The conversation often goes like this:
Are you male or female?
I’m a trans guy.
Are you fully transitioned?
The idea of ‘full transition’ or ‘complete sex change’ is misguided. People ask this and their thought hormones and surgery.
However, transitioning is not a linear experience. Nor is it a universal journey that is traveled the same way. Each person finds their own way on their own time. Some people use hormones and some don’t. Some people have surgery and some don’t. Some people do it all. Some people do some of it. Some people do none of it. Each journey is valid. There is absolutely no time frame on this journey. The age they start, when/if they seek medical transition. Everyone’s journey is valid.
In my opinion, being fully transitioned is being comfortable where you are. Living your truth where you are in the moment your in.
I am fully transitioned. I live as a guy and work as a guy. My journey is far from over, but it’s a journey I’m comfortable living. I am hoping to start hormones in the next month or two. I have thought about surgeries and will decide more on those later. There’s no need to rush into anything. Also surgeries are risky and costly and permanent. Also, I am comfortable with certain body parts. I don’t need to change body parts that I’m comfortable with.
Also on the topic of surgeries, having a penis or vagina does not make one person any more or less their authentic gender. We dictate how we identify our bodies and the language used for our bodies. Just because my body part’s medical term is one thing, does not mean that I have to use it or allow those who are going to date me or be in my life use that word either. I have words that I use for my body. If you are thinking about dating or being in a relationship with a trans person, learn their words and respect their words.