This is a shaving guide plus how-to video for trans men. They explain the tools and techniques of shaving for those who are about to start shaving for the very first time. 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 post will help!
A Guide to Packers for TransMen/FTMs
This is a guide to packers transmen and FTMs. What should we look for when we buy a packer? There are a whole lot of very affordable options out there! A good packer can make your life as a transman or FTM easier, by ensuring you feel more comfortable about passing. This post also has […]
The Best Body Building Workout for Trans Men – Complete Guide
This is my complete guide to a beginner body building workout that is ideal for trans men/FTMs. This post includes my beginner workout, plus video guides to show you how to do the exercises properly. Also, I explain the choice of exercises, so you can see why these exercises will suit your own body building goals. Start transforming your body today. Because the old cliche is actually still true: today is the first day of the rest of your life.
How to Set Up a Private Body Building Center in Your Home
For trans guys, working out at home can be a perfect solution because you can build a brand new body in private. And it does not have to cost a lot of money. In this post, I explain how to set up your own private body building center in the privacy of your own home.
How to Set Up Your Own Body Building Program – A Guide for Trans Men/FTMs
This post explains how to set up your own custom weight training/body building program. It will help you to devise your own program, or to simply understand the program I will present in a future post. And it will also empower you to build your own more advanced workouts as you progress.
Tips for Success with Body Building for FTMs/Trans Men
Successful body building can be an enormous confidence booster for trans men. In this post we offer useful tips to help you get the most out of your weight training, and succeed in building a more masculine body.
Why Weight Training is Important for Trans Guys/FTMs
Weight training is important for trans guys/FTMs for many reasons. Are you thinking about doing some weight training? This post explains why body building is very important for trans guys/FTMs. Weight training will build not only your body, but also your confidence and self-esteem. It will also help boost your testosterone levels. And in the […]
A Guide to Packing Underwear for Transmen and FTMs
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!
Casting Call for FTMs Looking for Love!
Bunim/Murray Productions are looking for people in their thirties and forties who are FTM, single, and looking for love. This could be the chance of a lifetime for you.
The Amazon Prime Day Sale is HERE
The annual Amazon Prime Day Sale is HERE! The good news for online shoppers is that the biggest online sale of the year has started! It’s always the biggest Amazon sale of the year, so it’s well worth spending some time to check it out. And online shopping is discreet, so it is ideal for many of us transmen.
My First Experience of Getting a Job Just Because I’m (Now) a Man
Recently I got a job for no other reason than because I am a man. It was interesting, but it was also pretty awful. This kind of situation can be very challenging for trans men, especially if we only transitioned late in life. Here is my story of how that went for me. As trans men who pass, people sometimes have expectations that we simply cannot meet.
A Cheap Packing Hack for FTM Men
In this post, I share a cheap packing hack for FTM men that I recently figured out.
You Better Man up! Meeting Changing Expectations as You Transition Gender from Female to Male
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.
Was Transitioning Gender from Female to Male the Right Thing for Me?
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?
Guide to Designer Stubble for a More Masculine Look for Trans Men
Here is a step-by-step guide plus video to show you how trans men can achieve a more masculine appearance with designer stubble.
A Complete Guide to Chest Binding for Trans Men
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.
Why I am a Stealth Trans Man – and Thoughts on Jeff Varner and Zeke Smith
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.
Buck-OFF Buck Angel FTM Stroker Review – the First Sex Toy Designed especially for Transmen
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.
Men at work – Being a Transman at Work
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 (trans men)?
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 […]
Tips for recovering from a hysterectomy for transmen
Based on my own experience, here are some tips for recovering from a hysterectomy for transmen Hysterectomy is a common FTM gender-confirming surgery. However, it can be a lot harder to recover from than you might expect – even if it is a laparoscopic hysterectomy. Recovering from a hysterectomy also holds special challenges for transmen, […]
When should you tell your partner you are trans?
Wondering when should you tell your partner you are trans? Hi! My name is Jen, and I am the wife of Thomas Underwood. I am a previously straight woman, now married to a trans man. If you are wondering when should you tell your partner you are trans, I offer my opinion here, based on my […]
Tips for FTMs to Prepare for Gender Transition Surgery
My top tips to prepare for FTM gender transition surgery! You can help to ensure the successful outcome of any surgeries you have in your gender transition journey if you prepare for gender transition surgery thoroughly. This post will help to ensure that you are ready with everything you need for a good recovery.
We Trans People Should Not Take Pronouns So Personally!
Pronouns can be a nightmare for people who are transitioning gender! When I first transitioned gender from female to male, most people who knew me kept forgetting to use the correct pronouns (“he” and “him” instead of “she” and “her”). A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun, and very often […]
My Child Came Out as Trans and I Did NOT believe Him – Advice for Parents of Trans Children
Recently, my child came out as trans and I did not believe him at first. I didn’t tell him that, and in fact I simply told him that I would support him totally – but secretly, I could not believe it. I just did not believe that the person I had loved for 15 years […]
Testosterone for FTM Transition
Changing gender usually starts with hormone therapy. In the case of FTM transition, testosterone therapy is used to cause masculinization. Once you start testosterone, it will cause dramatic changes in your body and mind. It will even change your face, as you can see in these photos, and in the videos further down in the […]
What is the Politically Correct Way to Talk About Gender Transitioning?
There are many differences in the way people talk about gender transitioning. For example, some people say that FTMs (female to male transsexuals) do not become men, because they always were men (internally). I prefer to see my transition as a process of becoming (externally) the man I was always meant to be – taking […]
Looking at Life From Both Sides – My Blog about Gender Transition from Female to Male
Well, this is Thomas, and here I am, starting this blog about my transition. I hope I can be helpful to other people who are transitioning from female to male (and possibly those who are transitioning from male to female). I also hope I can be helpful for those who have loved ones who are […]
How I Changed my Gender from Female to Male
Deciding to transition gender is likely to be the biggest decision you will ever make in your life. It will change your life irrevocably – and based on research, it will most likely change it for the better. Nevertheless, it is not an easy choice to make. Thomas Underwood has written a book that will […]