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Hormones: just too loose body hair

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I'm a beginning transexual, I've been into feminization since very young but I've now decided to continue my exploration to the next level.

My goal is to transform and develop into a "crossdresser" or precisely a pre-opt transexual.

I'm thinking starting a hormone regiment, after seeing a doctor of course, but what I'm wondering, is it possible to control the hormonal treatment formula so it can focus on reducing body hair without growing breast?

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Honey,

For most of us, we do not develop into a transsexual, we are or we are not. I really think you need to talk to a gender therapist in order to completely understand yourself. Some people are tanssexuals, some are CD's, some are not sure - and that is all fine. That is what we are here for, but it is critical to know yourself before considering hormones. Hormones are immensely powerful and affect pretty much every aspect of your being - and ymmv(your mileage may vary). There is no absolute predictor of exactly what will happen to your body, there are just general rules of thumb.

hugs

Bobbi

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Yes to what Bobbi said.

Hormones are not for those who are not sure if they are transsexual yet. They are nothing to use to just feminize yourself as they cause more than just physical changes. Have you seen a gender therapist? They will help you find where you fit.

When HRT is used it is used for complete feminization and not to target specific areas. I have never heard that this would even be possible but this would be something to talk to your HRT doctor about.

If you are mainly concerned with body hair reduction a much safer way would be through laser or electrolysis treatments.

Ma

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Hi Sweet Jesica Welcome to Laura's :)

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a very powerful thing.

A gender therapist would be able to help you better understand yourself.

There is a difference between a cross dresser and a transsexual both are under the umbrella of transgender.

People may not exactly know who or what they are but a gender therapist can help make it more clear.

Taking hormones isn't one of those things where you can pick and choose the outcome of the medication.

There are some some side affects that are reversible and others that are not.

Please take the time to introduce yourself in the Introductions Forum :)

as well as having a look at our Rules and Regs :)

http://www.lauras-playground.com/forums/index.php?showforum=4

Krisina

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Yes to what Bobbi said.

Hormones are not for those who are not sure if they are transsexual yet.

actually, its becoming more common nowadays for genderqueer people to get hormones,, its kind of a move away [hopefully] from the traditional "gatekeeper" system, where stubborn doctors can get in the way. also, im not sure if you can take estrogen without breast growth, but i have heard of people who take a special combination of hormones [instead of the regular combination] and this lets them experience all the bodily changes but they get to keep their sexual function. so maybe its a possibility?

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Unfortunately there is no way to target what part of your body hrt will effect . it's kinda a scatter shot effect. even at the lowest effective dose feminization will occure in nearly every cell of your body. only your gentics and how your body responds to the treatment will determine what you get or don't. you may end up with breasts and no real impact on body hair at all, or you may not get any noticable feminizing effects, one thing is clear though you need to spend more time with your therapist . if you have one and if you don't, you need to get one , you seem to have some confusion that should be cleared up before you even start thinking about HRT.

Sakura

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actually, its becoming more common nowadays for genderqueer people to get hormones,, its kind of a move away [hopefully] from the traditional "gatekeeper" system, where stubborn doctors can get in the way. also, im not sure if you can take estrogen without breast growth, but i have heard of people who take a special combination of hormones [instead of the regular combination] and this lets them experience all the bodily changes but they get to keep their sexual function. so maybe its a possibility?

There are a few areas where you can get a prescription and monitoring at a informed concentric clinic. There are also a lot of people who take hormones without any medical supervision. I disagree with both of these. HRT is not something to experiment with. You need guidance with both medical and psychological issues. Unsupervised usage can be deadly. Usage with a prescription but without guidance of a therapist can also be devastating if you are taking them for the wrong reason.

You talk about getting away from the "gatekeeper system". That system is in place to help keep people from making a mistake that will end up doing them more harm than good. This so called system is so much better than when I first attempted to transition in the early 90s. Back then you had to adhere to a very strict program and had to have GRS as your end goal. It took months of work with a therapist and also sessions with a psychiatrist before you could get your letter. When I finally got my letter I had to go to a quack doctor to get my script and he offered virtually no monitoring.

Today you can get your letter in as little or less than three months of work with a gender therapist. The requirements are not nearly as strict as they used to be. Why would anyone want to start HRT without having some guidance to help them decide if they are really wanting to do this. While you may be able to stop and go back to what you were before after a period of time the changes are permanent and there is no way to go back.

I would also like to remind members in the topic about our rule 18 in regard of talking about hormone or drug use without medical supervision. In my mind that would include both therapeutic and that of a MD.

Mia

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actually, its becoming more common nowadays for genderqueer people to get hormones,, its kind of a move away [hopefully] from the traditional "gatekeeper" system, where stubborn doctors can get in the way. also, im not sure if you can take estrogen without breast growth, but i have heard of people who take a special combination of hormones [instead of the regular combination] and this lets them experience all the bodily changes but they get to keep their sexual function. so maybe its a possibility?

There are a few areas where you can get a prescription and monitoring at a informed concentric clinic. There are also a lot of people who take hormones without any medical supervision. I disagree with both of these. HRT is not something to experiment with. You need guidance with both medical and psychological issues. Unsupervised usage can be deadly. Usage with a prescription but without guidance of a therapist can also be devastating if you are taking them for the wrong reason.

You talk about getting away from the "gatekeeper system". That system is in place to help keep people from making a mistake that will end up doing them more harm than good. This so called system is so much better than when I first attempted to transition in the early 90s. Back then you had to adhere to a very strict program and had to have GRS as your end goal. It took months of work with a therapist and also sessions with a psychiatrist before you could get your letter. When I finally got my letter I had to go to a quack doctor to get my script and he offered virtually no monitoring.

Today you can get your letter in as little or less than three months of work with a gender therapist. The requirements are not nearly as strict as they used to be. Why would anyone want to start HRT without having some guidance to help them decide if they are really wanting to do this. While you may be able to stop and go back to what you were before after a period of time the changes are permanent and there is no way to go back.

I would also like to remind members in the topic about our rule 18 in regard of talking about hormone or drug use without medical supervision. In my mind that would include both therapeutic and that of a MD.

Mia

i think you might have misinterpreted what i said? i absolutely agree that it is necessary to have a therapist/psychiatrist and an MD on board and that it is dangerous to proceed without medical supervision. what i was trying to say is that, where people used to have to be super feminine or super masculine (and fit the stereotypical gender roles) in order to transition, i believe that a lot of doctors nowadays are more willing to help people whos gender identities aren't so binary (genderqueer would be one example) and people who may not wish to ever have SRS. in my mind, a move away from the "gatekeeper" system would be doctors who are willing to work WITH the patient instead of holding HRT over their head. just like you mentioned, i also believe in people undergoing counselling before undergoing medical transition. so, i think we are actually saying similar things?

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Thank you for clarifying Addison. We are on the same wavelength.

Mia

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Jessica,

From your notes/interests listed I see you are involved with the sissy fetish lifestyle. You may very well be transsexual, but I would strongly advise against experimenting with hormones (medically supervised or not) if your motivations are related to your fetish. If you do want to transition to any degree, the fact that you will be more feminine should be nothing more than a nice bonus with regards to 'The Lifestyle'.

Yes, I also enjoy a good deal of fetish play. But because I actually identify as female I have always avoided anything involving forced feminization so as to make sure I am making all of my decisions regarding transgender issues for myself. It in my opinion would be far too easy to let a top push me into a decision that I would thoroughly regret later. Please be extremely careful here dear, I have met more than one sissy who was talked into HRT via informed consent and thrown away shortly after the therapy had made permanent changes and caused them to become sterile. The mistress who they both started with is now safely in jail, her motivation for training sissies was to ruin mens lives. I believe she had 15 or so victims the last of which she injected while he was restrained because he refused to get hormones for feminization at her guidance, this is what landed her in jail. I also know of one other who is a pet, that was dismissed and left on the streets chained to a light pole with nothing but her puppy outfit because she lost male function.

Please, please make sure you are doing this solely for yourself, and if you go forward that you understand the possible consequences and risks and are willing to accept them.

Huggs,

Elena

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Thank you very much for the comments, very informative:)

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I'm a beginning transexual, I've been into feminization since very young but I've now decided to continue my exploration to the next level.

My goal is to transform and develop into a "crossdresser" or precisely a pre-opt transexual.

I'm thinking starting a hormone regiment, after seeing a doctor of course, but what I'm wondering, is it possible to control the hormonal treatment formula so it can focus on reducing body hair without growing breast?

I shave ALL body hair,including genital.I don't know if it is possible to prevent breast growth on HRT;but,why would you want to.Breasts are the 'female signature.'

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