I have read a few words of late how a transgender woman is disturbed that their male capability is diminished by the taking of hormones.
I did a double take and nearly choked on what ever I was chewing on.
Using myself as an example, when I finally unravelled the answer to my dysphoria, I couldn't wait to make the body changes to align my body to my mind.
To in fact achieve this, I had an Orchiectomy within 9 months of beginning hormone treatment.
I was a woman, I've always known it, I just never understood the mechanics.
I never understood that it could happen for me.
When it did, it was the most uplifting experience I had ever known.
I was free.
Free of the male things that had kept me chained for 50 something years.
So here is the conundrum for me.
How does a supposed woman, who is supposedly trapped with the male trappings, have this desire for male sex.
It makes me wonder if they are transgender at all.
There doesn't appear to be any correlation between being transgender and having male urges.
Not to me anyway.
I do understand the urges that are there early in transition, they never went away for me until my Orchiectomy.
To me, this surgery was a blessing.
Ok, it's just occurred to me, that not everyone is transitioning, so fair enough, but why would you want to be a girl, then to be a boy who wants a girl, or a boy.
You see the conundrum?
I never did get fetishes, they were never me.
To me being transgender is being a woman inside, regardless of your personal circumstances of how you have to live, not being a man dressed as a woman, with male desires. I mean yuk.
And that is why I have a belief that an Orchiectomy is the kindest cut of all. It is a release from a male bondage,, one we never wanted and one that to be rid of is an incredible relief.
I had the good fortune of a woman Doctor who had an empathy with me and got me through our system gratis. I think she put me down as needing surgery on medical grounds not as elective surgery, so I was covered on our medicare system.
For a good empathetic Doctor the system can also work for you, wherever you are. Had it not, I was more than happy to go to Thailand and pay $3500 for something I felt I absolutely needed for my sanity, if nothing else.
Oh, and many Doctors warn about shrinkage and not having enough of or not being able to have the right shape for genital surgery later on if you have an Orchi way before GRS..
This never happened for me. I had no shrinkage at all, and according to my wife, the result is.... well never you mind.
She is happy, trust me.