When you start to transition gender, you will most likely have certain ideas about how things will go. You will probably be very excited, and looking forward to all the positive changes in your life. However, there will be changes you don’t expect! For me, the biggest surprise was how people changed in the way they treat me, and how I have had to adjust to these changes. In short, I have been forced to man up! In this post I share my experiences, and offer some tips about how to cope with changing expectations.
Ten years on is a good time to sit back and think about how my life has changed since I started to transition gender from female to male. How has my life changed? Is it better or worse now? Would I do it again if I had to live the same life again? In short, was transitioning gender from female to male the right thing for me to do?
Here is a step-by-step guide plus video to show you how trans men can achieve a more masculine appearance with designer stubble.
Are you thinking about starting shaving for the first time in your life? That’s an exciting time! One of the great joys of transitioning gender for many trans men is that we get to start shaving. However, there is one little catch: most of us don’t have a father to teach us how to shave. And while it is not rocket science, it is also important to do it right. This guide will explain the tools and techniques of shaving for those who are about to start shaving for the very first time.
Chest binding is done to flatten out the appearance of the chest. A wide range of people practice chest binding, and it is commonly done by trans men who have not had top surgery. If you are a trans man who is considering doing some chest binding and wants to do it safely, then this complete guide to chest binding for trans men is for you! It includes information on kinds of binders, how to measure your chest for a binder, resources for cash-strapped trans men, and important health considerations.
Here’s a guide to packing underwear. There are a whole lot of very affordable options out there. Good packing underwear can make your life as a trans man or FTM easier, by ensuring you feel more comfortable about passing. And also by making you feel relaxed and safe, because you know you are not going to be embarrassed by having your packer fall out of your pants!
I just watched Jeff Varner outing Zeke Smith as trans on Survivor. No one has the right to out anyone anywhere, any time – let alone on a TV show watched by millions of people. The change that Jeff Varner just made to Smith’s life might turn out all right – and it might be catastrophic. Since transitioning from female to male, I have worked hard on being stealth – that is, I allow people to think that I have always been seen as male by everybody. I never disclose my trans status to anyone. Here are my reasons for this, and how I achieve it. Bottom line – every one has the right to live the way they choose, and NO one has the right to take this away from them.
The Buck-OFF Buck Angel FTM Stroker is the first sex toy designed especially for transmen. I tried it out and found it to be a lot of fun, so here is my review of this interesting new product.
Here’s a guide to what to look for when you buy a packer. There are a whole lot of very affordable options out there! A good packer can make your life as a trans man or FTM easier, by ensuring you feel more comfortable about passing. A packer is a phallic object worn in the underwear to give the appearance of having a penis. Packers are most often used by transmen/FTMs. Packers can range from a rolled-up sock stuffed down your underpants, to a very expensive medical prosthesis that is attached to the body with surgical glue. And then there are a whole lot in-between, and many choices in the under-one-hundred-dollars zone.
I found it incredibly hard to transition gender from female to male at work. It took me two years to work up the courage, but I finally did it. Everyone was very polite, but I really felt like no one really accepted that my change was a reality. Certainly, many people kept forgetting and using […]
What Makes Us FTM? There are a variety of theories about what makes us FTM. It’s my belief that it starts in the womb, when the brain is masculinized but the body is feminized, due to a mistake in the sequence of hormonal “baths” that the fetus is exposed to. Interestingly, it has in fact […]