CONTENT WARNING: Genitals and Sensations from them. I recently happened across a post on Reddit where a Redditor asked some questions to people who have had Gender Confirming Vaginoplasty (as I have). These are my answers to her questions.
Q: Why do people use the phrase “gender confirmation surgery” to refer to transition-related surgeries? Plus, post-surgical regret, ethics, and is it necessary?
There are many names for the set of surgeries used to address the physical dysphoria that some transgender people face. Some are problematic.
Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020!
What a year it has been for me! Looking back, I can't believe everything that's happened.
Q: What things change with surgery, hormones, etc.?
My perspective is from having MtF hormones and vaginoplasty. There are many other treatments, and people who have had those will likely have very different (yet really neat) answers.
Revisiting: “My New Vagina Won’t Make Me Happy”
When I responded to the New York Times op-ed piece "My New Vagina Won't Make Me Happy", I was about 6 weeks away from having my own vaginoplasty. I'm now about 12 weeks post-op, and I have a different perspective now that I'm on the other side of surgery.
A Trip – Part 5: Arrival
While I still have a long ways to go, to me it feels like I'm closer to my destination than I am to where I started.
A Trip – Part 4: In Motion
The weeks following my first post-op visit started slowly, with me only able to move around within the apartment at first, then small trips to the grocery or pharmacy.
A Trip – Part 3: Unpacking (and repacking)
I'll be getting a bit more graphic in this post, discussing some of the more, er, bloody details. If you don't like blood and other by-products of surgery, you might want to skip this post.
A Trip – Part 1: Departure
The night before, I expected to be unable to sleep, but instead, it came quickly.
See You Next Time!
I sat down to write about how I'm feeling about my upcoming surgery. Here's what came out.