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My Fusion Debut: ‘How I Learned to Orgasm after Sex Reassignment Surgery’

For my debut under Fusion’s Sex+Life vertical, I wrote a 2,500-word essay about learning how to achieve orgasm again after sex reassignment surgery. Please read it below and share it on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog if you’re feeling generous:

How I Learned to Orgasm After Sex Reassignment Surgery

This is a piece that has been in the making for months. I had many of the metaphors, pop culture references, and statistics floating in my head, waiting to be written down and published on the right platform. I’m happy to say that Fusion is that platform. My editor was supportive of this piece from the start, my new colleagues have been wonderful, and, last but not least, the illustration came out beautifully.

This is also a story I didn’t want to tell just for the sake of telling it. I had two goals in mind: 1) I wanted to educate those outside the transgender community who may have misconceptions about sex reassignment surgery (SRS) and 2) I wanted trans women considering SRS to know that orgasm is possible far more often than it’s not. I agonized and revised the essay for days trying to figure out how to deliver those messages in an entertaining but informative package.

So far—knock on wood—the hard work appears to have paid off. It’s not my most widely-read piece but I hope it will be one of my most meaningful. I’m genuinely proud to have written it and I’m so grateful for the responses I’ve received so far.

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