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Here's something interesting

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http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/220/testosterone

 

A Transgender... uh, was female at the time but becoming male... had testosterone injections and described her (at the time) experience.

 

I thought it fascinating. 

 

"The most overwhelming feeling is the incredible increase in libido and change in the way that I perceived women and the way I thought about sex. Before testosterone, I would be riding the subway, which is the traditional hotbed of lust in the city. And I would see a woman on the subway, and I would think, she's attractive. I'd like to meet her. What's that book she's reading? I could talk to her. This is what I would say.
 
There would be a narrative. There would be this stream of language. It would be very verbal.
After testosterone, there was no narrative. There was no language whatsoever. It was just, I would see a woman who was attractive or not attractive. She might have an attractive quality, nice ankles or something, and the rest of her would be fairly unappealing to me.
But that was enough to basically just flood my mind with aggressive, pornographic images, just one after another. It was like being in a pornographic movie house in my mind. And I couldn't turn it off. I could not turn it off. Everything I looked at, everything I touched, turned to sex.I was an editorial assistant. And I would be standing at the Xerox machine, and this big, shuddering, warm, inanimate object would just drive me crazy. It was very erotic to me.
 
Something that happened after I started taking testosterone, I became interested in science. I was never interested in science before."
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Yeah that tends to happen alot of time when people take hormonal things. It makes it so your brain functions differently.

 

Such as MtF's suddenly getting into things they were never into as a male like this one, or just something simple as having different cravings/hangups. Your hormones have a heavy impact on what makes you you and the way you act. Estrogen makes people more passive while shockingly enough Testosterone makes some people have much more of a sense of inquiry and stamina(which is mostly adrenaline) instead of thinking that'd make you more aggressive.

 

The chemicals in the human body are fascinating.

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