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anonymous asked:

What kind of sexual feeling do you retain after getting a phalloplasty? Like would sex generally feel the same as a cis male would feel during sex?

There’s no way a person can answer if they experience sex the same way a cis male does or not, since this would require personally knowing what sex feels like as a cis male and being able to compare. This is something we can only speculate. People have reported that they have sexual sensation from the base of their penis to the very tip of it, often with more intense sensation at the base of their penis which is where their original genitalia was ‘buried’. Studies have been done to see if the intensity of sensation is comparable to cis men but it can’t answer if the way it is experienced is similar to a cis male, if that makes sense. I’m having trouble communicating what I mean. These studies report,

“[In phalloplasties,] the average pressure and vibratory thresholds values for the phallus tip were, respectively, 11.1 g/mm and 3 microm. These values have been compared with the ones of the forearm (donor site)… These values have been compared with the ones of the normal male glans, taken from the literature. We also asked the examined patients if they experienced orgasm after surgery, during any sexual practice (ie, we considered only patients who attempted to have orgasm): all female-to-male … patients reported orgasm.”

And

"Almost all participants were able to achieve orgasm during masturbation and sexual intercourse, and the majority reported a change in orgasmic feelings toward a more powerful and shorter orgasm.”

Which is to say that the pressure and vibratory thresholds in a phalloplasty have measured in as being similar to the thresholds of cis male penises and orgasms change to much shorter and more intense orgasms, akin to what cis men experience. So we can say that on some level sexual sensation after phalloplasty is similar to what cis men experience but there is no way to say if it is exactly the same.

Divination 101- M

Macharomancy: a divination using knives, daggers, or swords. The smaller blades were most common. A diviner would place the blade in the center of a circle with symbols divided into 15 sections. The question would be asked, the blade would be spun, and the diviner would write down the letter or symbol where the blade fell. This would be repeated till and answer was forthcoming.

There was a second version of this form of divination, used almost exclusively by the Romani. It was similar in the fact that there was a circle divided into fifteen sectors, however, when the question was asked the romani would only let it fall three times. The answer was one of the three answers given.

Macromancy: is divination by using large objects. This is literally everything I have about this form of divination. If anyone knows anything else about it please contact me and I will edit this post.

Maculomancy: an alternate form of moleomancy that uses freckles. 

Margaritomancy: is divination using a pearl or pearls and could be done in one of three ways. Either a diviner would cast pearls similar to bones or stones, and divine off of the pattern that the pearls made, or they would divine the pearl while still in the pearl inside of the oyster.

The final was far more specific. A diviner would take a bunch of pears and place them in a clay pot, cast iron skillet, or a vase. This item would be placed on or near a fire. A crime and a series of names would be read out loud, the pearl would bounce when the guilty name was read.

Meconomancy: is divination using sleep. This is not dream interpretation, but rather watching the way a person sleeps and divining their personality and attitude from this.

Meteoromancy: is divination by studying meteors.It is derived from the Latin meteros which means “things in the air” or “heavenly bodies”. It was often thought that the appearance of a meteor could predict any number of natural disasters, plagues, or the deaths of a great person.

The Romans picked up the practice and began to incorporate phenomina such as lightening/thunder, eclipses, and the appearance of planets in the sky.

A shooting star was supposed to predict the birth of a great person. Lightening striking close together predicted a war. Rolling thunder represented death by plague.

Metopomancy: is divination using the forehead or face and was first practiced in China and is still in use in several Asian countries. Hippocrates utilized it in his practice of medicine. It was further used by Jerome Cardano who wrote a book that included 800 different facial structures and lines that would denote personality and temperament.

Micromancy: is divination using small objects.Like macromancy….I seriously don’t have any other information on this.

Moleosophy: is divination by moles on the body. It has it’s birth in a form of pseudoscience developed by none other than Hippocrates. The diviner would sketch out the pattern and placement of moles on the subjects body and associate them with the stars, thus incorporating astrology into the divination. By these means a diviner could denote the destiny and personality of the subject.

The most common divinations were a mole on the left shoulder meant the person had a chip on their shoulder (hah!) and was prone to fighting. However if the mole was between the wrist and elbow (on the underside of the arm) the person was likely to be peaceful. A mark on the face meant they were to be attractive, one in the hairline denoted secretive nature, one on the left thigh said that the person was likely prone to worries and one of the right thigh meant that their life would be full and happy.

In this form of divination freckles were not used.

Molybdomancy: uses shapes of molten metal (usually lead or tin) in water.This form of divination was born in Greece but became very popular in the European Middle Ages to divine illnesses, plagues, sickness, and disease. It was also used to find out if a person had been hexed.

Interpretation could happen in several ways. The sound the metal made when it hit water, she shapes of the droplets after they had formed inside the water, or how the water responded when pored over hot metal.

While it was founded it Greece it was not practiced often there. It was practiced (and still is) in Nordic countries, primarily Germany and Finland. They would pour hot metal on a smooth surface and pour water over it, the shapes that the metal took created the divination.

Another common German divination was to take the molten metal and pour into cold water and wait for it to harden. They would take the lump and rotate it in candle light, waiting for shapes to appear.

In Ireland and Wales a person could do a similar divination to discover the profession of their future husband.

Myomancy: is divination using the sounds, movements, destructiveness, and appearance of mice or rats. Usually thought to be the portents of disaster or destruction.