an old one.

I hold the lease on the apartment, although she'd be on it too if she moves in.

However, I have not told her that I'm transitioning. I'm working on week 3 of hormones right now.

Should I tell her? Do you guys have experience on the matter? Advice to give?

I've been talking with her for a few days and she seems pretty cool. Stoner, just general nice person, etc.
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Walter Blunninglure - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:48:08 EST ID:03xjja79 No.368035 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sorry for the double posts, my phone is really graying it up.
Jack Mopperhall - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:50:15 EST ID:N3Ly+PUR No.368036 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't know why she needs to know at this point. Or ever, really.

I could see needing to tell her if she were planning on moving in with a female who was planning on taking T and becoming a 200 lb. yoked Buck Angel type. But I don't see how your transition would be threatening to her in any way.

I suppose telling her would allow you to gauge whether she's going to be unpleasant about your transition, in which case you probably wouldn't want her for a roommate.
Isabella Denderfuck - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:52:27 EST ID:sdSF0g6k No.368041 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Good luck.

And of course you're gonna have to tell us how it went.
Archie Nubblecocke - Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:57:36 EST ID:p0f9+u4y No.368073 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here's how it went - she didn't even say anything about it. But, she kept being super stoked about moving in, when I talked to her later about her being able to move in, she was down, and she still seems to like me a lot, and nothing's changed at all. So I'm just going to assume she doesn't give a shit lol.
Archie Nubblecocke - Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:59:55 EST ID:p0f9+u4y No.368074 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also she's definitely moving in. She even gave me the first month's rent. She's on the other end of the continent from me, although she's from where I live.

Taking Hormones Abroad by William Brebbledock - Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:47:01 EST ID:6Uq4HvgK No.368063 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm doing DIY HRT. Anyone have any stories about how easy it is to take hormones through airport security to other countries? I've done it domestically before and see that the TSA doesn't check medication (at least on carryon bags), which is nice, but what about elsewhere (like, theoretically, Japan)?
Martha Lightham - Tue, 18 Mar 2014 02:13:34 EST ID:Og0eDHem No.368067 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't know about japan but I've gotten 3 month's worth of estrofem and spiro into Canada without problems. I had a letter from my doctor telling them what I was taking and how much and that I was being monitored.
Martha Lightham - Tue, 18 Mar 2014 02:14:17 EST ID:Og0eDHem No.368068 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I'm from the UK by the way.
Clara Brookwell - Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:56:53 EST ID:N3Ly+PUR No.368072 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's not really "airport security" you need to worry about, it's customs and immigration. They're the ones who enforce the country's laws re: importation of medicines.

If you're interested in traveling to Japan, you'll definitely want to check things out beforehand. My sister-in-law is Japanese and she has often complained about how difficult it is to get hormonal birth control over there. They're weird about some things. I guess the government is pissy about hormones because of the low birth rate.

I don't know if that would affect hormones for HRT, but know before you go.

Stallone got hassled by Australian customs a while back because he brought testosterone into the country. He's prescribed it, 'cause he's over 60 now, and his career depends on being ripped, which is pretty tough without T when you're a senior citizen. Australia DGAF about his prescription.

How did you know? by Shit Pickbanks - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:37:39 EST ID:jEnu9XF5 No.368052 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm lost. I'll spare you the details but what made you transition? I can't see myself as a man for much longer but my only doubt is that i haven't started yet (family, friends, if it doesnt work out idk what I'd hope for)
Charlotte Dozzlewore - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:39:42 EST ID:R+zDunIL No.368061 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>but what made you transition?

After a lot of reflection it just seemed like the right thing to do. That feeling had been there strongly between 4-11, and then was this weird confusing/depressing clusterfuck from 12-18. At 19 it just seemed I wasn't getting any younger and I made a terrifying leap, glad I did.

It's just hard to deny it after a while... men don't want to be girls. Whatever age you're at OP it isn't normal to be longing to be a woman... that's something transsexuals do. You shouldn't doubt yourself.
Fanny Doshtatch - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:39:48 EST ID:ZpQQd4np No.368062 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My life was in shambles and had been for quite awhile. I lived distraction to distraction, panic attack to panic attack, yearning for death to embrace me and end the suffering. Unable to leave the house or interact with strangers without severe anxiety. I started to realize that I wasn't going to have a worthwhile life until I took action, as scary as that might be. So I started taking baby steps, and gradually it got done. Looking back I was a fool for ever hesitating and letting it get that bad in the first place.

For context, I started visiting this board three years before I transitioned.
Walter Pittway - Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:24:11 EST ID:3XXB4Dko No.368064 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>feeling lost and socially anxious
>come to /cd/
>first page has exactly what i was looking for
God, i love this place.
I feel like i'm about to take those first baby steps, but idk where to start.
do you have any advice on that?
Fanny Doshtatch - Tue, 18 Mar 2014 02:37:58 EST ID:ZpQQd4np No.368069 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>I feel like i'm about to take those first baby steps, but idk where to start.
do you have any advice on that?


If you're planning to come out at some point in the future then start writing a letter. Make it detailed with sources, treat it like you would a research paper on yourself. Even if you don't send the letter it will be good for you and help you gain confidence.

Start practicing voice, its never too early.

If you're any bit overweight then try to slim down.

Start thinking about how you'll finance transition, this may seem daunting especially if you're poor like me. DIY HRT can be cheaper and more available, so you may want to go ahead and start thinking about that. I had planned to go the informed consent route but it proved too expensive. Lets just say that I don't eat out or buy video games anymore.

Start building your wardrobe with some androgynous clothing that will be useful both now and later.
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Am I a passable woman? by Phyllis Tillingman - Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:34:13 EST ID:fITVJ22M No.366421 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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My name is Bella and I am a trans.
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David Muffingman - Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:52:58 EST ID:JIaM5mp/ No.367462 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The first pic is bad but its bad on purpose. If this girl actually tried she would look pretty cute.
Betsy Gizzlewill - Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:46:30 EST ID:iTty4R// No.367488 Ignore Report Quick Reply
All I can see is someone who probably has an awesome personality and a cute face.
Sophie Sassleman - Sun, 16 Mar 2014 10:34:10 EST ID:UhoYKgA4 No.367980 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Hey girls! I bought a new skirt!
Ebenezer Grandman - Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:13:27 EST ID:7wLIUJo6 No.367983 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thanks for the comments. I do feel like a mismatched gender. nb
Edward Cliddlemadging - Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:07:10 EST ID:F79fdtFr No.367999 Ignore Report Quick Reply
stop trolling you aren´t a trans
obviously a cisgirl trying to get attention
or IF and only IF you are really a trans : 100000/10

Transsexual Hierarchy: The House Slave V.S. The Field Hand. by Sidney Biffingdale - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:30:05 EST ID:ZpQQd4np No.368042 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The trans community sucks in many ways, its petty, fragmented, and sometimes outright obnoxious. Either its a circle jerk, a ruthless game of "who's better", or just entirely absent when you need it. Its bad enough that post transition you feel like ignoring the whole mess altogether. You're part of a tiny embattled minority that is divided over nothing but petty validation games. Why?

Here are some of the divisions:

Who is passable?:
>"I don't want to associate with unpassable transsexuals because they might out me or give me dysphoria."
Throw in a hint of Just-World Hypothesis as a justification for thinking less of the unpassable.

Stage of transition:
>"Now that I've had SRS I'm a real woman."
People wielding treatments for dysphoria like there video game achievements showing how "dedicated" they are.

Official or DIY HRT:
>"If you DIY then you're self-harming, only official gets results."
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Isabella Worringshaw - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:46:13 EST ID:pwd2Onfb No.368054 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Without younger people willing to out themselves this is the case. By hiding we perpetuate the need to hide. I admit that I do it, but I'd like to imagine that we could make a world where it wasn't necessary or desirable.
the internet is here though and as long as you do just a little bit of searching you'll eventually come across an internet community with younger trans people. it allows us to inspire people without putting ourselves at risk for discrimination

>lol. Its more that I respect the *need* for a neutral pronoun. They/their/them seems to be catching on sufficiently that the others may fall to the wayside.
I can, too and I hope that that does catch on. but this whole "everyone gets new pronouns!" thing is really dumb and it will die very quickly as soon as they try to take their tumblr ideology into real life

and the reason people don't like tumblr is because you get people saying they want to be men because they don't fit stereotypes for women to a T, and at the same time don't want to take testosterone or stop wearing makeup and dresses. I can't help but go WHHYYY when these people say they're trans, why why why?

there's a major difference between truly feeling like you don't fit in between the two sexes, and saying "oh I don't wanna be a girl anymore because this new label I found on tumblr sounds cool!"
William Brebbledock - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:01:03 EST ID:6Uq4HvgK No.368055 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>tumblr kids (who loaned their gender ideology from TERFs)

I haven't heard about this divide before; could someone explain?
David Chunderbutch - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:27:04 EST ID:bLkwrJKo No.368056 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Janice Raymond, who was the TERF who removed trans care and discrimination protection, said that transsexuals transition because they're unhappy with their gender role, that they prefere the opposite sex's gender role so they change their sex to match up with the gender role... Which I think is why she thought transsexualism was immoral, though I would think she had a lot of other reasons as well.
The tumblr kids says that sometimes gender roles and expectations causes "dysphoria", and because of that psuedo-social dysphoria they are "trans*" (and not cis, even though they're comfortable with their sex), also I've seen some that basically say that sometimes that psuedo-social dysphoria becomes so severe that people transition. They do buy into the "gender = gender roles" thing, as they tend to be into feminism. To them being trans is basically a "social phenomenon", and not a medical condition (also deny the idea of "brain sex"), and those who consider it a medical condition and thinks that you need body/sex dysphoria to be trans are "truscum". It's fucked up, it's like a very weird version of TERFism, it's quite absurd really.
William Brebbledock - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:58:29 EST ID:6Uq4HvgK No.368058 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I don't know what TERFism is, but thank you for the education!
Polly Siblingsod - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:03:28 EST ID:pwd2Onfb No.368059 Ignore Report Quick Reply
trans-exclusionary radical feminism

they refuse to see trans women as women and trans men as men, won't allow trans women into women-only events, and many want to prevent trans people from getting the help they need (at least from what I understand on the last part)

Stopping Medication by Eliza Dibberhood - Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:32:03 EST ID:6Uq4HvgK No.367824 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Since this is something that I've seen lots of people worrying about on the board, I'm curious: what's the issues with stopping HRT, whether it's prescribed or DIY? I could see stuff like fat distribution going out of wack, but that's easily fixable once you get back on them. Or does stopping/pausing HRT lead to whatever breasts you've grown getting gobbled back up by your body or something?
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Barnaby Minkinshit - Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:45:42 EST ID:vkyT1A1Z No.367834 Ignore Report Quick Reply
like any boobs, they will sag with lack of estrogen, and once they do it's not reversable
Jarvis Sabberspear - Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:46:05 EST ID:6Uq4HvgK No.367919 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I see. Well, those are all sucky things.

How long does it take for the sagging to happen? Is it an 'Oh crap, I can't take them for a month.' situation, or a 'Oh crap, I can't take them for six months' one?
Reuben Wovingshaw - Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:25:15 EST ID:OTcCIOLF No.367922 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The worst part about going off HRT is just the overall aura of masculinity that comes back, even in days. Any body or facial hair you have will grow faster and darker, breakouts from the rapid hormone swings, bulky muscle will start to come back, just a terrible feeling overall.
Fanny Mushkudge - Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:35:28 EST ID:9Smdlkg6 No.367923 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I had to go off for like 4 months and yeah; facial hair darkened, and i went from forgetting i had a penis basically to jerking off 2-3 times/day. I was way more "masculine" after quitting than I ever was before.
William Brebbledock - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:57:11 EST ID:6Uq4HvgK No.368057 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Bleh, well, basically I can't get back on them without a miracle for about three months or so. Here's hoping nothing big screws me over in the meantime, I'm just turning 25 after all...

Getting my crotch lasered by Augustus Sillerteck - Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:54:57 EST ID:35DCMIJa No.367946 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /cd/, I'm planning on having srs in the next couple years. I really need it, but I'm just working on saving up the money. Right now though I've got a certificate for 3 lasering sessions and the money to do more as needed. I wanted to deal with my hair down there that way when I do have the money I'll already have that out of the way.

I'm not sure though, is there a standard pattern for where I need it lasered for any doctor? I know some doctors don't require it, but that doesn't change the fact that in those cases you can end up getting hair in your vagina. I don't want to risk that at all, and it can't hurt to have it done even if the doctor doesn't require it. Plus shaving my bikini line is a pain anyway.
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Emma Blebbleridge - Sun, 16 Mar 2014 04:39:08 EST ID:p0f9+u4y No.367972 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm not OP but the guarantee that you won't have hair inside your vagina is a big plus, lol.
Isabella Pinkinmork - Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:58:52 EST ID:35DCMIJa No.368004 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, like I said I already have a certificate for 3 free lasering sessions, and I've already done my face, and my parents will cover whatever is left. I'd just rather have it done than worry about any possibility of having hair in my vagina eventually. It can happen with any surgeon, since hair grows through growth cycles and may not be completely eliminated by the surgeon.
Samuel Snoddale - Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:22:21 EST ID:iTty4R// No.368009 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Your penis and testicles will shrivel in pain. :>
Isabella Pinkinmork - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:23:52 EST ID:35DCMIJa No.368037 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Isn't that a good thing?
Nell Soffingstone - Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:06:08 EST ID:IA3QYnLO No.368047 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dysphoria is pain.
Physical pain is pain.

Is one form good but no the other?

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