For Trans* Folks: How much time do you spend as your preferred gender presentation(s) currently?

Ciao. Ciao.
I realize there is a huge spectrum in trans experiences here from those who are non-op (like myself) to all sorts of people in the midst of various forms of social/medical transitions. So I'm curious, if you identify as trans in some way, what percentage of your time do you feel you are spending in a preferred gender presentation?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
0-10%
TransMarc , MistressDandelion
2  (6%)
11-20%
spicyjjang
1  (3%)
21-30%
31-40%
MasonM , Rab
2  (6%)
41-50%
DarthTaco , pestilence , tA
3  (10%)
51-60%
61-70%
Ciao. , finnimbrun
2  (6%)
71-80%
kmilly , Bbiz
2  (6%)
81-90%
hellono , hatman , argylesocks , ehre , thisisadeletedaccount , Youssii
6  (19%)
91-100%
eroticmutt , guro , jesseftm , TheParrishism , butts , griffonc , Sir , P3ngu1n78 , Thomas90 , transboy , Sam the Man , TakeHimAway , radioboy
13  (42%)
Total votes: 31
Poll is closed
03/26/2012
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I don't really now how to answer that poll as I'm still in the very begining stages, or so I would describe it I guess. Haven't really discussed it with anyone in my personal life except very vaguely with a friend and he was pretty cool with it.
I don't really announce anything to people... because I don't particularly care about their view of me I guess or I'm just too worried about having to explain shit and trying to put things into words I don't know how to.
Clothing wise, every day all day.
90% of my clothing could be considered unisex at the very least and male at the most... in a casual sense.
So I guess probably 0% percent in attempted presentation but 90% mentally because I feel pretty fuckin comfortable just thinking about how I look and feel to me.
03/26/2012
eroticmutt eroticmutt
I voted 91-100% because in my person life I always present as male but I sometimes have issues with drs/etc because I have not yet had my sex markers officially changed
03/26/2012
jesseftm jesseftm
I read something recently about how my pronouns/gender are not "preferred" they are "required". I just thought of it because I don't spend time as my preferred gender, I am my gender. But I guess that puts me in the last group.. haha
03/27/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
I present that way, but I don't always get read that way. Most people are respectful of my identity though.
03/28/2012
TransMarc TransMarc
10%. I live at my parents' to whom I'm not out as it would be pretty unsafe.
I don't present as male in most social situations. I just wear male clothes with my binder, which I just wear to pass and aren't really my preferred gender presentation (complicated.) and don't get read as male by most strangers. Also, as I am following distance learning courses, I don't really go out much...
03/28/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
I present as male around 10% of the time, but when I do, people don't see me as male anyway. I'm out nowhere anyway, and it's not safe for me to be..
03/28/2012
argylesocks argylesocks
I try to present as myself 100 percent of the time, but when I talk to old friends online or family that I'm not out to I'm still being myself but I'm not correcting them on pronouns and stuff. I also don't always correct strangers on pronouns, or sometimes I just don't know if I was read as male by them. Sometimes it almost feels like my presenting as male gets nullified by how other people read me, kinda aggravating.
03/29/2012
MasonM MasonM
Quote:
Originally posted by Ciao.
I realize there is a huge spectrum in trans experiences here from those who are non-op (like myself) to all sorts of people in the midst of various forms of social/medical transitions. So I'm curious, if you identify as trans in some way, what ... More
I currently leave my home only two days a week on average and at home I don't bother to bind because of how little effect I get right now. Because of that, I spend only a small amount of my time presenting as male and even that is almost worthless, since I don't currently pass.
03/29/2012
butts butts
Only 5% or less of the time I have to "present as female", which is just around my mother (whom I rarely see), not that I do anything different, I just have to respond to my birth name and deal with being called "she". I don't put any effort into looking more female for her, she can deal with my looks if she's going to be a passive aggressive ignorant asshole. haha
03/30/2012
Rab Rab
I'm forced to present as female at work, but nights and weekends?
I'm just one of the guys
03/30/2012
pestilence pestilence
I'm out to my friends in real life and present as male online, but when it comes to school or talking with strangers in public, I still present as female because I just don't want to deal with having to repeatedly insist I'm male while I don't pass.
03/30/2012
kmilly kmilly
i present as male. however a lot of my friends see me as an FTM, which i don't really like. so that lowers the score a bit. i don't bind to work out or swim, so there are a few more points. i'm still pre-transition which means i don't pass all the time. i always see myself as male. society probably can't. i feel 100% male, just can't always let that show
04/08/2012
Thomas90 Thomas90
I present as male 100% of the time, but i do on the odd occasion have to answer to my birth name and the wrong pronouns
04/12/2012
Sam the Man Sam the Man
I present as male whenever I can, but I have a lot of experiences with being misgendered. All in all, though, I'd say it's close to all the time.
04/17/2012
TakeHimAway TakeHimAway
Quote:
Originally posted by Ciao.
I realize there is a huge spectrum in trans experiences here from those who are non-op (like myself) to all sorts of people in the midst of various forms of social/medical transitions. So I'm curious, if you identify as trans in some way, what ... More
All the time.
05/14/2012
Total posts: 16
Unique posters: 16