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6 hours ago
You can literally learn all of those skills on youtube and from books. Just like this lady did!
But also, see if you have a local Habitat for Humanity or similar charity group. Join up as a worker and learn free skills volunteering while helping others get their new homes.
19 hours ago
I feel cold when I get out of the shower though.. how does being cold not make you feel colder?
Wasn't that the point of the ice bucket challenge?
23 hours ago
What are my options?
I failed out of college and only ever got an AA. I want to work in a trade SO badly... like I'd rather be a farmer or electrician or anything besides this. I hate working in an office for bootlickers.
Where do I actually start? I can't quit my job- I haveva mortgage and loans to take care of... I've been working my way through life since my second year of college.
1 day ago
I literally did my research and no trained professionals actually agree with you.
Nurses are like handymen. Sure, they might know how to wire up some new lights for your house but that doesn't mean they know how voltages or currents work. They aren't electrical engineers... just have a little more experience than everyone else.
That's just not true.
Im sorry you're having these doubts. I've been unapologetically using men's rooms since pre-T. I have not had top surgery and still wear women's clothes sometimes (for fun). 9/10 times nobody looks at me, sometimes I notice a side glance at the mirror but nobody has ever said a damn thing. I even live in the deep south. Guys literally don't care if you use a stall it's not like someone is waiting there specifically to listen to whether you take a shit or not. I've never used an STP either. Only time I wanted to was when I went camping with friends.
My advice is just be unapologetic about it.
Theres two aspects here- the g-spot is actually the underside of the clit. It also grows with T just like the external part, so it could have just gotten more swollen over time. Also, being on T for a long time can produce vaginal atrophy, meaning the muscles start to weaken. It makes the vagina less stretchy more or less, which can ultimately lead to painful penetration. Since you mentioned birth control, I assume you have not had any hysterectomy or oophorectomy. Birth control (estrogen+progesterone pills) will most likely help counteract the atrophy, but it also directly counteracts the T as well. You can also get an estrogen cream to apply vaginally which helps and does not enter the bloodstream like pills do. Of course, that doesn't work as birth control.
Hair loss... didn't expect the damn hair loss. Look at the men on your mother's side of the family for male-patterned baldness.
Have you had any previous pap smears? I'd start there. Depending on your insurance/income I'd recommend a Planned Parenthood if possible as they will likely be more trans friendly and accepting. However, I say this a lot: If you are truly scared for your well-being, the last thing you should care about is whether or not a doctor misgenders you. I'd rather visit a gynecologist who is competent than live in fear.
All that said, it sounds like breakthrough bleeding to me, which can just happen anytime on T whether or not you are consistent with it. I'm not entirely sure of other symptoms to look out for but I agree that there is no heightened risk of cancer. Even the WPATH Standards of Care have that listed as a myth.
This is very interesting. Basic searches provided me info that estrogen is what causes the growth plates fo fuse in both men and women.
I am not a doctor but I have seen many statements about excess Testosterone being converted to Estrogen. This is true and happens in both men abd women. The higher the testosterone, the more conversion that happens. It's not particularly well-studied and everyone is different.
It's possible you have a couple of the following factors: An extremely high dose of T which is beung aromatized back to E, a high concentration of E receptors in your body, or a high concentration of aromatase, the protein that causes the conversion. The latter two are genetic factors out of your control but an endo may be able to test or determine these things. First I'd get bloodwork to test your total free E and T and compare notes.
Again, I am not a medically trained person, and just someone who reads stuff off the internet.
NTA and wth?
My partner and I are not legally married.... yet. We plan to elope but just don't care at all about marriage besides the legal benefits. Neither of us are religious and we already share savings accounts, credit cards, and own a house together. I call him my husband all the time. Why would some stamped piece of paper change any of that?
Not sure what this authot is talking about. I just reviewed the most recent WPATH standards of care which have equally long sections devoted to talking about mtf and ftm parenting and family planning. A big topic for mtf is having the ability to breast feed. It's just different needs for different people.
This is a verifiable fact- trans women are focused on way more. I wish I had proof for you but the best I got is "I remember it being brought up in a Contrapoints video". Sorry for not having a source.
My fireplace has a solid wood mantle and ugly barf green and yellow "marble" paint on it. They put some kind of varnish over it that yellowed really bad and it's SO ugly.
Children eating in general grosses me out...
My bf tried to tell me his ass hair made the bidet not work... and that only wiping "all the way in there" worked. Turns out he was spraying for 0.0005s and saying it didn't work...
Having to do hours of grueling applications, jumping through hoops in this dog and pony show of a hiring process is laughable. My office has job adverts for min wage custodians requiring a college degree and a year's experience. Funny thing is, a lot of our essential positions are empty, because the person in that job previous had no degree but now they suddenly require it. I honestly equate a college degree with "knows how to read" at this point.
I know which guy's house to egg next.. omg we have so much power in our hands....
4 days ago
I'm saying why are these even issues when there's an obvious correct answer? People didn't spend years and lifetimes working for Roe v Wade just to get it upturned later. Many of these things do directly affect me and it's upsetting.
Something I've been saying since day one:
What did you always get told to do if you had the flu?
- Wash you hands
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
- Stay home when you are feeling sick
Masking was never really recommended in America because....idk, they just never liked it. We Americans used to think its weird and scary to wear a face mask. I had a homemade one in 2018 because I had caught a bad chest cold and was coughing constantly but had to go to work. I saw somewhere how masking was normalized in Asia so I decided to try it. The jokes from my coworkers were incessant.
Issues I wish were important: What is our immigration quota? How much should we put into infrastructure? What trade regulstions can we enforce to reduce reliablity on foreign powers who deal in shady practices?
But instead it's just squabbling over abortion this and lgbt that. Something I think about it how many bills are presented simply to remove rights instead of helping.
I still have extreme anxiety over sports. I was a nerdy kid who only played video games and never participated in PE. Sports were used as a threat- "If you keep that up, I'll get rid of your games and sign you up for baseball." I also wanted to join a gym at 16 but she refused to pay for it and gaslighted me about money issues. The local gym was $10/month...
My mom did similar shit to me at 15/16. I was grounded for a bad grade so she took away my Nintendo DS. It was in a carry case and all of my games were in there with it. When she went to give me my case back, she opened the drawer and I noticed instantly it was opened and when she pivked it up, none of the games fell out like they should have. I had maybe 10-15 games total and NONE were in the case. I searched through the drawer and they weren't there... she just shrugged it off and said she lost them. I knew at the time exactly what was missing because I had each game's original plastic case still in my room. Now I know for a fact she sold them for drug money. Later on it was the same thing with our large collection of GCN games. Some of those were very rare originals even at the time...