I’m doing things a little different today, mostly because I promised some people that I was going to answer some questions for them, and this is how I handle that particular request.
As everyone–or just about everyone knows–I’m a transwoman. I’ve been out online and with friends for about two years now, and in March of this year I began living publicly as a woman. I started on hormone treatment back in July, and I’ve just passed three months on hormone replacement therapy.
You can imagine that not many people know the ins and outs of what I’m going through. It’s rare that people other than close friends know anyone trans, and until recently trans people in media were either played for laughs or we were psychos who usually committed the murder in whatever drama was bring presented. In other words, the majority of people who we might encounter in real life don’t know much about us.
This all came about a few weeks ago because there were people in one of my Facebook groups asking me about the stuff I do concerning my hormone injections. I was getting other questions asked as well, and it made me realize that, yes, people are curious, and not in a morbid way: they really want to know about these things that are happening in my life.
Since yesterday was my shot day I decided to put together a few videos that show the steps I go through for my injections, and also answer a few questions that have come up from time-to-time. So, if you’ll step this way . . .
This is a video going over the stuff I need for my injections, and I actually take you thought the process. You never see the injection, and I give you fair warning it’s happening in case you want to look away. As I say you don’t see anything, so safe all around.
The next two videos answer questions about hormones and injections, and–particularly with the second video–I get into the good and bad parts of going through hormone treatments. I give warning in the second video that discussions may get a little graphic, but only because I’m talking about naughty bits.
Okay, now we get to the one video that’s probably Not Save For Work or Kids. I get into a rather frank explanation of physical sexual responses, and how mine are changing. It’s pretty interesting, but as I said, it’s frank, so let me warn you once more: Sexy Talk Ahead! That’s even the name of the video. Click at your own risk.
And last but not least, a video that answers a question that I’ve been asked more than a few time: why are you doing this? For me, the answer isn’t surprising.
There it is: a part of my world as it currently exists. I hope it’s informative, and that it leads to more questions in the future that I can take time to answer. Because, believe me, the more people know about the sort of things that led up to my decision, and the aftermath of said decision, the more the stereotypes can be cast aside.
Like I say in one of the videos, once you get to know me I’m really a nice person–
No different than you.