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Old 28th Dec 2016, 01:19 AM   #121
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Re: You know you're trans when...

You're pre T and the walk to the public toilets increases your nervousness for you to choose which to enter...and the feeling of disappointment when you make a last minute ditch into the women's due to the busyness of the pub.
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 07:51 AM   #122
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Re: You know you're trans when...

when you spend the entire day with your breast forms in and even do your outside chores with them, and feel this is the way it's supposed to be, even without makeup, wigs, or overly fem clothes.
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 07:58 AM   #123
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You're beaming with pride because you can wear your dad's shirts and they fit ^^
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 11:02 AM   #124
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Re: You know you're trans when...

You just want the clothes. Just... the clothes.
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 01:07 PM   #125
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Re: You know you're trans when...

Same, Kodo XD

When you buy men's deodorant and spray and you beam with pride.
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When you and your Mom meet one of your moms friends in the store and your mom says, "this is my daughter." and your moms friend stares at you for a minute and then goes, "daughter?" in a small voice to your mom.

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Because you look so FUKIN manly
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 01:50 PM   #126
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Re: You know you're trans when...

You're excited to get your hotel letter in two weeks...
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Old 1st Jan 2017, 08:48 AM   #127
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Re: You know you're trans when...

You have a terrible posture because when you put your shoulders back your man boobs pop out. (I read a lot of trans duded do that, I'm guilty too.)

You have a habit of clenching your teeth because it makes your face look more angular.
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Old 1st Jan 2017, 11:40 AM   #128
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You're excited to get your hotel letter in two weeks...
You're excited to get your HRT letter, stupid autocorrect....
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Old 1st Jan 2017, 01:39 PM   #129
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Re: You know you're trans when...

You cry when you see good-looking cis people of your gender.
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Old 1st Jan 2017, 01:40 PM   #130
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You cry when you see good-looking cis people of your gender.
I know the feeling all too well....
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Old 1st Jan 2017, 02:01 PM   #131
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You have a terrible posture because when you put your shoulders back your man boobs pop out. (I read a lot of trans duded do that, I'm guilty too.)
That's totally me :/
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Old 1st Jan 2017, 02:25 PM   #132
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Re: You know you're trans when...

When you follow up on news about that head transplant surgery the crazy Italian doctor is about to attempt this year and think of the implications for the transgender community if it ever gets perfected.

When you hope full sensory neural interfaces will be here sooner rather than later, and that you can at least be who you were supposed to be in a VR environment akin to the Matrix :P.

I can dream.
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Old 1st Jan 2017, 03:25 PM   #133
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Re: You know you're trans when...

You spend a year doubting and questioning and being confused about whether you could possibly be trans...

... while being certain transition is right for you, and transitioning, and being so happy to transition.

I am not a smart man.
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Old 1st Jan 2017, 09:02 PM   #134
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You have a terrible posture because when you put your shoulders back your man boobs pop out. (I read a lot of trans duded do that, I'm guilty too.)
That's totally me :/
I struggle with this too, but slouching is not behooving of a dansuer or any man for that matter. Head up, shoulders back, stomach in. Be a prince, not a punk.
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Old 1st Jan 2017, 09:07 PM   #135
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Re: You know you're trans when...

You go into the "Bra Size" thread and want to smack all the girls who complain about there boobs being too big/too small/the wrong shape/etc. like bitch at least you HAVE boobs!
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Old 2nd Jan 2017, 12:44 AM   #136
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Re: You know you're trans when...

When you are driving and your binder starts to roll up and feels like it stops across your nipple! You can't do anything thing about it but endure it till you can get to a private corner somewhere to fix it.
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Old 4th Jan 2017, 01:44 PM   #137
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Re: You know you're trans when...

Push marketing knows me better than I know myself.

I hike and do other outdoor stuff. I also buy a lot of stuff online. Youtube somehow put two and two together. The last video I watched started with an ad for a safety harness for women hunters, so that they can lean out safely while hunting from trees. The only things that they missed on were, 1) I'm not really transitioning; I kinda like sitting on the fence (I'm also not quite as femme as their spokesperson), and 2) I don't actually hunt. Still, it was a little surprising and also hilarious.
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Old 4th Jan 2017, 02:23 PM   #138
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That's totally me :/
I struggle with this too, but slouching is not behooving of a dansuer or any man for that matter. Head up, shoulders back, stomach in. Be a prince, not a punk.
I really tried. But I feel like shit. Maybe if I get a good compression shirt. I'm a prince of darkness anyway ^^
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Old 4th Jan 2017, 08:23 PM   #139
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when you spend all day wishing you had a nice skirt, blouse, and knee high boots instead of dress shirt, trousers, and hikers on.
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Old 4th Jan 2017, 09:54 PM   #140
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When your 6 days away from getting your note for titty skittles....
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