Thursday, July 17, 2014
Yes But Do You Have A Penis?
I was at a doctors appointment to get my medical marijuana prescription renewed. If you don't know already, I have chronic sinus infections for which I use marijuana to manage the symptoms to be able to avoid surgery, which I don't want!
Anyway, this doctor's job is simply to assess whether I have a need for the medication or not. I had a feeling it was going to be an interesting doctors appointment. Jules and I have been seen this guy for the past couple of years and the first two times we saw him I was dressed as a woman, but the last time, just two months ago, for one of Jules' appointments, I was dressed as a man.
During that appointment he referenced previous appointments where I was dressed as a girl. He also referenced me as a woman during that appointment. It was weird as I was dressed as a guy, but I thought it was a sweet attempt to be sensitive to my gender.
During yesterdays appointment, he was confused from the start. He called out my name, my male name and Jules and I went back to his office. Right away, he commented, I remember you from a couple of months ago, but you were dressed differently.
I explained that sometimes I dress as a man and sometime I dress as a woman.
He then asked, well which one do you like more?
I then said that I don't prefer one or the other, but believe that my gender is somewhere in the middle of the two.
He then asked if I was going to become a woman.
To which I explained that no, I am not interested in becoming a woman.
He asked if I was taking hormones or hormone blockers.
BTW, none of these questions have to do with the medical marijuana, but I consider it kind of a job to be an ambassador of cross dressing. So I had no problems with his questions. I found them amusing.
I told him that I was not taking anything to become more female and that I never had. That I was happy being a man, I just cross dress on occasion.
He then asked the question; do you have a penis.
For which I said, yes, I have a penis. Words I thought I would never utter.
His response? He asked, does it function!!
Really?? First he asks if I have a penis and then asks if it functions?? What is that movie line?? Something about stupid smart people??
I answered, yes it functions.
He then smiled and said, hmm.... I like it.
We then had a few questions pertaining to why I was seeing him to which he signed off on another years prescription and the appointment was over.
I walked out of the office with my dress wet with sweat. I like talking about all of this, but damn it makes me nervous.
You just never know what questions the cisgender folks are going to have. I am just thrilled I am at a place that I can have a conversation and help educate the public. Nothing is going to change until we take to time to change the ignorant to the knowledgeable.
Don't be afraid. People don't bite.