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How small are you hands. If you measure from your wrists to longest finger

Wrist to longest finger - Under 170mm (6.7 inches)
7 (14%)
Wrist to finger = 170mm to 180mm (6.7 inches to 7.1 inches)
7 (14%)
Wrist to finger = 180 mm to 190mm (7.1 inches to 7.5 inches)
9 (18%)
Wrist to finger greater than 190mm (greater than 7.5 inches)
10 (20%)
Side of hand to apex of hand to wrist = Under 95mm (under 3.74 inches)
8 (16%)
Side of hand to apex of hand to wrist = 95-105mm (3.74 inches to 4.14 inches)
4 (8%)
Side of hand to apex of hand to wrist = Under 115mm (4.14 inches to 4.53 inches)
2 (4%)
Side of hand to apex of hand to wrist = Greater 115mm (greater than 4.53 inches)
3 (6%)

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Voting closed: March 04, 2019, 10:19:46 pm

Author Topic: For those of us Transitioning from Male to Female ; How many have small hands?  (Read 1860 times)

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Offline judithlynn

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Hi Cassie;
OK using your definition. Looking at my right hand. My longest finger is the third finger (ie the second after my little finger , what you call your pinky.

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Which we, in the US, call the middle finger.  But blame it on the Greeks!


In Western culture, the finger or the middle finger (as in giving someone the (middle) finger or the bird[1] or flipping someone off)[1] is an obscene hand gesture. The gesture communicates moderate to extreme contempt, and is roughly equivalent in meaning to "<not allowed> off," "<not allowed> you," "shove it up your ass," "up yours," or "go <not allowed> yourself." It is performed by showing the back of a hand that has only the middle finger extended upwards, though in some locales, the thumb is extended. Extending the finger is considered a symbol of contempt in several cultures, especially in the West. Many cultures use similar gestures to display their disrespect, although others use it to express pointing without intentional disrespect toward other cultures. The gesture is usually used to express contempt but can also be used humorously or playfully.

The gesture dates back to Ancient Greece and it was also used in Ancient Rome. Historically, it represented the phallus. In some modern cultures, it has gained increasing recognition as a sign of disrespect, and has been used by music artists (notably more common among hardcore punk bands and rappers), actors, celebrities, athletes, and politicians. Most still view the gesture as obscene. The index finger and ring finger besides the middle finger in more contemporary periods has been likened to represent the testicles.[2]
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From a common sense approach, if everyone agrees that the "Thumb" is a digit but not a finger, than normally everyone would have four fingers, which would make it impossible to have a middle finger. 

And while the information that I pasted regarding the "Middle Finger" was for the most part rather vulgar, when used in normal american english, the digits are identified as:

Thumb
Forefinger
Middlefinger
Ring Finder
Pinky Finger

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I have small hands. They’re actually my favorite part of my body. Whenever I would shake a man’s hand, it would be so much smaller than theirs and their grip would feel quite strong on me. I thought I just wasn’t as strong but it’s because my hands are so much smaller than most men.

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If you have small hands I hope they don't smell like cabbage!
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I’m a small girl (5’7”) with big hands and feet.  If I had enough hair I would look like a Bratz doll.

Offline Ellement_of_Freedom

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I have small feet and hands myself, and I'm 5'8" ..perfectly happy with dimensions. The thing is... I feel like this kind of thread has the potential to make some people feel very dysphoric and inadequate if they have 'typically male' proportions (like very big hands) etc.

So I have to say I don't think it's a very sensitive thing to be polling about, but that's just my opinion.


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I have small feet and hands myself, and I'm 5'8" ..perfectly happy with dimensions. The thing is... I feel like this kind of thread has the potential to make some people feel very dysphoric and inadequate if they have 'typically male' proportions (like very big hands) etc.

So I have to say I don't think it's a very sensitive thing to be polling about, but that's just my opinion.
I agree, this type of topic is like saying look at me I’m better because of this this and this, and that is why I posted smarmy comments, or went off topic a bit, but did not answer the question directly. The OP has some other gems posted such as how small is your adams apple, and how small are your feet?  And my respective answers are; one bad apple doesn’t spoil the rest, since the Doc shaved it off at my request! And my feet match my height at size 11, but their width is small for my being 6 ft tall (Paris Hilton wears an 11, and so do a lot of other women!).

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DES is a potent synthetic estrogen, and I was exposed to levels far higher than in a modern birth control pill.  It had a potent feminizing effect, from undescended testicles, almost no body hair, to feminine skeletal structure in the extremities. 

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Offline noleen111

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I have relatively big hands for a woman, my have quite large thick fingers. I am very conscious over my hands. I shave my arms and hands and I wear a lot of nail polish to make my hands look more feminine. I also grew my nails to give my hands a girly look.

My feet are also on the larger size for a woman and I have stubby toes.. again I wear a lot of nail polish to make them look more feminine, also I wear a lot of high heels as the heels make you feet look smaller due to angle you feet sit in the shoe. I am lucky my feet are not too big, as I still can get shoes from most shoe shops.

So as you can understand, I have a large selection of nail polish, many colors...
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Offline Ellement_of_Freedom

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I agree, this type of topic is like saying look at me I’m better because of this this and this, and that is why I posted smarmy comments, or went off topic a bit, but did not answer the question directly. The OP has some other gems posted such as how small is your adams apple, and how small are your feet?  And my respective answers are; one bad apple doesn’t spoil the rest, since the Doc shaved it off at my request! And my feet match my height at size 11, but their width is small for my being 6 ft tall (Paris Hilton wears an 11, and so do a lot of other women!).

Yep, there are plenty of cisgender women who have larger proportions/measurements.. like pretty much every supermodel in the world.


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When I compare hands and feet size with women I work with I see a big variation in their sizes.

 There are a fair percentage that are incredibly petite/ undeniably feminine. Also  a fair percentage that are tall with largish hands and feet.

 This gives me hope. I am tall for a woman (6') but there are many girls about this tall where I live. At work I often wear latex gloves that the female nurses use so my hands are small for a guy.
 
When I am working with women I notice my hands are sometimes smaller than theirs ! My hands are not thickset either. When I work alongside men my hands appear small. I have been told many times I have small hands and I love it, even though I dont reveal I love it !

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Very large hands! Just the palet I was given while in an on this journey. 

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My hands are fairly small just under the mean size of female hands. I have always had a very feminine build even before hrt. It made school very difficult but it has made life after transitioning so much easier and I am so grateful.

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I always considered myself to be of large hands and feet ... until .. I looked around and talked to a few people. Most gals I know have proportionately larger feet. At 5'10" my feet actually run into the average zone.

As for my hands, and as per the actual topic, I worried until I mentioned it to a cis-gal-friend. She pointed me to several other gals whose hands were more manly than mine. Do my hands bother me, yes. Do I wish they were slimmer, yes. Do I fret? Nope, not any more. There is a plenitude of other things that my dysphoric brain gets worked up about.

My wife's hands are smaller and slimmer and downright ugly HAH!  .. ahem .. don't tell her that I said that.

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I thought I would stick a photo in here for comparison. I am 5'10" (as stated above, I know). My wrist is 2&5/8" wide (2.625" or 6.6675 cm)



I dislike my wide palms, it's built-up muscle from different jobs that all required hand work. Maybe it'll shrink ... when I'm 90 :P
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