Here are terms that will prove useful in the FTM or LGBT communities. I tried to make each definition as clear and detailed as possible. If you have any words you’d like to add, see a mistake, or have any additional information, submit it in a post and I’ll add it to the list. If you have questions, just ask. Please note that we are still adding to the list and it is nowhere near completed.
One who has no sexual desires toward anyone.
Androgyny (Bi-gendered, No-gendered):
Some one who identifies as both genders (male and female), or neither gender. This means they may present both masculine and feminine characteristics or neutral characteristics.
Assigned gender is based on your physical anatomy. The assigned gender comes with a set of gender roles.
The slang term for compression vests.
Pre-op FTM transgender guys bind their breasts to give the appearance of a cisgender male chest. Ace bandages work, but can deform your chest, cut and irritate your skin, as well as constrict breathing. They are seen as the worst way of binding. You can buy compression vests over the internet that are designed to allow you to breathe and give you the appearance of a male chest at the same time.
A person who is emotionally and physically attracted to both males and females.
“Below the waist” surgery. For MTF transgenders, bottom surgery consists of creating a vagina and for FTM transgenders, consits of creating a penis and testicles. Complications can occur with both surgeries. Not every transgender decides to get bottom surgery. It depends on the person.
Cisgender describes a person who is comfortable with their assigned gender.
A person who, on occasion, wears clothing that is considered typical for the opposite gender but does not have the desire to change their gender.
Dual Packers (Pack and Play):
Packers used for both hard packing and soft packing are called dual packers.
Dysphoria is the feeling of being in an uncomfortable mood such as restless, sad, depressed, anxious, or irritable. Transgender people often feel dysphoria because they dislike their physical state.
The female sex hormone. Estrogen is given to MTFs undergoing hormone replacement therapy.
FTM is an acronym for “Female To Male.” The term “FTM trangender” is used to describe a transgender person who is making the transition from female to male.
FTM prosthetics are like packers but are incredibly realistic. They are fastened on using medical glue and are usually very rarely removed. They can function as all the things packers are used for. Because they are similar to having a real penis, they are seen as an alternative to surgery. There are prosthetics made with “pleasure rods” to make penetrative sex enjoyable for the guy.
Gender identity is the gender (or lack of) that a person identifies as. Gender identity is not defined by the gender that is assigned at birth, or the person’s sexual orientation.
Genderqueer describes those who identify their gender and sexual orientation to be outside of the assumed norm. They may or may not identify or label themselves as trans.
Gender Reassignment Surgery:
Surgery that permanently changes the genitalia to resemble and reflect the genitalia of ones gender identity.
Hard packing is the term used when a guy is wearing a packer that is used for sex.
A person who is emotionally and physically
attracted to the opposite gender.
A person who is emotionally and physically attracted to the same gender.
Hormone Replacement Therapy:
After a transgender person gets a letter from their therapist, they may begin hormone replacement therapy. This involves replacing the bodies natural sex hormones with the desired sex hormones. Hormones can be taken as either a shot, gel, or patch.
A person who identifies as a woman and is emotionally and physically attracted to the same gender.
MTF is an acronym for “Male To Female.” The term “MTF trangender” is used to describe a transgender person who is making the transition from male to female.
Packing is generally done to create a bulge in the guy’s pants for comfort. A lot of the time, a guy will wear a packer to make them feel more masculine and make them feel like they have something down there. Usually, a guy will wear some sort of harness to keep a packer in place. Packers can be purchased online or made out of condoms, hair gel, and pantyhose or similar material. Not all FTM transgender guys wear packers; it depends on the person. Some find it awkward and some find it essential.
The prefix ‘pan’ means all. Pansexuals don’t choose partners based on gender identity or assigned gender. Some describe it as, “loving someone for who they are, not what they are.
Soft packing is the term used when a guy is using a packer only for a bulge in their pants.
STP is an acronym for “Stand To Pee.” STP devices can be purchased over the internet. If you can’t buy them, you can make them out of things such as medicine spoons, coffee lids, and other similar objects. STPs are used to make the FTM trasngender person feel more masculine. Some, but not all guys use STPs.
STP Packer (Pack and Pee):
A STP packer is hollowed out so that the wearer can pee out of it.
The male sex hormone. Testosterone is given to FTMs undergoing hormone replacement therapy.
“Above the waist” surgery. For MTF transgenders, this would be breast augmentation or for FTM trasngenders, breast reduction. Complications can occur with both surgeries. Not every transgender decides to get top surgery. It depends on the person.
An umbrella term used to describe anyone that doesn’t fit in the gender binary, from intersex people to crossdressers.