It’s been almost exactly six months since I started hormone replacement, and you know what that means. It’s time for another update!
Let’s start with the most obvious. Boobs. Booooooooooobs.
They are so very, very obvious now. And they continue to grow. Who knows how big they’ll end up? I mean, right now they’re still not big, but they’re hard to miss, and I’ve definitely seen cis girls with smaller.
My face is definitely a little softer, storing a little more fat. I was correctly gendered without any makeup the other day, which is a first!
My torso is even more dramatically different. I’ve lost a lot of mass from my chest (apart from the boobs, obviously), and my stomach looks a little different. I’m just the teeniest bit curvy! It’s pretty feminine, but definitely has more changes to go through.
I’m a little weepier. I’ve been tearing up way more watching TV or movies or whatever. I was never a robot, but it’s definitely coming easier.
My body seems to be growing less hair, which is good. Not quite all gone, but I’ll take what I can get. And speaking of hair…
It’s been about four months of laser hair removal, and my facial hair is definitely thinning out, but I still need to shave to leave the house, and usually cover it up with foundation too. It’s a pain, but it’s still better than it was. I’ve been recommended another seven months worth, so that’ll be fun.
Voice therapy is progressing. I finished my time with the two students who were running the sessions up until now, and will soon be starting sessions with a more experienced therapist. I’ve definitely passed after speaking with people before (something I’ve really struggled with) but I don’t feel confident enough, or consistent enough.
Last but not least, and you might want to skip the next paragraph if you don’t want some more personal details, but sex is extremely different.
Different parts of my body are sensitive and receptive to stimulation, for example. Things that felt good before now don’t do anything for me, and vice versa. My anatomy doesn’t, ah, function in the same way it did before. All of the sensations associated with orgasming feel completely different, and it definitely takes a lot more to get to that point, even taking into account the fact that I (and any sexual partners) have to completely re-learn how everything works.
And so far as I can tell, that’s about the extent of it. The changes are all excruciatingly slow, but they are definitely happening. In another six months, I’ll probably feel pretty good about how I look! It’s still pretty incredible to me the difference a couple of pills every morning can make, even if it takes its time.
I’ll check back in with you next time I feel like there’ve been more significant changes!