Transgender/Transsexual/hormones

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Hi Trey McGowan,

Hope you are doing well, i wanna ask hormones transgender pornstars use that they still get erections?

Hope to hear from you soon,

Paula

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Hello there, Paula!

Estrogen/progesterone, and the hormone blockers to help block off testosterone, will indeed often stop, or at least inhibit, full erections and ejaculations. However, transgendered porn stars are often not taking regular hormones. Instead, they will get a variety of surgeries in order to look feminine, without having to take the hormones that will interfere with the activity of their erections.

'Often' is not to say 'always'. Of course there are many who are on full hormones at the same time. Of those that are, however, many will be also taking Viagra or other erectile dysfunction medicine in order to get an erection. Others will simply cease taking their hormones for months while they 'work', in order to let their normal testosterone production reassert itself. I'm certain there may a few who need none of these, but if they are, they would be in the extreme minority.

I hope I was able to answer your questions! Any further questions, comments, feedback, or follow-ups are welcome!

Trey

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I am able to answer questions about transexual and transgender issues of many kinds, but in particular those tilted toward the FTM (Female-To-Male) transgender. I can offer tips for dressing, passing, binding, packing, behavior, and the like for both drag and full lifestyle/gender transition. I may also be able to offer some help with finding local peer groups, should you be interested in peer counseling. Sexuality issues, MTF (male-to-female), and other gender issues can also be touched on and I may be able to help, and for those who may be concerned, I am kink-friendly, and while I recognize that transgender and cross-dressing are two different things, am well aware of how they can intersect.

I am not a professional (I repeat: I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL!) but I can also offer some general peer counseling suggestions and help with finding groups for all branches of gender identification and sexuality. If you are in need of finding a professional, I may be able to find a name in your area to help.

Experience

I am personally FTM transgender, living full-time and accepting of my gender identity. I am nonsurgical, and have no desire to have them done (so am unable to offer personal experience these) though I have been on testosterone as of January 2012. I am well-accepted, well-supported, and have been a support for many individuals through the years.

I have been part of a number of groups, though moving has kept discussions to long distance since then. I am well-studied for a great many years in this area, having begun reading up on it when I first identified and having kept up on it since then. I have no medical credentials in the area of gender counseling but have been part of multiple peer counseling groups and to this day help educate where I can, having not only helped with offering information on the subject to fellow transgender individuals but educated professionals along the way through my personal experience.

Organizations
PFLAG Canada: Sarnia Branch (https://www.pflagcanada.ca/en/region-list-e.php?RegionNo=4)

Publications
The Transgender Project (http://www.thetransgenderproject.com/#!trey-mcgowan) Not writings, but videos. Part of a half-hour episode which will be airing on iChannel and OutTV.

Education/Credentials
I have completed grade school, some high school, and my GED.

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