Of course, one of the most difficult issues revolves around intimate relationships. We can learn any culture. The next, we're different. Notify me of new posts by email. Just like we always have before. Imagine being stuck there Once we have posted publicly online going stealth becomes anywhere from difficult to impossible.
What could be a drawback of passing?
I Gave Up Living "Stealth" as a Trans Woman, and I'm Never Looking Back
I started my new career here, and found myself totally and unquestioningly accepted throughout middle and upper management. Part of the reason is because the internet wasn't there to provide the connection that we have today. It's difficult to say someone passes all the time, or never. I refused to follow in the footsteps of other friends who lived stealth who had fabricated whole entire unlived lives At some point, the females started discussing their menstrual cycles and the methods they used to ease cramping. How do I know this?
City life, great friends, cool job, and a loving boyfriend. So, if you're choosing to be stealth, the take-away is that you probably don't want to be going out with too many transsexual friends as you'll end up guilty by association. There was a very real fear for their own safety, even their own lives, if they were somehow discovered. The term we use for people who are able to do this, to live this way - totally off the radar - is stealth. We can do and be almost anything. That growing sense of comfort, that expanding level of self-acceptance, was the single-most significant development in me in those early days.