Originally Posted at: Kisses and Kinks
Author: Twisted Finger
Original Plumbing (OP) is the first magazine ever dedicated to the sexuality, lifestyle, and culture of FTM (female-to-male) trans males. The editors, Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos, believe that there is no one way to express trans life. Their quarterly magazine is a collection of interviews, photos, essays, and personal narratives from FTM trans males which are an expression of the diversity of trans male life experiences and the more personal aspect of their feelings and relationships to their own bodies.
I received Original Plumbing, Issue 6, “Schooled” through Babeland, a woman-friendly sex toy shop that I’m a fan of. I chose this product for assignment in an attempt to help me better understand trans issues.
I remember when I was younger and I first heard the terms transgender and transsexual. I didn’t really get it. I couldn’t identify the difference between the terms, and what they meant.