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Only 900’s Kids Will Get This 8/17

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Stanczia: Imri? The same little Imri who interviewed me for a school paper?

Imri: Yes, milady.

Stanczia: You don’t smell like a girl anymore.

Imri: No, milady. They have injections to fix that now.

Stanczia: Do you taste like a girl?

Imri: I wouldn’t know. Nobody’s checked.

Stanczia: Butler, take the rest of them to see their new offices. Imri will be joining you . . . later.

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What do girls taste like, sugar, spice, and everything nice?

The difference must be determined by relative androgen and estrogen levels in the blood. Out of curiosity, I just Googled “testosterone estradiol taste” and got nothing relevant. Science has failed us. All I can tell you is that my estradiol tabs taste like grape candy, but that’s probably just added flavor.

This comment got me to lick my shoulders to see what my testosterone gel tastes like. The answer is “hand sanitizer”. So there we have it – girls taste like grape candy and boys taste like hand sanitizer.

I was going to say it’s probably mostly that women have lower average iron levels than men, and that’s probably a difference you can taste…but I like this answer better.

Huh. Did not know that. According to top Google sources, it’s only a little lower for women, and normal ranges are mostly overlapping. It wouldn’t be a consistent difference like Stanczia is implying here. So, sure, let’s go with the grape candy vs. hand sanitizer.

I just remembered that I actually have data on my own hemoglobin and hermatocrit, because that happens when you transition under doctor supervision. So, for what this single data point is worth: Pre-HRT, my levels were toward the low end of normal male range, already in the overlap. After 14 months on spiro and 2 months on estradiol, my levels have dropped enough that they’re either just high enough to be in the overlap or just low enough to be outside it, depending on who you ask. Clearly, this is not an exact science.

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