Scared of Needles? Tips on T Shots!

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Join Aydian for some tips on how to more make shot day more pain free, along with some tips that may make you breathe easier when the day comes. Needles may not be the most fun, and you're not alone in that fear!

How To Start Working Out (If you want to)

It took me a long time to figure out whether I wanted to work out or not. I liked the attention the guys who did work out were getting but for me the thought of being muscular was superficial and it showed in my...

Food Prep Sunday, Greek Chicken Pasta Recipe

Ingredients  1 (16 ounce) package linguine pasta 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cut into bite-size pieces 1 (14 ounce) can marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 large...

Common Myths of Informed Consent

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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 that a person can sign...

Getting Started With Top Surgery

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 can’t help but get impatient...

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 don't know everything, but I...

Tips for Keeping up with your T Shots

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 to groaning, putting it off,...

How to stop Testosterone from coming back up the injection hole

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 grab and napkin and apply...

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 need to know this going...

I am a Testament of How Fitness Can Change Your Life

My story has been a testament to how much fitness has done to improve my quality of life. I was about nineteen when I realized that transitioning was my path, but because of some hurdles with not having health insurance or many resources at all, it took...

Aydian Dowling shares two of his work-out secrets

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Aydian Dowling, founder of Point Five Athletics and personal trainer released a video on his YouTube channel ALionsFears about when the best time to work out, and best time to weigh in was. In the video above, Dowling speaks of the best time to...

How To Cover an Event for FTM Magazine

Let's face it, we can't be all over at once! We have to rely on members of the community to keep this magazine an ever-evolving testament to our culture and history. If you're attending an LGBT or Trans event and would like to be a...

The Importance of Education on Trans Identities for Young Children

I didn’t know I was transgender until age 14. This is not uncommon in the community, and many individuals don’t know until much older. However, almost all transgender people who transitioned as a teen or adult will tell you that they can look back...

4 Things I’ve learned through Transitioning

When you decide to take the plunge and follow through with your transition, your life is flipped completely upside down, it's a roller coaster ride of emotions, and it throws you around like a rag doll caught in an undertow, but boy is it...

How I lost 60lbs after gaining 30lbs on Testosterone

Change is scary as heck. The only thing scarier to me, would be change that is completely out of my control. The one thing I knew I needed and I knew I couldn’t live another day without.. was the one thing I was so...

The First 6 Essentials for your Hiking Trip

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and my very eager dog has been ready to go since 6am. His newest favorite thing is hiking a couple of the trails here in Upstate New York and he somehow knows that the "I'm sorry...

Tips for Getting Through Dysphoric Moments

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It comes out of no where and ruins a good day. Or for some it just never goes away... We asked our readers what they did, or what they suggested for getting rid of dysphoria. We hope some of these help if you're stuck...

How To Report a Hate Crime on YouTube

YouTube has a reputation for being harsh on their comments. Draw your line on just how harsh or inappropriate you’re willing to put up with and then use these steps to report the comment or user to YouTube as a hate crime. YouTube takes...

How To Really Save Money for Surgery

If you've decided surgery is in your future, you've probably thought about how to pay for it. With most insurance companies not providing coverage on such procedures, the bill can look a little daunting. What can you do? With an overwhelming number of us...

How To Give Your Testosterone a Boost

Get all you can from your dose:  Testosterone and Estrogen are found in both males and females of every species. Your level of naturally occurring Testosterone is one of the reasons your doctor needs to do blood work regularly. It is also another reason why...
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