what is it like being on hormones? (Content warning discussion of Genitalia)

My good internet friend Sammie made a video about being on hormones here.

A lot the things she says in the video are common experiences for any trans woman, the speed, exact order and how much, how quick is very much an individual matter...

The sense of smell stuff ... I used to find cooked eggs a bit off putting before  hormones and GnRH analogues, since starting my medical transition and especially since being on the GnRH analogues - I now cannot be in the same room as cooked eggs without being naseuous...

Speaking of smells one thing I found changing fairly quickly after starting hormones was the smell of my sweat and with that I started to notice that men smell of something even if freshly laundered...

Yes my emotional patterns changed, I have found  myself much more likely to cry, although mainly in response to an emotional stimulus. There's  been a few things  that have been bordering on problematic especially;

To my Dad - Unsurprising given it's content as it's specifically close to home

Dance Like Nobody's  Watching - While it's not my story, there are parallels. 


Yes i've had breast development, sufficient all ready for my to need to think about how i support them, and  interestingly one of the techniques in use  allows me to wear a leotard without a bra.

As a result of  the hormones and more specifically the addition of the GnRH Analogue  certain things no long  happen spontaneously  as a a result of having, at the last  set of blood test a female hormonal profile  in terms of Oestrodiol, Prolactin and Testosterone... yes things do still happen if stimulated, but then again things happen to cisgender women's genitalia  when they are stimulated...  and to answer the next question yes 'production' has ceased...

Has  being on hormones  affected my dancing? yes and no ...  my stamina is slightly different  and my  upper body strength  has  changed - (which has made actual work harder work), and while the GnRH analogue has suppressed my  testosterone levels it's only suppressed it towards the lower  limits of  normal  female levels  ( yes ladies you do have some  testosterone) this hasn't  lead  , at this time to the wobbles  that  some  people have reported)

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