Chatting with transsexuals

What Changes for Male-to-Female Transsexuals I’m acquainted with a few male-to-female (MTF) transsexuals, and we’ve chatted about the changes they’ve noticed as they’ve transitioned to women.

Uniformly they’ve noticed two significant differences: • Less interest in sex.

“When I was a man,” one told me, “I thought about sex all the time, almost constantly. Now that I’m a woman, I still enjoy sex, but I think about it much less and masturbate less.” • More interest in conversation.

I experienced my libido as a driving force that sometimes felt irresistible. “When I was a man,” this MTF transsexual continued, “my then-wife used to complain that I didn't talk with her as much as she wanted and that when we talked, I didn’t listen to her. Now, given a choice between having sex or talking with my girlfriends, most of the time, I’d choose the conversation.” What Changes for Female-to-Male Transsexuals I’m not personally acquainted with any female-to-male transsexuals (FTM), but a few years ago, the interviewed one of the most public FTMs, Chaz (nee Chastity) Bono, the daughter, now son, of singer-actress Cher and the late-singer-turned-politician Sonny Bono.

But in her book, , Louann Brizendine, director of the University of California, San Francisco's Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic, asserts that women speak an average of 20,000 words a day, while men utter only 7,000. Speaking of transsexuality, recently gender–switchers have become increasingly visible.

Other researchers have disputed these numbers, but in the cultural stereotype, the phrase is not Chatty Charlie, but As the experience of transsexuals shows, the drive to verbal expression is largely hormonal. There's even a MTF actress on "Orange is the New Black." However, the phenomenon itself is ancient.

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