Transgendern – Hormone und Libido

 

Entschließen sich Menschen zu transgendern, beginnt die Umwandlung meist mit Haarentfernung und der Einnahme von Hormonen. Die Abnahme der Brüste oder die Umwandlung von Penis/Hodensack zu einer „Klitoris“/“Vagina“ kommt erst ganz zum Schluss, wenn überhaupt. Viele Transfrauen behalten ihren Penis bei, der dann durch die Einnahme künstlicher Hormone meist kleiner wird.

Die Hormone wirken sich sichtbar auf die Körper der betroffenen aus. Die Fettverteilung ändert sich, bei Transfrauen wachsen die Brüste, der Haarwuchs verändert sich, usw. Interessant ist, was die Transsexuellen über die Wirkung der Hormone auf ihre Psyche erzählen. Es variiert von Fall zu Fall natürlich und was jeweils auf Placebo-Effekten beruht, und was real auf die Hormone zurückzuführen ist, ist schwer einzuschätzen. Dass sich ihre Libido verändert, berichten aber alle Patienten.

Transgendernde Frauen

Beginnen wir mit dem Bericht einer feministischen Butch-Lesbe, die transgenderte. Sie nennt sich heute Griffin Hansbury und lebt als Mann.

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.

Sie hat sich also in ein Frauen-objektivierendes Sex-Monster verwandelt. Männer hat sie plötzlich verstanden:

Well, I felt like a monster a lot of the time. And it made me understand men. It made me understand adolescent boys a lot.

Sie beschreibt dann, wie sie lernen musste, Frauen nicht dauernd auf Po und Brüste zu glotzen, und sie angemessen anzusprechen. Und dass sie sich plötzlich für Naturwissenschaften interessiert hätte, usw. Sie bemüht sich redlich, Stereotype zu erfüllen, die ihre ehemaligen Mitschwestern in Rage bringen 🙂

Transgendernde Männer

Nun zu Tom „Julia“ Serano – einem Mann, der in die andere Richtung transgenderte (die Zitate entstammen seinem Buch „Whipping Girl„):

Without a doubt, the most profound change that has come with my hormonal transition has been in my sexuality. In fact, the very first change that I noticed—which came during my first few weeks on estrogen/anti-androgens—was a sharp decrease in my sex drive. I noticed this for the first time at the end of a really busy week, after working many hours and being out late most nights. It suddenly occurred to me, only after the fact, that I had neither had sex nor masturbated during the entire week. While this may not seem impressive to some readers, for me, at the time, it was completely unheard-of. I could barely go a day, let alone two days, without some form of release (in fact, for much of my adult male life, masturbating was an activity that I typically indulged in one to three times a day). While my sex drive may have decreased, this surely does not mean that I have lost interest in sex entirely. I still intensely enjoy masturbation and sex, it’s just that I crave it about three to four times a week rather than one to three times a day.

Sein Sex-Drive ging also steil nach unten, er musste nicht mehr dauernd onanieren. Er schreibt auch über sein Orgasmus-Gefühl:

And back when I was hormonally male, sexual stimulation would cause me to climb rather rapidly toward the peak of orgasm; if I wanted the experience to last longer, I had to keep pulling back just before I hit that precipice. But now I found that I could go way beyond what used to be the point of orgasm, writhing for fifteen minutes in a sexual state that was far more intense than I had ever experienced before. Now, my orgasms are way more in the female rather than male range: They typically take longer to achieve (but are well worth the wait), each one has a different flavor and intensity, they are less centralized and more diffuse throughout my body, and they are often multiple.

Er schreibt selbst, dass es alles ziemlich stereotyp klingt und bestätigt auch noch die Geschichte von Griffin Hansbury:

Upon hearing my experience, I am sure that some people – particularly those who favor social, rather than biological, explanations of gender difference – will be somewhat disappointed at the predictable nature of my transformation. Some may even assume that I am buying into female stereotypes when I describe myself becoming a more weepy, touchy-feely, flower-adoring, less sexually aggressive person. Not only are similar experiences regularly described by other trans women, but trans men typically give reciprocal accounts: They almost universally describe an increase in their sex drives (which become more responsive to visual inputs), male-type orgasms (more centralized, quicker to achieve), a decrease in their sense of smell, and more difficulty crying and discerning their emotions


Als Fazit können wir wohl festhalten, dass das alles nur auf Placebo-Effekten beruht, weil Geschlecht ein soziales Konstrukt ist.

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