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I Am Confused About My Gender

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    im 14 boy and i feel stuck

    and hopeless for about a year i've been confused about my gender i'm not sure if i'm a girl or a boy or somewhere in between and part of this is i still like girls and not so sure if i'm by .i want to try dressing and acting like a girl a while but i don't know how to tell my...
    jennie323 jennie323 13-15, M 3 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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    Please help me! I was born a biological female,

    and i've lived as a female all my life (albeit a bit of a tom boy). I've never really wanted to conform to gender norms, I never wanted to look like a princess, I've only ever dressed girly to please others. My favorite character in films was always the villain, and always...
    NimbusNimpy NimbusNimpy 16-17, T 3 Responses Dec 16, 2015

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    I believe the reason

    for my confusion is due to societies out dated and narrow minded 2 gender system. Most of the time were asked if we're male or female but I believe it's not that simple & I hate being told I can't wear this or loom like that because I'm a man. I hate being pigeon holed like that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 21, 2015

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    i was here a while ago.

    i'm 15, boy, and still unable to talk to my mom about my possible trans-gender/sexuality. i told some of my close friends they were accepting(thank god). only came back here cause the feeling hit hard again. i tried on some of my mom's high heels felt so right i need some advice...
    jennie323 jennie323 13-15, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I dunno, I was born male

    and now all of a sudden I get this feeling I'd be happier if i were to become a girl :/ I still have a ton of things to figure out first... I really need someone to talk to about this
    Kurlzz3Tears Kurlzz3Tears 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    i am a guy basically

    but i kinda wish i was more female but still me like if i had breasts and curves but can still have my full facial hair if I want and also still be male down below i feel kind of in between wishing i could dress however i want masculine or feminine or a bit of both but be...
    PurpleMonkey34 PurpleMonkey34 22-25, M Jan 27

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    Lately I feel a strong desire to try to pursue

    testosterone injections. I've seen bodies of trans-men and I can't help but think that's what I want to look like. Last year, I joined this site specifically to find support about my gender issues. And I received amazing advice. I believe I'm trans but I'm still often alright...
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F 2 Responses May 23, 2015

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    Everyone goes on and on about how brave Caitlyn

    Jenner is for coming out and transitioning. I wish they'd take a moment to commend the teenagers who are excommunicated from their families. Or the grandparents who transition when they're way past their prime. Or the children of bigots who are forced to live a lie just to...
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T 4 Responses Aug 18, 2015

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    I'm a cisgender female.

    But I keep wishing I was born a guy lately. I hate my boobs. I hate my hips and waist. I keep cutting my hair hoping to look more boyish, but I have a feminine face so that's not really working. I cringe every time I get called a lady or mam. It's like a silent confusing battle...
    r0ck3r6 r0ck3r6 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 5, 2015

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    I KNOW that I am a man.

    I KNOW that I wish I had boobs. I KNOW that I love looking at women. I KNOW that when I talk with women I sometimes get scared and don't know what to say. I don't care to talk to men. BUT.........I have a man friend and he let me suck his thing, and now I just want to do it...
    mslade mslade 61-65, M Dec 7, 2015

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    I have thought about transitioning from a girl

    to a guy,but i dont know,im not sure if i really even want to or if i want to stay a girl,or what would happen.I want to but at the same time i also dont
    heyilikeyour heyilikeyour 13-15, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I currently identify

    as genderqueer, but sometimes I get really upset over having been born a girl. I've been imagining myself as a guy a lot recently and I feel like I would be happier if I could just be him instead of the way I am right now. I don't know what to think about this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    im a guy but sometimes i feel wrong like i like

    being me beard and all but sometimes i wish i had more feminine features like breasts and stuff but keep my male parts and i still like women but want to be more like one while staying myself if that makes sense and be able to dress how ever i friggen want i like some female...
    PurpleMonkey34 PurpleMonkey34 22-25, M Dec 26, 2015

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    actually I've never been confused about what

    gender I was, I just never really cared until lately :P I've always been and always will be a girl, a very girly girl too. like I said I never really cared what gender I was, I just knew that I was very feminine, I liked girls a lot more then guys, and that everything was off...
    PrincessIKairi PrincessIKairi 22-25, T 1 Response May 11, 2015

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    maybe not mine, exactly,

    but i'm always confused about gender in general: i'm glad i was assigned as i was, but it's more of a matter of thinking it's the best fit. i often question if i would identify the same way if i had grown up knowing non-binary identities existed, because i've never quite felt...
    astrifer astrifer 22-25, F Jan 27

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    i dont ******* know what the actually **** i am.

    .and im actually scared. like yes i am trans* but only non-close people use my correct pronouns. that may change i hate my name but dont known how to change it i really want top surgery and justtt fucukkk i hate this and i hate myself
    cheapgoat cheapgoat 16-17, T 1 Response Dec 3, 2015

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    I am not female. Well,

    not always. But sometimes I am. I don't know, but I hate it that sometimes I am okay with my assigned gender and sometimes I'm not. I don't care what gender I am, if I could just be comfortable with THE SAME ONE ALL THE TIME... I guess I'm genderfluid, and I'm having a rough...
    emptystxrs emptystxrs 18-21, T 3 Responses Nov 25, 2015

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    so, my profile states

    that i am a male which is in fact not true, but at times i feel as if i am both female & male. thing is, i am a 'girly girl' the kind of girl who loves makeup, heels, dresses, blah blah blah, but i also feel like a boy sometimes. i told my mother last school year that i think i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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    I am a 16 year old male

    and i would like to talk to some people my age or around it to get advice and just talk. Any one is welcome to contact me but id prefer you arent to old. c:
    VanessaAnnMarie VanessaAnnMarie 16-17, M 4 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I've always been a girl,

    a girl who has grown up with more testosterone naturally produced in her body then what there should. I wonder if it's meant to be? The idea of being male seems idealistic the more I think about it. However I grew up being a hetroromatic, bisexual female. I enjoy girly stuff, I...
    FragGrrl FragGrrl 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2015

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    i know on my profile it says trans.

    .. but idk. im so ******* scared of this... i feel like i cant cope with it..
    carlyann15 carlyann15 22-25, T 1 Response Nov 5, 2015

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    can I talk to someone

    that can give me some advice ? xx
    ireallydontknow123 ireallydontknow123 13-15, M 5 Responses Jan 11

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    I'm so confused, at times I feel like a girl

    but sometimes I feel like neither. And when I feel like neither, I'm fine with she/her pronouns, I don't understand…
    lonelydarkshadow lonelydarkshadow 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I think I hopped into hormones too quick

    and didn't give much time to think about transitioning. I am thankful, don't get me wrong, its just that being on hormones made me realize to maybe step back and look at what I really need and want before pursuing anything that may be permanent. I am not detransitioning, I am...
    77jagger 77jagger 18-21, T 3 Responses Dec 25, 2015

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    I am a life long cross dresser.

    Started being confused about my gender when I was 12. A boy I knew asked me since I liked to dress like a girl if I wanted to do things with a boy like a girl. I said I didn't know I really never thought about that. Well he talked me into playing with his thing. I admit I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 10, 2015

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    I was born a female and I enjoy being a female.

    I love dressing up in girly clothes, putting make up on at times, all that good stuff. But ever since I can remember (third grade), a chunk of me has always and will always deep down feel as if I wasn't just meant to be a girl. Whenever I do certain activities (which is an...
    Ominousity Ominousity 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 22, 2015

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    I've always felt as though I was supposed to be

    a boy, ever since I was a child. I'd sit awake at night wondering why I was born the way I was and how to fix it. I grew up in a strict and sheltered household, so I had never heard of being "transgendered" before, and it truly made me feel like I was to only person in the world...
    Player1LFG Player1LFG 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2015

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    The journey has started.

    After alot of back and forth with the nurses at my Doctors office I got to meet a doctor. we sat down and talked. I told him that I wanted to go through a genderidentity evaluation. where I live it is required to do before you can start a transition. This does not mean that you...
    Joceline93 Joceline93 22-25, T 4 Responses Jun 18, 2015

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    I'm not sure maybe I'm agender I don?

    t really know. I don't have dysphoria attached to my assigned gender well not now, I think I did when I was younger. I definitely remember wishing I was a boy and thinking it would be so much easier if I was a boy, which isn't untrue but I don't think 9 year old me meant...
    Amani7 Amani7 18-21, F Nov 24, 2015

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    I don't fully mentally identify with

    either male nor female. It annoys me how gender-based society is and how I must stick to the roles of the physical form I was born and stuck with. A close friend of mine said I am just confused about it because I follow stereotypes. But it's not about how my personality is. It's...
    Saudabell Saudabell 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I've always had trouble with identifying with a

    certain gender. I like to look pretty but I love sports. I like male music and movies but like girl talk. I love shopping but also like drinking and watching a game. I don't know what gender I am.
    LyraBennett LyraBennett 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 17, 2015

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    I should say I have always felt I was suppose

    to be a girl not a boy. First time I dressed and got to play as a girl. I was 7 years old living in a foster home. A girl was brought in the same age as me. She was bigger than me a very bossy . She wanted me to play house and I said sure. She called me Chrissy instead of Chris...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 7, 2015

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    I don't know what I exactly am.

    Sometimes I feel like a man and I behave like one. I'm not like a woman. And I hate it mostly to wear female clothes... they feel weird. I like wide tshirts, hoodies, caps, wide trousers (for example Jetbag) and so on. I want to have short hair and a beard, stuff like that. But...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 28

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    I don't consider myself to be gay,

    but when I'm dressed in a short skirt/dress, sexy stockings and heels i feel so girly and feminine. It's then that i feel a strong sexual attraction to men. I've even found myself fantasising about some of my straight male friends and wishing they were making love to me. They...
    albro1000 albro1000 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I wish my gender didn't exist.

    It's not like I want to be a man instead. I just wish people would see a person, not a woman, not a man. I hate both stereotypes, neither fit on. I'm scared of people's sexuality, And how the fact I'm perceived as a gender brings it out. Can't we just get on to other things? Im...
    AnxietyTurnsYouBad AnxietyTurnsYouBad 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    I got really mad at my mom the other day I went

    into the boys section of a store and she said she's tired of buying boys stuff I almost cried because well most days I feel like a girl but somedays I really don't now I will never want a penis or anything but I really HATE my chest somedays and I like the name Eric or Adam I...
    snowlilly53 snowlilly53 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    I have no clue what's going on here.

    I don't feel comfortable when being called 'female' but I also don't feel comfortable being called 'male'. Lately, on the internet, I've been going by they/them pronouns and I'm enjoying not being confined to a specific gender. Real life however is much different. With myself...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 25

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    So Im finding it really hard to come to terms

    with who or what I am, some people say not to live by labels and be yourself. well what if you really are not sure what that self is? Been a 35 year old male, who has had preasures from grandparents to be successful and expect grandchildren to finding that several years later...
    janeinchains janeinchains 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 5, 2015

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    Would like to have been born female I sometimes

    feel I was born male instead of female. I feel so comfortable when I'm dressed as a woman.
    albro1000 albro1000 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    We'Re Not From Venus Or Mars Poem

    Its always been said that: Women are from Venus & men are from Mars. But I'm not from either, i must come from afar. Perhaps maybe Pluto, except im not too fond of the cold. Perhaps im from Saturn, i like the way it revolves... How about Jupiter, i like its dusty gold rings...
    Tuklr Tuklr 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    I don't want to become a man

    or anything like that it's just that I am drawn to other women. I watch them when I am out shopping and make a point of trying to see them when I go into the changing room to try stuff on. I like boys but it looks like I prefer girls at the moment
    littlebabyjane16 littlebabyjane16 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 20, 2015

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    Every day I go back and forth between being

    content as I am in my everydaylife as a man, who is just a bit different from time to time, and feeling like I am not who I feel like. My biggest fear is maybe that if I were to do something further than what I allready have it might be irreversible. And in that case I would be...
    Joceline93 Joceline93 22-25, T 2 Responses Apr 27, 2015

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    Blurring The Lines....

    I am happy to be me...finally. I know what it is to be me and how I feel at the moment.  I love crossing the gender line back and forth, often lingering at androgyny.  Sometimes it is fun to wear dresses and just be feminine.  Sometimes it is relaxing to appear more like a...
    BlueCedarTree BlueCedarTree 46-50 4 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    I think I might be gender fluid/genderless

    and pansexual. nobody knows and I am still trying to figure myself out still.
    TomboyBeth TomboyBeth 13-15, F Nov 18, 2015

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    One day I'm sitting down thinking about my

    gender in the weeks after I'm thinking about HRT but deciding that's not something I would want and assuming for the rest of my life it would be like that. There is so many risks, I don't want certain things but certain things I do want. Then weeks after i find myself going Yes...
    CosmicEvan CosmicEvan 18-21, T 2 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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