Tag Archives: trans man

What Does Body Dysphoria Feel Like?

Body dysphoria. The incongruity between what the brain expects the body to be versus how the body is actually configured. For trans people, this can (but doesn’t always) include varying degrees, permutations and combinations of feelings and discomfort around the … Continue reading

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Easter Nightmares Put to Rest – Revisited

I’ve been working on a new blog post, but today, my mind is being drawn to the past.  Some of those old feelings of Easter dread are bobbing up to the surface just enough to get a little bit of … Continue reading

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Capt. James T. Kirk – Trans Man for a Day

On June 3, 1969, Episode #24 of the third season of Star Trek, entitled “Turnabout Intruder,” aired on CBS.  I was eight years old at the time, almost nine when I watched it, and it blew me away.  That episode … Continue reading

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An Island of Closet in a Sea of Outness

A few weeks ago, I was at the salon where I’ve been getting my hair cut for over 10 years.  I was reclined in one of those sink-chairs, my legs sprawled out in front of me, a towel behind my … Continue reading

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Part 2 – Sex Steroids, Estrogen Blockers and What’s in Your Bones

In our last episode, Robin had entered the Bat Cave unannounced and unwittingly walked in while Batman was giving himself his bi-weekly injection of testosterone cypionate.  Robin stopped dead in his tracks and stood staring.  Batman glanced up and, without … Continue reading

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Sex Steroids, Estrogen Blockers and What’s In Your Bones – Part 1

I’m thinking that maybe I should take a class on how to write better titles for posts. I guess I was looking for some continuity from the previous posts on biology.  If only I had not been trying to make … Continue reading

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Getting Some Facts Straight About Matt Rice and Thomas Beatie

I figured that one day I would get into some sort of protracted thread of comments with one of my blogs, but I didn’t expect it to happen so soon.  Well, now is as good as time as any I … Continue reading

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Why I Thank Thomas Beatie

According to Wikipedia, the most accurate source of information in the entire universe, there is a very short list of animals on this planet that have the remarkable capability for “male pregnancy”:  seahorses, pipefish, sea dragons (in the family Syngnathidea) and … Continue reading

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Escalating Doubts of Manhood

I thought I was in the Minneapolis airport the other day, but it turns out I was actually in Cincinnati.  I’d like to think it was an easy mistake to make.  I was tired.  And the two former Northwest terminals look … Continue reading

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Part 2 of: Beards, Baldness and What’s in Your Pants

Following several emails and comments to my previous blog on hair growth (and *other* growth), I thought I would provide a few NSFAQS (not so frequently asked questions): Q.  If a trans guy goes on testosterone hormone replacement therapy, will … Continue reading

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