Tuesday, October 12, 2010


As in the great John Cusack movie, Better Off Dead:

Monique: He keeps putting his testicles all over me. 
Lane: Excuse me? 
Monique: You know, like octopus? Testicles? 
Lane: Ohhhh. Tentacles. N-T. Big Difference. 

So anyway, testicles.  Can't stand them.  They just annoy the heck out of me.  I mean, when you're tucking on a hot day (or basically all summer) they refuse to stay nicely squirreled away in their original packing pouches and keep wanting to slip out.  Also, what's with newer styles of panties that are so dang narrow in the area around the crotch?  Wouldn't women prefer their panties not slide up into their hoo-ha?

Annoyingly, there don't seem to be many definitive studies of men who have undergone orchiectomies (whether for gender identity or testicular or prostate cancer) and the ability to have and sustain an erection.  This is still important to me for now, since between now and whenever my wife and I decide it's time for me to truly transition to being a female, we want to continue to have intimate relations in the same way we always have (again, at least for now).  As a biologist, but not an endocrinology specialist, I'm pretty sure erection should still be possible, but these things are complicated, and I'd really like to see the research.


  1. Hi Viv, my name is Sarah and I found your blog from a comment you made on one of the blogs I follow.

    I wouldn't worry about the issue of getting an erection after you have your testicles removed. During the Golden Age of Opera, there were some very famous Castrati, who were also known as great lovers. Castrati being young men who had their testicles removed so the would not lose their Boy Soprano voice; they sang most of the Aria's in Handel's "Messiah" which are now sung by Coloratura Soprano's.

    Just wanted to let you know to keep blogging, I agree with a lot of what you think.

    Sarah the Other Auntee

  2. Thanks for the info, Sarah! I knew about the castrati in a musical sense, but had not heard that they were umm... "functional" ... lovers. That's nice to know. Being on dutasteride seems to make it more difficult but not impossible to get an erection, which satisfies both me and my wife for now. It'd be nice not to have to keep taking it though - it's rather expensive!