Resources

  • Hard Packing

    The act of wearing a prosthetic phallus that is erect and may be used for sexual penetration (Wilson, 2014). Wilson, Jessica E. “Gender Terminology Definitions 2014.” Slideshare, 9 March 2015, www.slideshare.net/JessicaEWilson/gender-terminology-definitions-2014

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  • Harm Reduction

    A range of public health policies that emphasize education and prevention rather than pathologizing, criminalizing, and/or punishing potentially unsafe activities, both legal and illicit. The harm reduction model allows an individual to determine whether they want to stop or change a behavior and may be applied to various scenarios, including (but not limited to) recreational…

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  • Harness

    A device used to hold a prosthetic penis (or packer) in place during casual use or while engaging in sexual activities.

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  • Heteronormativity

    Sometimes used as slang within the TLGBQ+ community to refer to people who view humanity/society as all heterosexual and cisgender. The perspective that only being heterosexual and cisgender is “normal” disregards the experiences of people who do not identify as heterosexual or cisgender.

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  • Heterosexism

    Deliberate and/or unconscious acts of prejudice or discrimination against those who are not heterosexual, including gender-based blanket assumptions and/or generalizations regarding a person’s sexual orientation. Presuming that all men experience sexual attraction to women, for instance, is an example of heterosexism.

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  • Hormone Blockers

    A group of medications that suppress the actions of a person’s endogenous hormones (see: spironolactone). Some transgender people may take hormone blockers as part of their medical transition (see: hormone replacement therapy).

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  • Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Some transgender people undergo hormone replacement therapy (abbreviated HRT) to assume the secondary sex characteristics associated with a different gender. Hormone replacement therapy may consist of Note that not all transgender people wish to undergo hormone replacement therapy and that some may be physically unable to do so because of preexisting medical conditions. Furthermore, HRT…

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