Easing dysphoria…

Posted: March 26, 2013 in All Things Trans

a gentleman and a scholar

…or: How I learned to stop worrying and love my pre-transition body. Or, well, not *love* – but like. Um – respect?

 

 

Well, actually, I never did learn how to do that – maybe ‘cope with’ would be better. But, in the spirit of end of the year lists, I thought I’d share some practical tips and hints, mostly culled from the perfect wisdom that is hindsight, on how to get through the years pre surgery and/or hormone treatment.

 

1. For the guys: despite the misleading picture accompanying this post, do yourself a favour and get a REAL binder. I know that bandages are cheap, widely available and produce the flattest possible result – but they also cut off circulation, impair breathing and can – if you bind as tightly as you might be tempted to – cause not only bruising, rashes and pain, but longterm scarring…

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