Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS) is not for everyone. I’ve witnessed far too many transsexuals strive and attain this final step under the delusion it's going to make them a better woman: it won’t. However, I’ve witnessed just as many transsexuals retain non-op status for equally unhealthy reasons.
Seriously Consider Getting an Orchiectomy
An orchiectomy is a necessary procedure in many states to qualify for getting your gender marker changed on your driver’s license and other personal records.
It will also allow you to reduce or eliminate HRT - and save potential damage to your liver. Additionally, you’ll start seeing the benefits of atrophy in time - more than you ever saw with testosterone blockers.
Rules to Success as a Non-Op Transsexual Female
Don’t Publicize the Fact You’re Non-Op
A lot of non-op’s are openly caught up in their sexuality. If you’re going to make life work with this configuration? -You need to can the “best of both world’s speech”. We live in a binary society of male and female. There’s no place for a third gender to fit into that equation. Thus, if you’re going to make this work with co-workers, friends and new acquaintances - you need to keep your mouth shut regarding your configuration except with your closest comrades. The first question almost everyone wants to ask of a passable, full-time transsexual woman is whether she’s had her final surgery. Make no mistake: it’s always on the tip of tongues.
You need to respond with a qualified affirmative to steer clear of much of the drama associated with being transgender.
Being openly non-op is often a problem in your career. If other know you’re not complete? It’s a source of drama you don’t need. Also? You’re worst potential nightmare? Having to serve prison time: better stay on the straight and narrow if you fly this route.
Being openly non-op strains can strain some close friendships. Some people aren’t comfortable with this blend. Again, keeping your mouth shut is the best strategy - no matter how open or interested people might first seem.
Also, being openly non-op attracts tends to attract unhealthy partners - a magnet for shemale fantasy seekers. That emotionally exhausting.
My wish is that I have shed some light on the road to transition.
Angel Bea :)