Anonymous asked: As far as dosage goes, apparently I am extremely lucky. I've been taking 4mg of estradiol a day for 3 months and my hormones have hit female range, and that is all I take and have taken.
That’s awesome :) I’m glad you found a dose that’s working well for you.
harbingerofqueerness asked: At ptero, I was started on only 2 milligrams (I take pills) of Estrodiol and 100 or Spriro and its working super well and I feel supper great. Just to give you a feel for how different dosages can be.
Anonymous asked: Dear Zinnia, I have a question about sex toys. I am trans, pre-everything, and I hate masturbating. I'm not really OK with my genitals so it makes me feel gross. I was wondering if I might get more mileage from using a vibrator or something like that but I wouldn't know what to get or how to use it. Can you offer any advice on how to get started exploring my sexuality with toys? Thank you!
If you’re looking for a vibrator, I’d recommend the Hitachi Magic Wand (now rebranded as the Magic Wand Original). I own two of them, and they’re extremely powerful. You can keep your panties on and/or place a few layers of blankets between the wand and your genitals - it helps to dampen the vibrations, which are very intense, and also reduces how much you have to see or touch your genitals. A lot of trans women seem to have good experiences with the Magic Wand. Alternately, if you find that the wand is too powerful, the Wahl massager is milder - and less expensive.
ptero asked: Hi! If you don't mind my asking, what what dosage/hormone regimen did you start with and what do you take now? I'm sorry if that's too invasive. I'm starting soon and I would love to have an experience like yours. I think I'll also take this opportunity (since I've never talked to you before) to say that you've been inspiring me for a long time and I think you're a remarkably wise and kind person. I wish you all the red giant stars and cuttlefish kisses in the world. Thanks for being you. <3
I was started on 4mg of estradiol and 100mg of spiro a day. After three months, it was increased to 8mg of estradiol. Six months after that, I added 100mg of micronized progesterone a day. That’s the dose I’m at now, as of 24 months. However, everyone’s dosages can differ, depending on their individual needs and how much of each medication they require for the best results. I’m really glad that I could help you, and I hope transitioning goes well for you :) Feel free to keep in touch!
goddamnpirates asked: What's a "terf?" I honestly don't know and just would really like to know. Thanks. ^_^
It refers to Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists, adherents to a particular ideology of gender which is hostile to the existence of trans people.
Anonymous asked: Could very feminine acting and looking gay men be considered trans? Also do you think it could apply to butch, masculine lesbians? I am referring to the types that clearly change how they dress, hair and how they manipulate the opposite sex even in personal mannerisms. I guess this could apply to bisexual people too.
First, how are you using the word “trans” here? What difference would it make, in a practical and concrete sense, if these people were considered trans versus if they weren’t considered trans? Give examples.
Second, transness is about gender. So whether these feminine men or masculine women are attracted to the same sex, or not, isn’t really relevant (unless you feel it is, in which case further explanation would be helpful). Sexual orientation among trans people is very diverse; for instance, one source indicates that 73% of trans women are attracted to women - so gay men may not be the best parallel to make.
In terms of changes to appearance and mannerisms, I tend to think that sort of thing can accompany many processes of personal development and self-actualization. As you become more aware of who you are and what kind of life works best for you, it’s easy to become more comfortable and confident.
alialalia asked: Every time I see "Zinnia Jones, porn for terfs" I laugh again.
I mean, it seemed accurate. They can’t resist.