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    Default Re: LGBTAI+ #59: Will You Take This Woman To Be Your Galpal?


    On the subject of epilation, I would definitely recommend buzzing whatever you intend to epilate fairly short before you start. 3-5mm is the usual recommended length, but definitely under a centimeter and more left than a clean shave. And, uh, brace yourself. It can hurt quite a bit the first time, depending on location, though gets much less painful on repeat application.
    Excuse me while I scream, because this is legitimately one of the most physically painful things I've ever done to myself.

    It will be worth it though. Beauty is pain.

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    But hair is beautiful. I'd date a werewolf...


    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Mattos View Post
    Also, another collection of tips pasted from elsewhere:

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    - RAISING PITCH ISN'T AS IMPORTANT AS IT SEEMS. Feminizing your resonance and acoustic assumptions are far more effective in sounding femme.
    - Singing helps
    - Elevate don't constrict voice when raising pitch
    - Smiling helps (accoustic assumptions - vowels)
    - Touch don't Push with vocal tension (e.g. tongue on top of mouth for 'ng' sounds)
    - Should always feel comfortable and maintainable
    - Resonance: where does your voice 'go' when you say things -- chest (masculine), throat (neutral), teeth (feminine)
    - Resonance: 'mmmmm' hum helps set (feel side of nose), this is why "Mmmm, meeeee, meeeeet meeee" exercise helps set both pitch and resonance.
    - Take your time -- if you want to move pitch up it's better to do a comfortable raise and slowly increase range than go 'breathy' to force it (risks damaging throat, breathy also ****s up resonance bad)
    - Practice regularly -- if you only do voice work for 10 minutes a day and use male voice everywhere else it's harder to teach your brain 'this is how we speak now'
    - Even if it's just 25% of your practice time, try to move your standard voice in a feminine direction so that you learn "this is just how I speak now"
    - It will take around 2-3 months of training for it to become "permeant", just don't give up. Work in small Htz increments.
    - Pretend you're speaking to a child (not in what you say but how you say it)
    -If you can: slow down. Take your time speaking. This lets you have spare brain power to check your voice
    speaking quickly also 'constricts' your pitch variance a bit (only matters if you're a motormouth like me though)
    Well this is weird. Definitely not transperson, but I've never really felt like a 'man' in any way (nor a woman, mostly barely even a human), but reading about those voice practises yesterday made me realize, maybe I should try this. Try to go for something more neutral. Just slight modifications to how to use my voice no one but me would likely notice.. I don't know where I'm going with this... just, thanks.
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    Am I turning into a... human?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirsting View Post
    But hair is beautiful. I'd date a werewolf...
    And to each their own, but my body hair has been the source of seversl dysphoric attacks, some of which were really intense. I'm not going through that again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Muse View Post
    Excuse me while I scream, because this is legitimately one of the most physically painful things I've ever done to myself.

    It will be worth it though. Beauty is pain.
    Oh dear. Yeah, it's rough the first time! I started with my face, and...yeah.

    Quote Originally Posted by thirsting View Post
    Well this is weird. Definitely not transperson, but I've never really felt like a 'man' in any way (nor a woman, mostly barely even a human), but reading about those voice practises yesterday made me realize, maybe I should try this. Try to go for something more neutral. Just slight modifications to how to use my voice no one but me would likely notice.. I don't know where I'm going with this... just, thanks.
    For what it's worth I've been at this for 7 months and aside from the people I'm actually out to, among the people I interact with regularly, almost nobody has noticed anything different about my voice. Change blindness is a hell of a drug.

    And...obviously self-identification is completely your own business but you may find it worthwhile to look into the nonbinary spectrum if you haven't? I know a few Agender people, it's a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeofObliviom View Post
    Oh dear. Yeah, it's rough the first time! I started with my face, and...yeah.
    Yeah, doing it in sections spread apart time-wise because oof.

    Also, I hope it's clear that these are my own standards specifically for how I want to look. They do not apply to anyone else, and I do not judge anyone for not feeling the same way.

    Hell, I wouldn't judge anyone for saying "body hair sucks, but I'm not using an epilator because I don't feel like torturing myself to get rid of it."

    This is just my lowest expense option for dealing with it.

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    It does get better, at least. Using it on my face now hurts about as much as a brief pinch with fingernails (though not digging in). Which is to say not much.
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    Default Re: LGBTAI+ #59: Will You Take This Woman To Be Your Galpal?

    I'm cis so I don't know if it translates well, but when I did epilate I found strips less painful than an epilator for sensitive areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 137ben View Post
    @JusticeZero
    I don't have any advice for you, but do you have any recommendations for how to start voice training?
    I started doing my daily commute with a recorder in hand. I would run through all of the vowel-consonant and consonant-vowel sounds, then try adjusting my voice in different ways and saying a sentence, listening to it to examine what that did.
    Drink lots of water. Do trills to loosen up, gargle your way through your entire comfortable vocal range.
    Listen to how women talk. You can get away with a lot less actual range change if you nail the prosody; older cis women who smoke frequently have pitches well into the neutral-cismale range, but people hear them as feminine. Find a snippet of audio of a woman talking in a way that strikes you as feminine in ways you like, and work through it repeatedly just duplicating the rhythm, the way the pitch flows.
    If your throat gets tired, stop, drink water.
    Also, there should be a relaxed smile feel in your throat to avoid tension, I find.
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    Whelp, I saw my endo today and I can go up on estradiol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 137ben View Post
    Whelp, I saw my endo today and I can go up on estradiol
    Congratulations!
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    Itís officially been three years since I began my transition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dire Moose View Post
    Itís officially been three years since I began my transition.
    Congratulations to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dire Moose View Post
    Itís officially been three years since I began my transition.
    Hell yeah!

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    Default Re: LGBTAI+ #59: Will You Take This Woman To Be Your Galpal?

    You ever just stop and think about how some people (even well meaning allies) just see trans people as just "wanting" to be our gender or only think of us as the result of medical transitions, and just can't...
    Hi, I'm back, I guess. ^_^
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    Default Re: LGBTAI+ #59: Will You Take This Woman To Be Your Galpal?

    Yeah, it's always very, very weird. Even Dan Shive who writes EGS, who is genderfluid, wrote a genderfluid character and used "gender I want to be at the time" instead of "gender I am at the time" and it felt really odd. I think the more awareness is raised, the more people realise that gender is something you are, but as you said even well-meaning people will sometimes make that mistake. I guess you have to start somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dire Moose View Post
    Itís officially been three years since I began my transition.
    congrats ! love the will power you have
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    Default Re: LGBTAI+ #59: Will You Take This Woman To Be Your Galpal?

    And as of today, itís been three years since I started taking estrogen.

    Looking at myself now, I canít help but wonder if a lot of my old friends would even recognize me anymore.
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    I unexpectedly got a phone call this morning. I've got a date for lower surgery at last (it's been over a year since I had my consultation). <3
    Hi, I'm back, I guess. ^_^
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    Congratulations!

    I still need to wait to get my consultations and confirmations... the one doctor who could have been available to do the first of my two confirmations literally vanished off the face of the earth like a year ago so I'm probably going to be waiting another two years still...


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