My parents are both tiny (mom is like 4’10” and dad is like 5’4”), and I was in something like the 1st percentile for height as a kid, so my parents decided to give me growth hormone treatment. I ended up being average male height as an adult (5’10”).
I donated sperm to an acquaintance a few years ago. I am not at all involved in her or her son’s life, besides receiving health updates every few months. In the last update, she and her spouse reported that their son is very small for his age (3rd percentile for height at 5 years old), and that their pediatrician said that if he does not see a growth spurt within a couple years, growth hormone treatment should be something to consider. The parents are surprised at this, because the mom is well above average height for women (I would estimate she is around 5’8”).
I wrote them back saying there is nothing to be concerned about because I had growth hormone treatment as a kid, so their child’s height is in line with my genetics. I told them it worked well for me, so it is definitely something I endorse if they are worried about their child being undersized. The parents are both furious at me for not disclosing this beforehand, and said they would not have asked me to donate if they had known this ahead of time. I was never asked this in the fertility clinic’s lengthly screening process, and it was honestly something I never even thought to bring up. The parents are insisting I pay for the rather expensive hormone treatment if they decide to go that route; I will refuse if they ask. AITA for not disclosing, and WIBTA for refusing to pay?
So I’m not too sure whether this is that unpopular or not considering I’ve seen many people dislike it and many people explain why they have no problem with it but since it started a bit of a scandal I wanted to put my input on this. Just remember that if you disagree with me that’s fine but please be respectful. I’m not trying to convince you to agree with me I’m just sharing my opinion. First of all, I actually really love this song it’s honestly such a bop and I never skip it when I shuffle my music. So many people have called it sexist and honestly I really don’t see what’s sexist about it. It’s about admiring a beautiful girl and describes normal feelings that most boys have in their teenage years. Words they’ve used to describe the girl are things such as “beautiful” and “perfect”, how is this sexist in any way? I understand a couple lyrics may suggest things but it’s honestly not a big deal. There’s so many songs which actually do degrade women and they don’t all get called out. There’s also many songs which degrade men but I don’t see people talk about them. There’s also so many fans who s3xualise bts and stuff, and then think it’s so wrong for them to write a slightly s3xual song. If you don’t like them being s3xual in a song then stop s3xualising bts. If you don’t like the song don’t listen to it simple as. Bts also have a song (21st century girls) which is about respecting women which I think is one of their most underrated songs. I don’t see many people talk about this song and praise it but I see many people hate on them because of a song from 2014 which I don’t and never will understand how it can be seen as sexist.
I already suffered from anxiety pretty badly before transitioning, but now that I'm into hormones enough that I'm noticably trans, even when in boy mode, I'm terrified to even leave my house. I go to work so I can afford rent, and I feel safe at work because I'm safe inside a building with supportive co-workers, but as soon as my shift is over I'm at home with the doors locked.
Recently one of my tires got low on air and I had to take it to a shop to get fixed. They needed me to leave the car there and they said they could get to it in 3 hours, and since I have nobody in my life who could pick me up I had to walk 2 miles home. I walked so fast I got a horrendous side ache almost immediately, but I was too scared to stop so I pushed through some of the worst pain I've experienced for two full miles.
About halfway through the walk home I passed a homeless man who noticed me and immediately screamed, "You are not a woman!!" (I was even in boy mode to try and be safer but i guess he could immediately see through it). I just got home and still have to walk back to the shop to pick up my car when it's done and I'm just crying thinking about having to go through that again.
I used to love going for walks and hikes, it was pretty much my only hobby actually, and now I just don't get to do that anymore because I'm terrified of someone hurting me. I began transitioning to live my best life and be the person I want to be, but I feel like I'm missing even more of my life now because trans people are treated so badly I have to hide in my home and I never get to leave.
How do you do it? How do you find the courage to go out? How do I live like this? I really want to just be myself, but people want to hurt me if I do, and I'm starting to wonder if I would be happier just pretending to be my AGAB for the rest of my life because I wouldn't have to be so terrified.
Just because your child is going through puberty doesn't mean that you can blow off their emotions like they dont matter. Sometimes kids my age do actually feel or are depressed sometimes kids my age have very bad anxiety. Just saying any kid that says they are depressed are just faking it makes our feelings feel less valid. Yes I understand hormones make us more emotional but that gives you NO FUCKING EXCUSE to not care when your child has depression or has anxiety. I and many of my friends have been or are self harming or having suicidal thoughts and getting told that's just because we're kids is FUCKING RIDICULOUS
Imagine toe without the juice. He would be a shriveled little chode. Does toe take enough gender and hormonal altering drugs to make him LGBTQ? I’m interested in hearing what y’all have to say b
After re watching the show for the millionth time, I feel bad for Nick, especially after season 4. He deals with crippling anxiety and insecurity then on top of everything he loses Connie 😭His character develops a lot during the season but I can’t help but to feel sad he doesn’t have anyone.
I really wanna see Nick get a new (hopefully permanent) hormone monster next season. After having Rick, and Tyler he really deserves better lol
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I was a member of this group for a couple of weeks before I got banned for "reasons unknown".In those couple of weeks I was shocked of some of the things I read that was considered as advice for people starting TRT. That advice came from a guy named Danny Bossa....
Injecting high amounts +200mg/week of testosterone seems to be the normal procedure, when you have high E you were struck down by lightning if you dare to take a AI. There was post after post about people complaining about high E issues including ED and low libido.
People were ridiculed, I remember a post made by a guy who clearly had developed gynecomastia, he was asking in shame what to do, the guy has 2 giant lumps, but was laughed at and told he was to fat.
I remember a guy complaining about a systolic BP of +16 which was completely normal according to Danny Bossa be cause the reference rang was "a bunch of sick people".
I remember a guy doubting himself why he felt to good on a low dose of test. He got responses ranging from "are you transitioning to female" to "you will feel like absolute shit".
When a new post came about a guy that said since he stopped taking his AI and he started to feel worse, ED, low libido. I responded "everyone here is dead afraid of taking an AI"
And I got banned...
To me this sound insane, and I feel this group needs to be stopped or at least get some of there advisers removed. One name always came back, Danny Bossa.
What's the minimum I need to avoid binge eating and bad hormones?
Peanut butter and mixed nuts are taboo for me, even egg yolks will put on calories quick, and I like big beefy portions so fats generally just dont work for me.
I recently read another reddit post where someone transitioning from female to male spoke about differences they noticed in themselves mentally as they transitioned and I wondered if that’s a common thing.
EDIT: Thank you all so much for your warm and helpful advice! I definitely can’t say I’ve come to a satisfying conclusion about this, but I really doubt I will. To clarify, I’ve asked and he’s taking something called Pueraria mirifica, which i understand to be plant-based and not really a risk for harming him long-term. I’ve accepted the fact that he may be questioning his gender, but I honestly don’t believe he’s ready to address it yet so I’m just going to be quietly supportive. I assure you that never in my life has anyone accused me of hiding my opinions, so if I do become concerned that he’s risking his health he will hear it first from me (gently, of course). It is so helpful to hear from people who are familiar with kink/bdsm because I honestly think it’s an important part of the situation. ❤️
My boyfriend and I have known each other for about a year and have been together seriously for three months. Sexually, we’re pretty compatible. We have a cuckolding dynamic, which I really enjoy. He is obviously also submissive and is into sissification as a form of humiliation. This isn’t really my thing but it makes him happy and he never expects me to go out of my comfort zone so I indulge him.
Today he told me he’s begun taking estrogen. He got it online and not from a doctor. He tried this once before he met me. When he told me about it initially, his explanation was basically that he wanted his nipples to be more sensitive and he was curious about what it was like to have boobs. To me, this seemed like the explanation a twelve year old boy would give - wishing you had boobs so you could play with them?! I suspected this wasn’t the whole story, but didn’t feel it was my place to psychoanalyze him, plus it was in the past. The reason he stopped when he did in fact start growing boobs is that he got concerned about how permanent it would be.
When he started talking about doing this again, I asked him why he suddenly felt the urge, and he told me he just wanted to feel more emasculated. So now the intention has changed, which is confusing. I told him I thought it was an extreme measure to take when there are limitless ways to achieve feelings of emasculation. But I didn’t outright object because I just don’t feel like it’s my place. So right now I’m not encouraging or discouraging. I’m just letting him do what feels good to him.
I suppose my question is...is this a thing? Do men really take hormones as part of a sexual/submissive dynamic? I’ve just n... keep reading on reddit ➡
The female lead character in law and order SVU is amazing, she’s one of my favorite characters in any show and I really look up to her. But all of sudden the writers decided to make her CONSUMED by baby fever, not performing her job as well because she’s blinded by her desire to have kids due to a criminal case involving IVF. What. The. Fuck. This woman was a child free badass in seasons 1-8! But she’s now a moody and emotional mess and overly sympathizing with EMBRYOS because of this newfound baby fever.
Any time a child free badass girl is on a long running show the writers ruin it by slamming her character with this insatiable need to have babies, and reducing her entire character down to a depressed, hormonal wreck because she’s “over 40” or her “biological clock is ticking!!” 🙄 Ugh!! Also!!! The male lead character has about 4 or 5 kids, and his script and character arc and writing did not suffer or reduce him down to a blubbering and unprofessional pool of hormones who snaps at other characters and can’t do his job.
Rant over. I just hate the one dimensional portrayal of female characters who were amazing and deep before the “my biological clock!!!” writing change. It’s so unfair and makes the episodes impossible to enjoy.