2. Does transgender transition = genital reconstruction surgery? Explain-Going through a transition does not necessarily mean genital reconstruction surgery. Many trans people live with the genitalia they were born with and the transition relies
more on a new sense of self. Sometimes the appearance of the body is used to do this by clothing, makeup, hair. While it is essential for some, genitalia does not equal gender. 3. What kinds of challenges can arise in dating for trans people?-Some dating challenges can arise and are fairly common for trans people. This includes the uncomfort of having to tell a date and potential sexual partner that they are different than the average male of female because of this transition. This can also lead to other challenges such as ridicule, rejection, and possibly violence as a result of the date feeling “tricked.” 4. What kinds of challenges can arise in having sex for trans people? Consider both how some trans people feel anxiety with their own body, and also how some trans people feel anxiety about how other people (partner, etc) will view/treat them …-Hooking up can also be an insecure experiences as identities are sometimes questioned. The date can become embarrassed and ashamed at being attracted to someone who is transgender, which is obviously detrimental for the trans individual to be exposed to. Some people are afraid that hooking up with trans people means that they are gay and need to question their identity.5. What are the author’s suggestions for how to have better sex?-Tobin’s advice for having better sex is to have communication with partners about the expectation and desired result from the sex, whether it is feeling more connected to gender, have or give an orgasm, or emotional intimacy. Avoiding assumptions is also key as these can limit the ability to truly connect with each other. Asking where and how yourpartner wants to be touched is also important to create a space in which they are comfortable. Respecting your partner’s boundaries is also especially important as well as leaving space for creativity in sexual connection. (4) Ambrosino1. Why are so many pro-gay activists committed to the “born this way” argument? Ie, what is their assumption about arguing that homosexuality is biologically hard-wired? What is wrong (factually incorrect) with their assumption? According to research, what actually can explain the rise in support for gay rights such as gay marriage?