The IUD Chronicles Part 7: One Year Later

I stopped hormonal birth control one year ago. Here’s what I’ve been up to since.

TW: Sex, Genital Mention, Gender Dysphoria, Secondary Sex Characteristic Mention, Menstrual Mention

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Letting go of the pills. Photo by author.

Acne

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Me in late December 2018.

Mood

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Me and my friends Jen and Melanie, at a pumpkin patch in October of this year.

I’m on low-dose testosterone.

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My voice’s natural pitch, in May of 2018. It was already in the androgynous range, between 165 and 180 hz.
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My voice’s pitch now. It is still androgynous, but much more in the masculine range, between 85 and 170 hz.

Body Image

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A cute Pride Day selfie of me in a binder, sunglasses, black shorts, and some Trans Pride sweatbands.

Periods

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A pink-tinted photo of the moon over Lake Michigan, since there are no search results for ‘period’ or ‘tampon’ on Unsplash.

Libido

The stories you have heard about male puberty are true! At least, they are true for me. Stopping BC made me a much more lascivious person; T has turned me kinda insatiable. I feel like I see the sexual world in color after decades of navigating it in black and white. I am physically and psychologically DTF at basically any time, and when I do have sex, it feels electric, charged with energy, crackling with light.

Confidence

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A very heavily filtered photo of the Cleveland Metroparks, by author.

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