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This quote from Pica got me wondering:

If I had a female body, I would be a keen wearer of dresses and skirts, I would probably also play around more with make up...


What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?

Opposite sex body = male bodied androgynes in female bodies and female bodied androgynes in male bodies


So, what would you do differently?

Is there a reason you cannot do this in your current incarnation?

Discuss.
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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 03:43:46 pm »
I'll chew on that one for a while, but the first thing that occurs to me is that--more importantly than what I would do differently--others would regard and treat me differently.

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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 03:52:53 pm »
I would get pregnant  :eusa_pray: And would prob. be a "soccer mom"
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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009, 03:59:13 pm »
I would get pregnant  :eusa_pray:

We could get monthly cramps.

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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2009, 04:10:12 pm »
I'm not sure what I would do differently. Probably I would shop more, enjoy using cleaner bathrooms, shave less, express more emtion, and I would take on a serious balls out rock chick persona.

Would it change who I am and how would it change who I am? I'm not sure.

I think I would be happier. 

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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2009, 05:56:44 pm »
If I was born in a female body, I would wear short hair, get on T, and try to masculinize myself for a more balanced body. I would consider P* construction if T did not sufficiently enlarge the C* (though I would also consider keeping the V), but not top surgery (possibly binding if too large).

And I would behave like a Tomboy, I imagine, behaving (unlady like).

Girl talk would annoy me, as well as menstration.

I would probably be considered a butch lesbian by many.
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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2009, 06:33:57 pm »
If I were biologically male, I'd be crossdressing like crazy.


I'd also probably be bisexual... I can't imagine myself with a woman as a woman myself, and I wouldn't want a relationship with a woman, I'd still mainly like guys. Though with socialisation all the other way round it's hard to know whether that would truly be the case...

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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2009, 08:25:09 pm »
I think if I'd been born w a female body, my gender expression would be a mix, sometimes long hippie skirts and blouses, think Janis Joplin or Joni Mitchell, other times a jacket and tie, like Patti Smith. With my male body, if I wear jacket and tie I look like a man, which doesn't appeal to me. If I wear skirts or dresses, people get bent out of shape and I get fired... kind of sucks... so I often end up dressing down in jeans...

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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2009, 12:02:28 am »
I'd wear sleeveless shirts.  I can't now because my shoulders are hideous.

I might play masculine clothing against my feminine body (unless I was shaped like my mother  :'( ). I can't really play fem clothing against my male bod right now because I can't really make it appealing to myself.  When I was 20 years old I could have done it.

I think I might be better at emoting than I am right now.  I swear to god, my face muscles don't do what I'd like them to be doing.

I think I might be more of a go getter in a female body.  I'm happy with my self in general, but I'm not quite comfortable enough in this body to be as fearless as I could be.


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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2009, 12:43:43 am »
Ideally, I'd be one of those cute little emo boys.  *squeal!*  I also think I'd be more effeminate than I am now, which is weird.  I really think I would have been more emotionally whole and balanced if I had been a boy.  I would have been much happier, but only if I still had the same personality (being oblivious has many benefits, one of which is not noticing if someone is making fun of you).

Realistically, though, if my little brother is any indication, I'd be way over 6' and clumsy.  That would make me sad.
If curiosity really killed the cat, I'd already be dead. :laugh:

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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2009, 03:00:25 am »
I'd probably have just as much trouble trying to convince shrinks that my gender identity is valid and would look for ways to add a beard to my otherwise fem body
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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2009, 06:53:41 am »
I'd probably have just as much trouble trying to convince shrinks that my gender identity is valid and would look for ways to add a beard to my otherwise fem body

Sorry you're having problems w the shrinks. Your gender id is valid!

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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2009, 07:54:39 am »
If I had a female body, I'd still be an aloof occultist who studies metaphysics all day long.

In short, not much different.  I'd wear different clothes, though.  And I'd probably tantalize my male friends.  'Cause I could.
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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2009, 09:05:29 am »
If I had a male body the first thing I'd do is pee standing up. :P Oh the convenience!

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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2009, 10:18:52 pm »
I dunno. I'd be the same, I guess, except I wouldn't really be able to freely wear skirts anymore.

And yep, the convenience of peeing!

Sometimes I feel that if I were male-bodied, I could just be. But that isn't really true, because male bodies are no more neutral than female ones. They come with their own set of expectations.

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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2009, 10:38:38 pm »
Actually, if I didn't get pregnant, I would be a super model making bank just for looking good. Strutting my stuff, gracing all the hep mag. covers and investing in stable retirement accounts for when I got old and dumpy
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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2009, 05:43:27 am »
I've always had a sneaking suspicion that had I been born in a female body I'd probably still be gender dysphoric, it's just that I'd be FtM dysphoric instead of MtF dysphoric.  :-\
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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2009, 09:46:41 am »
Oh, I have fantasized a lot about this happening.

Realistically, it wouldn't be as different, I'd still feel dysphoric.
I'd like to have a more intersexed body, perhaps. But it still leaves the "how should I act" and "how should they act on me" thing ...

Anyway. Women are pretty.

I think I'd go shopping, and try lots of clothes. Then come back to my house and ignore them all for days while I'm working. Some *cute* dresses and skirts, and some nice rugged work-jeans and stuff.

I probably would go out more often. It seems that it's easier for a girl to dress androgynously... I dunno.
I'd like to know how it feels to have sex for a female body.
I'd get a boyfriend and have him pay for stuff, mwahaha XD

My sister is big (as in height, not width) so she's always had trouble finding clothes her size. She used to buy men's workshoes, Caterpillar brand, I thought that was very awesome. I stole girly shoes from her, when we were the same size. She didn't like that XD

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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2009, 02:29:11 pm »
Well, let's see...

- I'd have an easier time shopping for makeup, dresses, skirts, and the like without getting static from people.

- I'd have less body and facial hair, which would greatly alleviate some of my dysphoria.

- Obviously, some details of my sex life would differ.

I can do the first one where am I now, I just face getting static.

I can do the second one, it just requires a LOT of shaving.

Nothing I can do about the third.

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Re: Androgynes: What would you do differently in the opposite sex body?
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2009, 04:52:08 pm »
I'd definitely dress up a lot better. Female clothing has so many options, and is so dang mysterious....

It would also be fun to be the one with the sexual power.... showing cleavage, short skirts, etc. I think that shania twain's song "feel like a woman" pretty much captures how i'd want to be.

And of course investigating makeup. That would be a lot of fun.


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