TRANSITION

TRANSITION

It’s funny how you can think about a word so much without thinking about its actual definition.  The word “transition” lodged itself in my brain more than a decade ago, but the context was about whether or not to...
While immensely grateful for having undergone a complication-free phalloplasty surgery, I return to pondering my place in society – do I still fit in community with fellow transgender men, even if I no longer relate to a popular theme...
There are many reasons a trans guy might consider undergoing the surgery for freezing his eggs. The biggest we’ve found is that in the future they may want to have children that are biologically theirs. That reason is stressed...
Everyone talks about top surgery—double incision vs. keyhole, costs, A-list doctors, post-op care. But very rarely do these same conversations occur with regard to bottom surgery. In his video, Leo Mateus opens the door to this taboo subject by discussing...
My story starts now, but circles around to my (terrible) childhood, which occurred in they heyday of the ‘60’s. Most of my life was lived before I came to terms with myself. I mean,  I had already gone through...
Top surgery — that milestone that most, if not all, trans masculine folks look forward to and try to save money for. Looking through countless top surgery pictures and stories on Facebook or on other social media platforms, we...
Jamie Raines takes stunning photo time lapse of his transition. We like to put some text with videos but this one pretty much speaks for itself. One photo per day time lapse of his transition and we've got to...
During my transition one of the more challenging, new obstacles I had to learn to overcome were the nuances of the men's room. My initial hesitancy and discomfort entering the restroom at work was a feeling I took the...
Before you rush off and order a Real EZP here, I want you to make sure it’s the right thing for you. If after you’ve read through the following “ifs” you’re still unsure, please do email the owner at transthetics@gmail.com, he's always happy...

The Pressure To Pass

Why The Community Needs More Self Love I realized I was transgender in 7th grade and was subsequently thrust into a whirlpool of confusion and inner turmoil. I had every reaction possible: relief at putting a name to the feeling,...

Self Care When Binding

Binders. An evil necessity for so many. A love hate relationship for men all over the world who identify as trans, or simply identify as someone who doesn’t want their breasts. While binders offer a great service to the...

What’s In A Name?

If you’re at the beginning of your journey to the road of authenticity, you have probably been thinking about names. This is a huge rite of passage that most every man undergoes. There might be people in your life,...
The long anticipated life long dream is about to happen tomorrow. I’m having my next transitional surgery - top surgery. I’m not sure at this point what I’m feeling, I think I'm feeling a little bit of every emotion...
Binding properly can be great way to lessen dysphoria, however if done   improperly, can cause some serious risks. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts of binding. Do: Wash your binder at least once a week, even if your binder doesn't smell or you don't...
When I received the letter for my top surgery date I didn’t know how to feel. Of course I was happy that I was taking a massive step in my transition and was relieved to know this was my...
A few people told me that I wouldn’t recognise myself in the mirror after a while on Testosterone. I'm starting to realise that I never recognised myself in the mirror. Now when I look in the mirror, I see...
Without a doubt, the costs of transgender procedures can be ridiculously pricey.  It can be challenging to save up for these surgeries, especially with added hospital fees. The worst part, in my opinion, is the fact that many surgeons...
There are tons of articles out there with tips on how to make money from home, but most are scams or simply not legitimate ways to make money. Here is a list of tried and true sites that I...
ftm informed consent to start hormones

Common Myths of Informed Consent

I am a 22 years old, and a college student that currently is not employed. I used informed consent to start HRT. A lot of people make assumption about those who use this route and their providers. Informed consent means...

Looking For a Top Surgeon?

With my top surgery right around the corner I'm thinking back on this whole process of how I got here, and how when I was first looking into surgery I had no idea where to even begin. Trust me, I...
It may seem to you, particularly in the beginning, that you'll never get to a point when you forget to take your T shot. However, many of the guys who have been on it for many years have confessed...
After two years of battling over emails with doctors, receptionists, and basically everyone who thought they could put a stop sign in the future of his health, Liam and I were relieved when November came rolling along. We had...

Choosing Your Name

Whether you have come to terms with your gender identity or are still questioning, you may have wondered what name you are going to go by now. In some cases, transgender folks early in their transition journey had no...
In many years throughout my life as a teenager, I have wished to appear more like the men in magazines. Mostly, I wanted to become a model. All of the aspirations and dreams happen during my sleep, but, what about...
We've all been there. Right after a shot, everything went smoothly, but for some reason when you took the needle out of your muscle it followed it back up and came out a little. Which is when you panic and...
Getting ready for your days of recovery after surgery is almost as exciting as surgery itself because it means it's coming soon. We've compiled an awesome list of things to make sure you've got set up and ready and...

How to Start Testosterone Therapy

Here’s another topic I see a lot of questions about. I’ll explain the how’s and why’s of the process in a step by step format. Step 1: Decide that this is what you want Testosterone, or T, changes you. A lot. You...