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facts about intersex conditions

1. it’s not a mutation, the majority of the time it’s naturally occurring conditions that usually develop within the womb

2. it’s not Always known at birth, sometimes it’s not clear until puberty or adulthood

3. we can have external genitalia that looks “normal” for dfab or dmab

4. external changes in genitalia aren’t always noticeable, it could be something like two urinary tracks or in some cases clitomergy, etc

5. “ambiguous genitalia” is a bit of a nasty term. the majority of infants do have ambiguous genitalia, but the medical community has this scale where the phallus has to be between w and x to be girl, x to y is ambiguous, and y to z is a boy

6. that’s right, ur assigned gender is determined on ur phallus (also known as a clit or a dick, just depends on how developed and big it is), not your chromosomes or if you have a vagina or balls or ur internal infrastructure

7. intersex is a naturally occurring condition, meaning unless you’re born intersex you can’t be intersex. you can’t medically or surgically transition to “become intersex”

8. surgery actually isn’t needed in the majority of cases. there is no reason for corrective surgery or surgery in the future to remove genitalia or “fix it”. it’s pretty uncommon any of the genitalia actually poses any harm and if surgery is needed it’s usually for other reasons like a webbed neck

9. it’s a myth that intersex conditions make up 1%. first of all, intersex conditions aren’t always diagnosed and some medical communities don’t consider pcos an intersex condition even though it can be. so using that, there is at least a minimum of 3% if not up to 5% of individuals

second of all, that’s a us centric statistic. it doesn’t include other countries, other populations they may not be able to get a dx, countries where they won’t dx it or it’s harmful to dx it, etc. so in likelihood there is a minimum of 10 - 15% of the worlds population being intersex, at least estimated. i wouldn’t be surprised if it was higher than that (a quarter or more of the worlds pop)

HUYYYY. TARA BLOG ULET?!

Kunware may special ininterview ako ni Tito Boy kase wala lang gusto ko lang tapos may mga series of questions siya sa’kin.

Tito Boy: “Boxers or briefs?”

Me: Boxers. “Para nagwiwiggle.”

Tito Boy: “Lovelife or career?”

Me: “Nakakain ba mga yan ha?”

Tito Boy: “Eminem or Willie Revillame?”

Me: “Willie Revillame tayo Tito Boy.”

Tito Boy: “Sex or Chocolates?”

Me:  “Chocolates…. habang nakikipagsex”

Tapos tatanungin niya ako ng ganito,

Tito Boy: “So bakit ka nga ba hindi ka na masyadong nagbblog?”

(Naks. Lakas makacelebrity ampota.)

Me: Akshwally Tito Boy, *grabs his kwelyo sabay singa*

Madaming dahilan eh. Pero dahil dami kong time, iisa-isahin natin yan. “Reasons Why I want to Quit Blogging” para kunware napakasignificant ng blog ko. Thought Catalog levels.

  1. Being an OFW is like, “Ohmayygahhddd!!!” ( in Bimby accent ), nakakastress at nakakadepress pare. Kung alam mo lang. The fact na malayo ka sa mga taong mahal mo, mas gugustuhin mo na lang na ikwento sa kanila yung gusto mong i-blog kapag kausap mo sila.
  2. Gusto ko lang magpa-miss. Nakakapogi daw kase yon. ( Pero hindi tumalab.)
  3. Feeling ko, my way of blogging is like hindi na akma para sa People of the Philippines this days. ‘Coz you know, “Henerasyon ng Madadaling Ma-Offend.” So sino mag-aadjust? Eh di ako na lang. Ayoko namang magviral sa peysbuk dahil nabash lang. Baka biglang mag Hannah Baker mode si aqoh.
  4. Parang mas gusto ko na lang maging ‘travHel bloGgerZ’ para sosyal. Yung kahit ipangutang yung pantravel basta may maipost lang level. Uso daw kase yun guys. Tapos post ako ng “Saan Aabot Ang 3 pipti Mo?” kahit ang totoo 3,500 pesos naman talaga. Kaya lang, ang hirap maglagay ng English caption pota. 
  5. Yung oras na ipang-bblog ko, spend ko na lang sa gym. Tapos pag macho na ‘ko guys instagram instagram na lang. Post ng shirtless pic tapos may hawak na Nivea. #SocialMediaInfluencer.  Tapos i-IG stories ko yung pagbubukas ng package from sponsors gamit isang kamay kase binooboomerang pa. Jusko ang hirap!
  6. And siguro dahil feeling ko sapat na ang ilang taon ng pagbblog. I’m a mature individual na kasi guys. Yung mga visions ko sa life nag-iba na. Yung priorities ganyan. Well, you know, oras na siguro para harapin ko naman ang panibagong mundong nagaabang sa akin. Charinggg!!~

Pero seriously, narealize ko talaga na kahit napakaraming dahilan pa ang sabihin at gawin mong excuse, kung gusto mo talaga ang isang bagay, kakalimutan mo ang isang libong dahilan kung bakit hindi pwede at doon ka pa rin lilingon sa nag-iisang rason para bumalik. Eh anim lang yung dahilan ko so ang ibig sabihin umaarte lang ako.

Well, Dito naman talaga ako masaya eh. At siguro sapat na dahilan na ‘to para magblog ako ng pa-chill.

Tito Boy: *snaps in Z formation.

Tito Boy: And for the last question, “Lights On or Lights Off?”

Me: “Lights on. Gusto ko i-check kung maitim singit Tito Boy.”

Tito Boy:  *Walks out