introduction (selfie ec)
I guess it's finally #introduction time. I'm Sig! I'm a 32-year-old trans guy (he/him) from the Boston area, currently living in North Ostrobothnia, Finland, with my spouse @Jonas, two cats, a boa and a bunch of plants.
Right now I spend most of my time learning Finnish, taking care of my pets, gardening, baking, bicycling, and enjoying nature. I also draw, but that's been kinda on and off lately. I've also been known to play a vidja game but don't tell anyone.
this one song by dopapod slaps my nutts clean off https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd5lIqEhIqc
alcohol, holiday celebrations
Got @Sig flowers and a nice bottle of whiskey for chrimbus :3
one of my favorite, strangest websites is https://www.horg.com/horg/
it's an elaborate shitpost of a website that traces an imaginary taxonomy and phylogeny of little plastic waste products, particularly the little plastic bits that they use to keep bread bags closed (occlupanidae)
mild body image stuff, hair loss, beards, HRT, otc drugs, all sorts of things really but it's chill +
I found out minoxidil (rogaine) works for growing facial hair, better than for head hair even: it's not fighting against active balding, any new hair is permanent, and you can just use it for a year or so and be done forever.
soooo I've been using it for about a month and my beard is going buckwild, I'm so excited
I've been putting a little on my head too, just to see if that does anything, but I think I'd probably have to combine it with finasteride to gain any ground there. finasteride messes with endocrine stuff and some trans guys report their periods coming back among other symptoms, so I'm a little wary. I have an appointment next month to check up on my HRT so I'm gonna ask about it then.
no huge deal if that doesn't work out. as I've said before, I don't hate going bald. I look damn nice with a shaved head. but hey, if there's an easy way to avoid it, I might as well check it out. some more time with my hair would be nice; I started transition at 25-ish and hardly got to spend any time as a young man with hair before starting to go the way of just about all men on both sides of my family.
back to beards though. I've been on T for uhhhh 6 years? and my beard growth has been kinda disappointing. hardly anything above the jawline but a lamentable corner-stache and some scattered sideburn hairs – but below the jawline, a lush neck carpet to rival most cis guys I know. it's fucking strange lmao
but the rogaine is going straight to work. my mustache is already filling in towards the middle in kind of a curvy shape that I'm really digging. and there are new pale hairs sprouting up *everywhere*
this is really really exciting, I had given up on ever growing a real beard but now it's like early days on T again, checking the mirror for new hairs
internet cat • mud witch • occasional drawboy • trans guy from MA living in northern finland and going to flea markets a lot • 32 • he/him • married to @Jonas
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