So I’m going to start off by issuing a trigger warning: obviously this is going to be talking about “cycles” and if you do not want to read about it then feel free to click off.
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I’m not gonna lie, regardless of what I suggest to y’all, you’re most likely going to be uncomfortable anyways. Unless you take testosterone (and even then it doesn’t always fully stop it), you’re going to be experiencing this at least once a month so I thought I would quickly make a little post for anyone who wants some tips. I personally don’t really feel uncomfortable with this topic because I do not associate this with women. I don’t think of it as a “girl thing” or some shit like that.
It doesn’t matter if you are cisgender or transgender, I don’t think anyone likes dealing with this and I believe that there should be a lot more education going on in schools about this. I don’t think I even really learned that much about cycles when I took classes in junior high let alone high school.
Try to find gender neutral products
• So, there are actual companies that create gender neutral products and I know what you’re thinking, “seriously?” But yes, they exist. Here’s a list of some products. This could potentially help trans people feel more comfortable because a lot of products such as tampons are typically packaged in things that scream “this is for ladies only!!” When in reality that is not true.
Take care of yourself
• It is very important to take care of yourself regardless if you are trans or not when you are dealing with your cycle. You shouldn’t feel guilty about treating yourself.
Do things that can ease your dysphoria
• Being able to express yourself through things like clothing & pronouns could help you out when it comes down to easing your dysphoria. For example, if you put on a binder that would most likely help you feel better since it could help you pass.
• I’m speaking from my own personal experience but exercising makes me feel much better when I’m feeling like shit every month. This could potentially help you too! Here’s an Article about the overall effects exercise has on your body.
• Honestly, tracking your cycle on an app like Clue can help you out a lot. This will help mentally prepare you and you could just be prepared in general instead of being caught off guard. Plus, correct me if I’m wrong, but Clue uses gender neutral terms in their app so maybe that could help you out when it comes down to picking out an app that doesn’t make you uncomfortable.