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Harm Reduction Notes for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Transition surprises

- Thu, 20 Feb 2020 04:26:04 EST 086e0sPA No.407071
File: 1582190764653.jpg -(709810B / 693.17KB, 1500x2048) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Transition surprises
Things that you never expected about transitioning. Like actual stuff not the obvious stuff that they put on all the 101 lists.

·My allergies went away, however
·I started getting migraines
·My alcohol tolerance went down, never thought this was hormonally regulated
·Can't sleep on my belly anymore, causes boob pain :(
·Once you hit a certain level of passability cis people suddenly stop noticing all the non-passy things about you, it's like they categorized you so they become blind
·My refractory period is much shorter, ie I can have multiple orgasms
·The thinner skin thing is actually quite noticeable, I bleed more easily if I get a scrape at work and I have to be careful when using vibrators not to rub the skin raw

Been thinking about this for a while and now I finally type it I can't remember the other things I thought of... anyway what did you truly not expect?
Ebenezer Fadgeway - Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:50:07 EST g/Bx05E8 No.407078 Reply
Here's a dude version.
>very first effect of testosterone is dick growth and a few months of spontaneous erections
>porn got good
>as did my own scent; being gay and getting blasted with male pheromones was a hilarious combination
>but then your sense of smell disappears lol
>facial and body hair STILL coming in like 11 years later
>masturbation technique changes
>feel a lot better mentally, just sane and...well in a way not experienced since probly before puberty
>people in academic settings started listening to my opinions for no reason
>women run away from me at night :(((
Hugh Pebbledodge - Thu, 20 Feb 2020 22:29:39 EST LKzeRb2X No.407084 Reply
idk if it's the e or spiro but i've been on HRT for a month and beyond the typical stuff just starting to come in, the most remarkable thing was I noticed that whippets hit different, a lot harder, like I'll have a good 30-60sec of visuals after exhaling

weed is pretty much the same but way less crippling anxiety and self-loathing

haven't tried anything else, and I've stopped smoking for a bit and quit nitrous unless I'm on another drug

all in all im incredibly excited to experiment with drugs all over again

nother thing is that I haven't noticed breast tenderness to speak of yet but weirdly started noticing my inner thighs felt sore, maybe that's just from sitting differently though

the main things to happen immediately like most people say is psychological and emotional, that's the only real big thing I've noticed, it's really hard to describe but I still have the same anxieties about the same things but they seem surmountable in a way they never have, i look different to myself. my sense of compassion and empathy has also gotten a lot stronger, in particular towards my enemies, I still have strong beliefs but it's much harder for me to dehumanize people I disagree with in my mind. I also no longer have the sense that everyone or even most people are disgusted by the whole thing. I realized I was kind of projecting my self-loathing onto other people
Esther Fungerbury - Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:41:48 EST eYssy9wX No.407090 Reply
-My allergies also used to be way worse, i never really connected to the two, but now i wonder...
-boys smell good, this felt very much like a surprising discovery
-migraines :(
-people talk over you more often
-bullshitting facts and academic subjects stops working
-strangers are superficially much nicer to you in most settings
-but Bros get really condescending about typical 'guy stuff'
-that i would awkwardly be mistaken for a trans guy about as often as i 'passed' for a cis girl
Hugh Pebbledodge - Fri, 21 Feb 2020 18:41:33 EST LKzeRb2X No.407091 Reply
the smell thing is interesting because as someone who was mostly homosexual before deciding to transition i already liked it, and don't particularly like how girls smell and tbh I've only been on it for a month and I'm not really looking forward to mine changing, but I mean I also get that one's own smells different to them no matter what, so idk

the thing that continues to get me though is the overwhelming sense of relief i feel, there isn't a shred of doubt left, I feel completely in my mind body and soul that I am right and I'm doing the best thing i could ever do about it, all my insecurities are still there to a lesser extent, but with the added it is what it is feeling it all of us sudden switched from there being something wrong with ME to there being something wrong with anyone who would hate me for who I am
Jenny Braddleham - Fri, 21 Feb 2020 19:55:34 EST Gr6eN3Pt No.407092 Reply
despite being on a diuretic my stream is noticeably weaker and it takes for fucking ever
Matilda Soshbury - Sat, 22 Feb 2020 11:45:13 EST g/Bx05E8 No.407094 Reply
>the added it is what it is feeling it all of us sudden switched from there being something wrong with ME to there being something wrong with anyone who would hate me for who I am
I relate. I think that perspective shift is really good. Although somewhat stressful, actually, given that educating the masses is harder than taking hormones.
Frederick Hiddlekock - Sat, 22 Feb 2020 14:26:14 EST LKzeRb2X No.407097 Reply
>given that educating the masses is harder than taking hormones.

i used to get worked up about this too but between the psychological effects of transitioning and spending years studying this shit i no longer feel the responsibility to justify my existence on a day to day basis

i've spent so much time researching and debating this shit that i never see an argument on the right i can't tear apart in my head, and it's a waste of time to argue with these people because they just don't care about facts, it's the same as climate change denial and being antivax, it's a dangerous, destructive belief that needs to be dealt with but you can't logic it away

at the end of the day, no single individuals personal beliefs have any bearing on reality, and the culture war is won slowly and methodically, not entirely through reasoned debate, because again a lot of these people knowingly do not care about facts, but also through the educational system, the media, deplatforming, etc
George Senkinfidging - Sat, 22 Feb 2020 18:27:32 EST 3fOs+VNb No.407100 Reply
The thing that blew my mind after transition (when passing of course) was that people, even with an ID in theirs hands where is (still) specified male (photo and name changed but not the gender yet), don't see anymore the "M". They don't see anymore the gender and even in very strict administration offices, they use female. My bank was even more incredible. Once when I needed some information and had to give my ID because it was related to my bank account. The guy checked the thing and very embarrassed, told me there was an error in the system because I was marked as male. Of course I didn't explained the situation, I just looked at him and said amused... I really don't understand why the error. He asked me if I allow him to make a photo copy of my ID in order to change my gender on my bank account. Of course, said yes (told myself someone will notice int the process the M on my ID and won't work). And guess what, he even asked a collegue female to look with him on the situation, and the woman said the same. Didn't understood why there was an error on my gender in the system, while looking at my ID with a big fat M printed on it. And after making this photocopy of my ID, they "finally" changed my gender in the system and now my bank account is "Mrs." instead of "M". And just so you know, at the beginning of my transition, when I wasn't passing, I asked the same bank if they would be kind enough to change my gender and they refused, because the law in our country won't let them change the gender if the ID is not changed. So, yeah ... I got at least this. I'm in the process of changing my gender but it's long because it's still a court that decide for this in my country, based on "evidence" - like GRS, proving that I live like a woman on a daily basis, etc. So very annoying, long and humiliating. That's why I didn't changed my gender yet...
Cedric Pippersetch - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 12:21:06 EST g/Bx05E8 No.407102 Reply
Ugh, I still feel personally obligated to interface with dumb people about this. Part of it is having had to justify myself so hard as a young teen (I came out early and well before the media exposure boom), and part of it is I have passing priv now and no longer have to justify shit, so I feel like I have the leeway to be a Trans Representative. It's honestly probly unhealthy and something I need to address.
Barnaby Pizzlehack - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 17:51:45 EST LKzeRb2X No.407103 Reply
i mean i still do it, but now it's not because of insecurity, it's just because i have so little else going for me that i like to dunk on people who are dumber than i am

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