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Anxiety.
July 28th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Apparently this is getting more well known. I want to see how well known. Any of you guys heard of it?

Gender Dysphoria is a complex condition. People who have it believe that they were somehow born into the wrong body, and they often prefer to live as a member of the opposite sex.

I found out about it a while ago, when I met this really cool girl, she has Gender Dysphoria.
Personally, it doesn't bother me at all.

Meh. If you mods think this thread could be offensive, feel free to close it.

Neutrino
July 28th, 2009, 02:15 PM
I wouldn't feel bothered at all. Wether a friend is male, female, or has gender dysphoria, they're a friend, and their gendr doesn't change that. That's how I feel towards everything, like race, et cetera.

Avey
July 28th, 2009, 02:28 PM
A person is who that person is. So long as he/she is happy, I'm happy.

Zakarii
July 28th, 2009, 03:15 PM
I've never heard of it. It probaly wouldn't make a difference to me though, a person is who a person is. You can't change that.

Tapioca
July 28th, 2009, 03:22 PM
...naoto, plz?

I found out about the NAME for this from Persona 4, but I always knew it existed.
Uhh. In my humble opinion, people tend to think that way because they think they're "not good enough" the way they are.

I don't think it should really "bother" anyone; it's not up to anyone else besides that person how THAT PERSON feels about themselves.

idk.

Neutrino
July 28th, 2009, 03:27 PM
A person is prone to feeling usure about their gender, sexuality, religion, or any such big decisions. A human instinct is, to change or adapt to what makes them feel comfortable, so if a person feels uncomfortable in any way, with their gender, it's understandable that they will change themselves to do that.

As a person themself, they are still always the same person, the same clothes in different trunks, so to speak.

Anxiety.
July 28th, 2009, 03:29 PM
...naoto, plz?
Oh. Yeah, Naoto is a good example, but I knew about Gender Dysphoria before that xD
As I said, I met someone with it a year ago and now she's one of my best friends.

Belong
July 28th, 2009, 03:38 PM
well i learned about it from this show i used to watch. Did you know, people that have this have the option to be in a different body!? they actually do this. its pretty freaky if you ask me.

Anxiety.
July 28th, 2009, 03:40 PM
Huh?! What do you mean they can choose to be in a different body?
Do you mean like a sex change thing?

Tapioca
July 28th, 2009, 04:02 PM
Oh. Yeah, Naoto is a good example, but I knew about Gender Dysphoria before that xD
As I said, I met someone with it a year ago and now she's one of my best friends.

Oh I wasn't questioning you, I was being obnoxious |D

Giraffles <3
July 28th, 2009, 06:16 PM
I met someone on a forum who had it once, he posted pictures, he looked better as a boy then a girl though :/. But everyone ended up accepting him and everything was fine and I also met one at school who was a girl and she wasn't to bad either. Either way I never really cared about it, I look real weird myself most of the time so I have no right to judge :3.

.little monster
July 28th, 2009, 06:26 PM
I've heard it before. They are part of the LGBT community, of which I am an activist so I should know about it. It doesn't really bother me, as long as their happy, I am.

God
July 28th, 2009, 06:27 PM
A person is who that person is. So long as he/she is happy, I'm happy.

^ this. It's not about what you think of them, but what they think of themselves.

Bianca Paragon
July 28th, 2009, 06:52 PM
*Raises hand* I have GID. I probably -knew- about it as early as age 11 or 12; but I wasn't officially diagnosed and put on a course of HRT for correction until after a traumatic incident when I was 16. Flash forward to now and I've been living as a woman for many years; I don't even think about it much as of late. Yes, I still have a penis ~ but you wouldn't know it to look at me.

Weatherman, Kiyoshi
July 28th, 2009, 07:08 PM
Heard of it.

In fact, my favorite comedian has it.

Ayselipera
July 28th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Yes I have heard of it. Actually one of my friends feels that she is a man who was born into a womens body.
Shes now taking hormones to look more like a guy. It doesn't bother me though.

Citrinin
July 28th, 2009, 08:10 PM
I've heard of it before, and as my philosophy tends to be "live and let live", it doesn't bother me at all.

.Seth
July 28th, 2009, 08:19 PM
I'm pretty sure I don't have that, but I wouldn't mind knowing what it would feel like to be of the opposite sex.
Though, don't we all wonder that at some point in our lives?
I mean, I don't think about it all the time, but I do think about it every now and then.

I'm just overly curious I guess. :P

Saltare.
July 28th, 2009, 08:28 PM
I've heard of it. It doesn't bother me at all.

Do you mean like a sex change? Cause I think that's the only way you can "change" bodies. But, if you get changed from a female-male, you will still have female reproductive organs and viceversa.

I think, I'm not totally sure.

Timbjerr
July 28th, 2009, 08:36 PM
There was an FtM that went to high school with me, I made friends with him because the subject fascinated me at the time. so yeah...I am well-aware of Gender Dysphoria and transgenderism in general. :P

Anxiety.
July 29th, 2009, 05:55 AM
Well, I'll let you guys in on a secret.

I have it, quite bad actually. I'm not diagnosed with it, but I know I have it, I hate being the gender that I am. It just sucks overall for me because I feel so much like the opposite gender.

Here's the catch, I'm not telling you weather I'm a guy who wants to be a girl, or a girl pretending to be a guy on PC.

ziglef
July 29th, 2009, 06:13 AM
i think its not a condition, i think its something that is influenced in the person when they were young, like for example seeing people of the other sex always happy when he was unhappy etc etc

Anxiety.
July 29th, 2009, 06:16 AM
It's a good theory
But when I was growing up I saw both genders being happy, I was unhappy, but everyone around me was happy.

Gah. I have no idea why I have it!

Owl
July 29th, 2009, 07:29 AM
A person is who that person is. So long as he/she is happy, I'm happy.
I agree. As long as they are fine with it so am I.

Black Ice
July 29th, 2009, 08:04 AM
I know someone who goes onto another forum who probably has it, he's a guy that pretends to be a girl. He managed to trick us all though :(

Cherrim
July 29th, 2009, 08:53 AM
I know someone who goes onto another forum who probably has it, he's a guy that pretends to be a girl. He managed to trick us all though :(
Ehh, I wouldn't say that's necessarily a case of this. :/ Lots of people pretend to be someone they aren't on the internet. We have plenty of members here who are perfectly "normal" and put on an act to throw people off their genders.

Black Ice
July 29th, 2009, 09:18 AM
Ehh, I wouldn't say that's necessarily a case of this. :/ Lots of people pretend to be someone they aren't on the internet. We have plenty of members here who are perfectly "normal" and put on an act to throw people off their genders.

True, but said person also tends to act the same IRL. Or so he says. Then again, you can't really take everything on the internet without a bit of doubt.

Bianca Paragon
July 29th, 2009, 09:31 AM
I know someone who goes onto another forum who probably has it, he's a guy that pretends to be a girl. He managed to trick us all though :(
For some people; environmental issues such as family and lifestyle make it impractical for them to transition and to be honest with themselves. So the internet makes for a perfect outlet ~ before I came out, before I transitioned? I was Sarah on the internet for a good three years :3 And in-fact it's only relatively recently that I've 'come out' about being a transgirl and not a genetic girl. It's not lying to hurt others; it's lying to maintain one's sanity - unless you know what it's like to be so fundamentally wrong within yourself, I don't think it's fair to be judgmental.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
July 30th, 2009, 08:33 AM
I've first heard of this disorder when I was watching the Maury show a while back. I never knew that this was a disorder, I've always called it Trannism when I was little



:t354:TG

Rich Boy Rob
July 30th, 2009, 08:58 AM
I know someone in my year who believes he has girls mind in a guy's body, a lot of people don't like him because he's gay (my school is very judgemental) but it doesn't bother me to be honest.