5 months on testosterone. This is my last photo update before I leave for Ghana for 2-3 (or more) months. Pre-T weight: 114lbs. 5 month on T weight: 135lbs. It will be interesting to see the changes over the summer!
Thanks again, Tyler, I appreciate you documenting my journey.
Love fellow trans guys with long hair!
I am pretty sure this guy is too hot to actually exist
also yes, more trans guys with long hair like me <3333
FTM INJECTION TUTORIAL. Everyone is taught how to perform an IM injection by many physicians and how to perform them on many areas of the body. This is what works for me and it’s helped many. Step by step I will walk you through an IM injection.
(Source: , via journeytotheskye)
Some tips for lowering your voice I’ve picked up over the years
- Keep your throat sufficiently lubed with water at all times.
- Practice humming as low as you can. Attempt to give the hum some vibrato by fluttering your diaphragm (it’s about where the bottom of your rib cage meets the rest of your abdomen; put your hand there while breathing and notice how it moves. You can easily make it flutter or halt).
- When practicing dropping your voice, put your hand on your throat. You’ll notice that it vibrates. Now put your hand on your chest, about on the same line as your heart. Try to shift the vibration down to there.
- When first starting out, speak a bit quieter than you normally do until you get the hang of things.
- Listen to Johnny Cash and croon along.
- If you get hoarse or something starts to hurt, stop what you’re doing.
This is a great reference for FTM’s looking into different types of top surgery.
All credit goes to TopSurgery.net
casperisaghost said: hey guys- do either of you know if pumping your dick to make it larger is actually effective or not? does it just make it bigger for a while afterwards or does it have lasting effects? I'm curious to know if i should invest in a pump or not in the future :) thanks!
Hey! I (Chase) am actually looking into a not-so-expensive pump to test it out! I’ve heard some people LOVING it and saying that it DID stretch the area a little therefore they did get a little growth! I think it ‘feels’ amazing to have it so long and hard when you pump it, but I do believe it goes down after a while. But like I said, I’m almost sure there is a little stretching and growing that can occur which is exciting!
Another thing to look into is the DHT cream! I’m going to make a detailed video about this soon because I’m FOR SURE going to try to get it! I have a friend who was on it who grow 3/4 inches in 3 months! like HELLO!!!! totally trying this! (also fun fact: I told my therapist this and he misheard me and heard “he grow 3 inches” instead and he was like “3 INCHES????? WHAT!!!” and I was like “oh god no! I said 3/4th!” and he was like “omg ok I was going to say, give me some of that!” haha so funny :D)
yes pumping can help! more effective for some rather than others but yes it does work
Reblog if you did NOT know you were trans at birth.
My mom is still struggling with this whole trans* thing because “You didn’t act like a boy and you didn’t choose boy clothes when you were little”
Personally, I didn’t realize the error of my birth until I was 8 and started the precursors of puberty when I realized I was in the wrong body and wanted to be a boy and have a boy body and look like a boy.
I was too scared of being pegged as even more of a freak to accept this until I turned 13.
Stefanos Milatos by Joey Leo
One day, I shall get hair like that.
"Does It Fit?" Checklist
A friend of mine recently had to get a new suit for a wedding (not his), and asked for my advice on how to tell if a suit jacket fits. I thought about sending him to the various guides Jesse and I have written on the topic, but realized they might be too much to read for someone who doesn’t have a particular interest in menswear. So I wrote out a very basic checklist – something simple, practical, and easy-to-use for how to evaluate if a suit jacket or sport coat fits, with links to longer articles in case anyone wants to read more.
The guiding principle for how a suit jacket should fit is pretty simple. There should be clean lines all around, with no puckering or pulling anywhere, and the jacket should flatter the body (this doesn’t mean it should be super tight). Looking at photos of our friends Voxsartoria and MostExerent can be instructive.
More specifically …
- Shoulders: The shoulder line should be clean, not lumpy, and the ends of your jacket’s shoulders should generally coincide with the ends of your natural shoulders.
- Chest: Most off-the-rack suits are designed so that the jacket’s chest should stay fairly close to your body, but if you see the lapels starting to buckle, that means your jacket is too tight.
- Length: If you want something classic, the hem of your jacket should hit roughly midway between your jacket’s collar and the floor.
- Collar: The collar should stay glued to your neck, even when you move your arms about (within reason).
- Sleeves: Make sure the sleeves fall cleanly. There shouldn’t be any divots or wrinkles when you hang your arms naturally by your side.
- Sleeve length: Few jackets will have a perfect sleeve length off-the-rack, so most will need to be altered. Just make sure that after alterations, you have about a half inch of shirt cuff peeking out. Unfortunately, this can sometimes be made difficult by what’s called “working buttonholes.”
- Waist: There’s some wiggle room here. You can have the waist nipped to give the jacket more shape, or let out if it feels too tight. In the end, just make sure the jacket isn’t pulling at the buttoning point.
After that, there are some other details you might want to pay attention to:
- Quarters: This is the colloquial name for the area of your jacket below the buttoning point. Think about whether you like this area closed or open. It can make a big difference in how your jacket looks.
- Buttoning point: On a three-button jacket, button the middle button, and on a two-button jacket, button the top. Notice where this point sits. Ideally, it should be at your natural waist, though fashion designers have been placing it higher and higher. Be aware that an overly high buttoning point can make you look heavier than you are.
- Lapels: Skinny lapels have been en vogue for a few years now (thanks to Mad Men), but are possibly on their way out. I presume the next fad will be wide lapels at some point. For something classic, stick to something that ends half way between your collar and shoulder point.
- Notch: Pay attention to where the notches are placed on your lapel. It’s been fashionable to have them very high up on the body, sometimes almost near the top of the shoulders, but like low notches in the 1980s, these will probably go out of fashion at some point. Be wary of extremes.
- Balance: When looking at the jacket from the side, the front and back hem should even with each other, or the front should be slightly longer than the back. When viewed from the front, the left and right sides should generally be even. This is called balance. Truthfully, unless you’re getting something bespoke (and even then, this doesn’t always work out), the second part is rare to achieve. If you have a very dropped shoulder, this can affect how the buttons and buttonholes align, which can then throw off how the jacket looks when buttoned.
The second section above is admittedly a bit nit-picky, but it points to some good things to pay attention to when evaluating how a jacket looks on you. Fortunately, there are some workarounds if you see something you don’t like. If the quarters are too closed, or if the buttoning point is too high, you can always just wear the jacket unbuttoned. And if the balance is a bit off, you can ask an alterations tailor to move the buttons up a bit so that they align with the buttonholes. Finding the perfect jacket can be difficult, so how much you care about getting the perfect fit will greatly depend on how much time and money you want to spend. But at least now you know what to look for.
Whoa, important information! I regularly buy clothes off the rack so I really should hold on to this the next time I get anything altered.
the moment i put this on, i had to pause because i just couldn’t control my emotions. suddenly everything felt better. not perfect, but better. like this was all real and i could finally feel it.
it was really tight though, so i suspect that i might have ordered one size too small. not sure if that is a common problem the first time you put a binder on.
THOUGH, hilarious story: for one moment, while i was trying to take it off, i was honest to goodness stuck.
i may not talk a lot about it but i do think it: i am terrified i will never transition. that i might die before anything real happens and i will be buried with my birth name and i will never get to realize myself. like a lot of people, i have associated “transitioning” with testosterone and appearing male, both physically and legally. i realize now that i was being very silly.
transitioning is different for every body and we transition at different times in our lives. i have begun mine but i didn’t even know it. i am literally moving in the direction that i want to go in, however slowly, however subtly.
buying a binder for my 25th birthday was the best decision ever. i feel more alive, more able to achieve what i need to do to get where i want to be, and more importantly, more real.
Andre Hamann by Rene Fragoso
so i measured myself for a binder. the moment pay comes in, i am ordering one off underworks.
jfc this is nervewracking.
it is, however, the perfect gift for me on my 25th birthday.