If you are questioning your gender identity and are unsure if you are a trans man, it is important to remember that only you can determine your own identity. However, there are some common experiences and feelings that many trans men share. Here are some things to consider if you think you may be a trans man:
- You have a strong, persistent feeling that you are a man, even though you were assigned female at birth. This feeling is sometimes called a “gender identity.” It is important to note that not all trans men have this feeling, and not everyone who has this feeling is trans.
- You may have experienced gender dysphoria, or discomfort with your body and the gender you were assigned at birth. This can manifest in many ways, such as feeling like your body does not match your gender, or feeling uncomfortable with traditionally “feminine” activities or clothing.
- You may feel a strong connection to masculine things, such as men’s clothing, activities, or ways of expressing yourself. This can be a strong sign that you identify as a man, even if you were not assigned that gender at birth.
- You may have felt a disconnect from your assigned gender for a long time, or you may have only recently started questioning your gender identity. There is no “right” or “wrong” time to realize that you are trans.
If you are still unsure if you are a trans man, it can be helpful to talk to someone you trust, such as a close friend, family member, or therapist. It can also be helpful to seek out support groups or online communities for trans people. Remember that you are the only one who can determine your own gender identity, and it is important to be gentle with yourself as you explore this aspect of your identity.