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Shootkapow

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First off, I'm not sure if I've used the right category for this. Sorry, I'm new, I don't really know how this website works yet.

So I've been questioning my gender identity for, oh, a good year or so now. I've felt uncomfortable with my assigned gender of male a lot more recently than ever, but I have some doubts. I've heard that doubting yourself about these things is pretty normal, but I just can't figure myself out.

My first question is whether I'm just, like, a guy who's kinda feminine. I don't really feel comfortable with being like that, and whenever I think of it it just doesn't vibe with me. Another question I have is whether it's just me feeling uncomfortable with society's standards of men. I don't know about this one either, referring to my previous question. The main thing is basically this, though: I don't like my male body. I HATE having a penis, I HATE having a crap-ton of body hair, and I REALLY REALLY HATE having facial hair. It's rough and uncomfortable, I think it looks ugly on me, and it's just miserable to have. I've been learning how to shave it recently, my dad's been teaching me, but I'd rather be rid of it all together.

My parents have been generally accepting, but the one big question I have still remains unanswered: what does being female really mean to me?

The bottom line is, I need help.
 

ThatTransDemiGirl

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I Felt That Way Too For A While, But I Eventually Found The Term 'Demigirl'. And As You Can See, That May Have Affected Who I Am Today, ehehe. It's A Not Very Well Known Term, So I've Seen And Asked This Question A lot.
 

Shootkapow

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Yeah, I've known about that for a while. The thing is, I feel more dysphoric about, like, my body, less so just social constructs. I don't really have anything to compare my situation against, but the bottom line is that I feel (not exactly sure how to say this for some reason) maybe a little less inclined toward identifying myself as demiguy or demigirl.
 

xerixio

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Sep 15, 2021
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First off, I'm not sure if I've used the right category for this. Sorry, I'm new, I don't really know how this website works yet.

So I've been questioning my gender identity for, oh, a good year or so now. I've felt uncomfortable with my assigned gender of male a lot more recently than ever, but I have some doubts. I've heard that doubting yourself about these things is pretty normal, but I just can't figure myself out.

My first question is whether I'm just, like, a guy who's kinda feminine. I don't really feel comfortable with being like that, and whenever I think of it it just doesn't vibe with me. Another question I have is whether it's just me feeling uncomfortable with society's standards of men. I don't know about this one either, referring to my previous question. The main thing is basically this, though: I don't like my male body. I HATE having a penis, I HATE having a crap-ton of body hair, and I REALLY REALLY HATE having facial hair. It's rough and uncomfortable, I think it looks ugly on me, and it's just miserable to have. I've been learning how to shave it recently, my dad's been teaching me, but I'd rather be rid of it all together.

My parents have been generally accepting, but the one big question I have still remains unanswered: what does being female really mean to me?

The bottom line is, I need help.
As someone who was born male, I can personally relate here. I identify as non-binary but have explored all different paths, like genderfluid and female. But at this point, labels aren't very important; try working out things like hair first. You know you don't want it, and even if you decide that you aren't female, then you'll still feel more comfortable with yourself. Also, having an accepting family is nice; I live in a house where that isn't the case.

No matter what, don't rush it- there's always time to figure it out.
 
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