7009) When I read about the effects of estrogen in males/AMABs, I’ve read multiple times that I will supposedly become more attracted to men. I was bisexual, equally attracted to both, and I was nervous for that. Yet… the opposite has happened? I’m hardly attracted to men anymore. Not only has my sex drive/desire really plummeted, what desire I DO experience is for the ladies almost exclusively. Fuck logic, I guess.
Are people really still going around saying estrogen makes you more attracted to men? It can, but duh, lesbians exist and there isn’t some “lesbian hormonal status” or anything of the sort. We know very, very little about how hormones affect feelings and behavior, only that they often do. There are few across-the-board generalizations that hold any water. HRT tends to make men smell different, that’s a pretty consistent observation, and smell in general changes. But whether that’s an attractive thing or not seems to depend on… whether it’s attractive or not to the given person.
It’s also really difficult to pin down exactly what sexual desire means, across the board, for everyone. Humans are a lot more complicated than, idk, mole rats, and we’re motivated by all kinds of shit besides odor and stone-age chemotaxis. So, don’t sweat it, you’re totally normal! Many people share your experience with HRT, and many people find their attractions vary in all sorts of ways over the course of their lives.
by this logic testosterone ALSO makes you “more attracted to men” since there have been multiple studies linking higher T in gay male populations as opposed to hetero males. owned i guess