How do you feel about penetration in general (not just for sex)?

Contributor: butts butts
I know some FtMs such as myself are perfectly comfortable with vaginal penetration of any sort, some are strictly against it. How do you feel about penetration in general, including tampons, kegel exercisers, your own fingers, etc.? Are you ok with tampons/kegel balls but not sexual things?

Private voting, just in case this is sensitive for some people.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I'm comfortable with any penetration.
41
I'm only comfortable with non-sexual penetration (tampons, exercisers, etc.)
4
I'm only comfortable wiith sexual penetration (toys, body parts, etc.)
8
I'm occasionally comfortable with some penetration, depends on how bad my dysphoria is.
23
I'm not comfortable with any penetration.
14
I'm only comfortable if I am the one doing the penetrating.
7
I'm only comfortable if someone else is doing the penetrating.
2
Other?
6
Total votes: 105 (85 voters)
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Contributor: thisisadeletedaccount thisisadeletedaccount
I have a weird relationship to penetration - I have used tampons in the past and, more recently, a Diva Cup, and my feelings around using them vary a lot based on how dysphoric I'm feeling. Mostly it's all okay, though. I have similar responses to penetrative sex - it is often great, but every so often I have a hell no, go away, fuck off kind of day and that kind of activity sounds horrible and really out of sync with my body. Being with one partner who's bigender and another who is cis but super understanding and respectful of my identity have helped a lot with that because I don't feel forcibly pushed into a feminine role or identity by getting penetrated.
06/05/2012
Contributor: Kitten has left the site Kitten has left the site
i haven't tried kegel stuff yet, but i dont mind anything as long as it's toys, fingers (mine or hubby's) and hubby's dick. i've tried tampons, and i hate them.
06/05/2012
Contributor: Rab Rab
the only thing that made me give up frontal penetration was an underlying gynecological issue that causes severe pain any time I get turned on
before that started acting up, I was fine with my girl touching me
06/05/2012
Contributor: K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by butts
I know some FtMs such as myself are perfectly comfortable with vaginal penetration of any sort, some are strictly against it. How do you feel about penetration in general, including tampons, kegel exercisers, your own fingers, etc.? Are you ok with ...
Oh. I'm a female that was born female so that might not count. However, I am comfortable with penetration as long as it doesn't cause me paing, which is a common occurence for me.
06/06/2012
Contributor: vitriolicvertigo vitriolicvertigo
I'm GQ so not necessarily FTM, but usually it's okay for me. Sometimes I'd prefer for it not to happen, though.
06/06/2012
Contributor: Phosphorous Tick Phosphorous Tick
Well, It all depends on what it is.
I can't get pleasure out of being penetrated by another male using vaginal only because it causes a twinge of jealousy I suppose. I'm not sure how to describe it.
06/06/2012
Contributor: sodapin sodapin
Quote:
Originally posted by butts
I know some FtMs such as myself are perfectly comfortable with vaginal penetration of any sort, some are strictly against it. How do you feel about penetration in general, including tampons, kegel exercisers, your own fingers, etc.? Are you ok with ...
I get squicked out at the idea of being penetrated D: so it's an entire no all-around for me (no tampons etc.)
06/06/2012
Contributor: Theresa99 Theresa99
For me I hate the thought of vaginal sex (in me) it makes me feel sick tbh yet I have been fingered before but only really cuz I am one not to really speak up (working on it though) but really I just do not like it! I put down "I'm only comfortable if someone else is doing the penetrating." cuz I love it anally, my mind kinda died when reading so in a way I voted wrong.

Never want anything up there really that includes tampons also I for whatever reason can't find anything but pressure when I have tried to insert anything *toy or finger* vaginally so its not like I get any use out of it anyhow :/
06/07/2012
Contributor: butts butts
I'm actually surprised at the number of FtMs who are totally comfortable with it! I wasn't expecting such a response I've heard more about the ones who don't like it, possibly because they speak up more about it?
06/09/2012
Contributor: TheirPet TheirPet
I think my diva cup actually helped me feel more secure and less dysmorphic than tampons and pads. As for penetration during sex I'm for it, oddly enough, though I'm usually the one doing the penetrating.
06/10/2012
Contributor: MasonM MasonM
Quote:
Originally posted by butts
I know some FtMs such as myself are perfectly comfortable with vaginal penetration of any sort, some are strictly against it. How do you feel about penetration in general, including tampons, kegel exercisers, your own fingers, etc.? Are you ok with ...
I'm actually okay with sexual penetration since my dysphoria centers primarily on my chest. I also use tampons because I develop raches when I use pads.

One thing that I will admit disliking about penetration is when it's a doctor doing it. At least when it's sexual penetration with my partner I can control our pace.
06/11/2012
Contributor: Andrew1992 Andrew1992
I don't mind someone's fingers during sex, but definitely nothing more than that. The idea just makes me very uncomfortable.
06/18/2012
Contributor: snowyslut snowyslut
Quote:
Originally posted by butts
I know some FtMs such as myself are perfectly comfortable with vaginal penetration of any sort, some are strictly against it. How do you feel about penetration in general, including tampons, kegel exercisers, your own fingers, etc.? Are you ok with ...
I'm pretty much ok with any penetration provided I'm sufficiently comfortable.
06/20/2012
Contributor: eroticmutt eroticmutt
I am completely comfortable with penetration and really enjoy it, and to me personally it's not something I would ever stop wanting whether vaginal (or, if I get far enough down the line then just anally), and as a gay man there is nothing inherently female in penetration to me because my partner is male (I only date men) and loves being penetrated as much as I do.

The way I see it, I am a man with two holes but one has the bonus of never causing pain when something goes in it and never is there a worry about tearing or cleanup so the benefits of me doing it that way are very obvious.

I will say though, I am supremely uncomfortable with doctor examinations of my genitals, primarily due to their habit of using swabs and poking in places a partner doesn't.
06/24/2012
Contributor: butts butts
Quote:
Originally posted by eroticmutt
I am completely comfortable with penetration and really enjoy it, and to me personally it's not something I would ever stop wanting whether vaginal (or, if I get far enough down the line then just anally), and as a gay man there is nothing ...
I feel pretty much the same, I really enjoy it, and with my super loving/accepting partner it's rarely embarrassing or particularly dysphoric. Honestly I have a lot more dysphoria over NOT having a penis than I do over HAVING a vagina, ideally I'd like both, I'd really miss vaginal penetration if I didn't have it. Now my uterus/ovaries on the other hand, those can get the hell out XP
06/26/2012
Contributor: marshmallow marshmallow
not so comfortable with it, honestly.
06/28/2012
Contributor: Roz W Roz W
I identify as genderqueer and occasionally feel all stone butch/don't touch me there, but it's a temporary feeling (a few days/a week). I'm usually ok with putting objects (cups/tampons, but maybe other stuff?) inside me, but I like to have lots of control over this.
07/01/2012
Contributor: pestilence pestilence
I personally don't experience dysphoria with anything other than my chest, but tampons always reminded me that if civilization collapsed (something I irrationally worry about all the time), I would lose yet another solution to a lifelong problem, so using them was always somewhat unpleasant.
07/13/2012
Contributor: gloomybear gloomybear
im ok with sex and tampons but not dildos or toys
07/21/2012
Contributor: Boyqueen Boyqueen
I'm okay with any form, personally.
07/23/2012
Contributor: Scrawberry78 Scrawberry78
I am OK with any form of penetration
07/23/2012
Contributor: MJ7 MJ7
Tampons actually help me to feel less dysphoric - I just slip it in quick and then stop thinking about it. Using pads that I can feel in my pants - too much of a reminder of my cycle!

I am almost always fine with front sex. It feels great, so as long as I do not focus on the body part being used but rather on enjoying the moment, I am usually fine. However, sometimes it does bother me - feels invasive or too *feminine* if that makes sense, gives me an almost degrading feeling.
09/05/2012
Contributor: mamaseatspoop mamaseatspoop
im ok with anyform
10/11/2012
Contributor: Genderfree Genderfree
Very interesting question!!

Vaginally, I will not have ANY sort of penetration, but I can still put a tampon in. However, when it is accidentally poked, like when someone misses my anus, I yell out in pain. I used to do vaginal penetration, but I literally did not feel anything pleasurable. However, anally I am completely fine with penetration, but I have flashbacks if I am being dominated. However, if it's double penetration, I am completely fine.

As far as penetrating others, it's awesome! I would do it all day if my girlfriend would let me!
10/14/2012
Contributor: tiniest bird tiniest bird
I'm always fine with cups and tampons, anything else depends both on my level of dysphoria and if any other issues are acting up.
10/14/2012
Contributor: alistair alistair
I don't like any penetration at all
10/15/2012
Contributor: Jaxxie Lifeless Jaxxie Lifeless
depends on how my dysphoria is doing
10/17/2012
Contributor: adam71 adam71
ummmm not
10/18/2012