Femmes and Family: Are you a femme who needs a... →
femmesandfamily: Are you new to identifying as a femme? Closeted? Young? Isolated? Or just need extra support? Femmeffirmations is a BRAND NEW blog dedicated to finding established femme mentors for other femmes who need community. All you need to do to request a mentor is send a message to the blog (link… May be of interest to some of our followers.
Anonymous asked: Sometimes after i do my shot, a bit of the T fluid comes out at the injection site, should this be a concern? If yes, is there some technique to keep it from doing this?
Anonymous asked: Can I wear my packer to the airport? Or would I have to take it out at the security thing? I'm going on a trip soon and I'm nervous.
Ryan Scout_FTM: Donation Page For Transgender Girl... →
ryansallans: Have you held out on buying girl scout cookies because you wanted to find a way to support Bobby’s Girl Scout Troop? Will, here is one option…minus receiving the cookies. Which, for me, is a good thing because those thin mints are like eating delicious air…here one second, gone the next. …
Anonymous asked: Hello, gentlemen-- Thank you for an excellent blog. A question about testosterone & birth control: I am a transman in an LTR (seven years) with a cisman, and we enjoy activities that require birth control. I have an IUD, and I am on T for two months. IUD is, at times, uncomfortable-- and painful to insert-- so I need another method (not barrier, ty) in the next few years. After my cycle has...
Taking Submissions for February!
Hey guys! We here at Art of Transliness wanted to open up another month-long submission event similar to the one we did a few months ago (trans* guys and their pets, remember?!) This month, in light of Valentine’s Day we wanted to have a submission theme of trans* guys and their supporters! This could be significant others/partners, parents/guardians, friends/siblings, whatever really! We...
Anonymous asked: 1/2: Okay, so this question is a bit awkward for me, so I'll stay on anon. I've been on T for six months, post-op for about eight, and I've never been dysphoric about my "bottom half." I'm still not, but I'm interested in using a "strap-on" or whatever you'd like to call it, and so is my girlfriend. I've been searching for the right...
Why I'm Not Saying "Tr*nny" And I'd Like It If You... →
tofuboots: “Sure, sometimes trans guys get called tr*nny. But let’s please be real: It’s not that often, and it’s a recent phenomenon. Maybe we’ll get to the point where it’s a common enough slur against trans men that we can start to have the reclamation conversation. But man, I hope we don’t. It’s depressing and comical, us wanting our very own slur.”
Anonymous asked: What exactly are hormone blockers? Do you have to be a certain age to be allowed to take them?
In the 1960’s “sex changes” in the United States and the UK became legal. Before that time it was illegal for a physician to modify people’s genitals for the purpose of sex reassignment, especially the genitals of those assigned male at birth. Taken from The First Man-Made Man, The Story of Two Sex Changes, One Love Affair, and a Twentieth-Century Medical Revolution by...
Androgel Q and A
As many of you already know, Zak has used Androgel for his testosterone since the beginning of his transition, while Adrian has been on injections. From time to time we’ve received questions about the gel, and also noticed the lack of information out there on it and the large amounts of misinformation floating around about it. Here’s a Q and A to hopefully clear everything up: Q: How...
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Write in un-anonymously or email us at email@example.com. We don’t check the email account every day, but it’s the best shot (other than writing in un-anonymously) at talking to us if you want to ask us personal questions of any kind. Also please remember our ask policy, we’ve been getting a lot of asks lately and can’t answer all of them so its best if you follow...
Daddyhood Transcribed →
A man of transsexual experience blogs about fatherhood. He starts the blog with he and his wife learning about insemination or choosing a sperm donor, follows his wife’s pregnancy, and now talks about raising twins.
Anonymous asked: Hello. I was wondering about hormone blockers. I'm 16 and started puberty at about 11, so I'm not sure what the blockers will do. (I'm on the pill for my monthly stuff already.) Considering my age and point in puberty, will blockers much, if at all? Thanks.
Anonymous asked: I'm a Girl Scout, pre-Op & pre-T, only out to a few people, and while I've heard of accounts of MtF Girl Scouts, I haven't seen much on FtM Girl Scouts who are younger than eighteen. I know once you are older than eighteen, you can be any sex or gender, but I may come out sooner, only /identifying/ as FtM and getting ready for transition. My troop means a lot to me and I want to...
It wasn’t until the 1930s that lab manufactured, synthetic testosterone and estrogen both became available.
Anonymous asked: I'm a trans guy in the middle of his teenage years. I doubt my family would react well to me coming out plus we're rather poor so I don't plan on transitioning until I turn 18. Are there ways for me to sort of transition without my parents knowing? I had cut my hair short but I'm growing it out - I like long hair - so nothing about hair.
Once a Daughter, Now a Son: The Mother of a... →
samorchard: persistenceanthology: Flamingo Rampant! Gender Independent Kids Books Persistence contributor S. Bear Bergman has launched an amazing new project - Flamingo Rampant!, a children’s book series featuring trans characters. You can support this project through Kickstarter. Tell your friends! There’s so much awesomeness in this project I just can’t even begin to explain. I know that...
Anonymous asked: If there is still a bit of T left in your vial, is it okay to inject it or no?
In 1923, Magnus Hirschfeld, a gay physician and activist in Berlin, became the first author to use the term “transsexual” in a medical paper to describe a class of men and women who were gripped by the conviction that they’d been born into the wrong body.
Anonymous asked: I will not be financially able to get bottom surgery for quite a while but do you know of any site or resources about phalloplasty? I've done quite a bit of googling but I can't find much.
Why Black Gay and Transgender Americans Need More... →
crankyskirt: A report from the Fighting Injustice to Reach Equality (FIRE) initiative at the Center for American Progress (CAP).
10 Awesome People (Who Happen to be...
Recently an article has been circulating tumblr and the internet entitled “10 Handsome Men (Who Were Born Female).” While seeing a list of accomplished and successful trans* men is important, this list focuses heavily on the bodies of the individuals they list, as well as their birth names and female history. As an alternative, here are 10 awesome, successful trans* people on the...
Anonymous asked: I am 5'4" with a masculine, albeit miniature, body. Thus I have difficulty in finding professional and formal clothes that aren't ridiculously expensive (I'd love some Jimmy Au, but it's WAY out of my budget). Boys' clothes are shaped wrong, and even the size Smalls from affordable brands like Mossimo or Merona are way too large. Do you fellas have any recommendations...
Complete Guide to Surgery Scar Care... →
Anonymous asked: I know this has been asked more than once, but maybe you two gents could elaborate. I hear about how uncertain the relationship between hormones and orientation is, yet I hear some trans* individuals saying that it changes quite a bit in that regard no matter what. I'm engaged to a FAAB person and am considering T. I don't want our sexual relationship to be hampered or hurt by HRT. Can...
Anonymous asked: What advice would you give to a straight girl who is dating a ftm in a long distance relationship? My boy lives in Canada and I live in the USA, and I've never dated someone who is trans, but I really like my boyfriend, I don't know how to help him through dysphoria and everything else when I'm so far away. Please help!
neutrois: TONI: Transgender On-campus Nondiscrimination Information (TONI) Project Welcome to the Transgender On-campus Nondiscrimination Information (TONI) Project. This site is the first-of-its-kind space for students to share college and university policies important to transgender people, and organize for policy change on campus. http://www.transstudents.org
Anonymous asked: Hey. I was wondering if you knew of any articles, forums, or videos about dating experiences of gay transmen or genderqueer people that are more masculine identified who are interested in men. I tried finding some, but was unable to. I am genderqueer, and the whole prospect of dating and relationships is intimidating to me, and would just like to find some resources with some helpful tips.
Anonymous asked: do you have any tips of lesbian identified women dating transmen?
fuckyeahftmsofcolor: Looking for sexual health info? Cruising tips? Resources? Check out “Primed, The Back Pocket Guide for Trans Men and the Men Who Dig Them“and other resources at www.queertransmen.org Posted this before, but it’s always worth a reblog.
Anonymous asked: I tried to Google this I couldn't find an answer. I get a T shot every two weeks and I have no idea what my levels are throughout the cycle. For instance, I assume that my levels are the highest the day after and are the lowest the day before. Or, are my levels the same the entire time except low the day before?
As trans* people, we are so heavily dispersed in cissexism that we see an...– Ira Gray: 10 Handsome Men (Who Were Born Female) (via andythenerd)