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Sun May 26, 2013, 01:30 AM

Do you identify as a man or a woman?

Just curious what the gender breakdown here is like. The more I post on here the better I know the people, a great community we have here! But embarrassingly I'm still not clear if some people are men or women, not that it matters of course, I'm just curious.

I'm not talking about being straight or gay but which gender do you identify with.

To tell you the truth I just want an excuse to try out the poll feature that I now have access to
25 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Man
10 (40%)
Woman
12 (48%)
Other (Transgender)
1 (4%)
Don\'t wish to say.
2 (8%)
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Reply Do you identify as a man or a woman? (Original post)
Locut0s May 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy May 2013 #1
Major Nikon May 2013 #13
HarveyDarkey May 2013 #2
Joe Shlabotnik May 2013 #7
nomorenomore08 May 2013 #40
Initech May 2013 #43
Revanchist May 2013 #56
Taverner May 2013 #3
olddots May 2013 #4
Locut0s May 2013 #5
olddots May 2013 #10
LostOne4Ever May 2013 #6
HarveyDarkey May 2013 #8
RILib May 2013 #16
Neoma Aug 2013 #57
BainsBane May 2013 #9
Locut0s May 2013 #11
Major Nikon May 2013 #12
In_The_Wind May 2013 #14
TrogL May 2013 #15
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #17
pipi_k May 2013 #18
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #19
pipi_k May 2013 #30
fizzgig May 2013 #20
Moondog May 2013 #21
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #22
Moondog May 2013 #23
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #24
Moondog May 2013 #25
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #26
Moondog May 2013 #27
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #29
Moondog May 2013 #31
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #32
Moondog May 2013 #33
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #34
MADem May 2013 #28
Locut0s May 2013 #35
MADem May 2013 #36
Locut0s May 2013 #37
MADem May 2013 #38
BainsBane May 2013 #52
MADem May 2013 #53
BainsBane May 2013 #54
Tuesday Afternoon May 2013 #39
femmocrat May 2013 #41
tavernier May 2013 #42
Aerows May 2013 #44
tabbycat31 May 2013 #45
Locut0s May 2013 #47
tabbycat31 May 2013 #48
nomorenomore08 May 2013 #46
Knightraven May 2013 #49
ConcernedCanuk May 2013 #50
Adsos Letter May 2013 #51
IrishEyes May 2013 #55

Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:31 AM

1. Woman!

Because I am, that's why!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:22 AM

13. I never knew

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:44 AM

2. Just one answer

 

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:21 AM

7. was just going to post that.

TOTALLY bad-ass version!

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2013, 05:11 PM

40. YES! Perfect!

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:23 PM

43. Don't shoot!!

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Reply #2)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:41 AM

56. Good tune....

But this is the one the came to mind due to the question

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:57 AM

3. I'm a man and I do what I can

 

Except when it involves flan

Where although I plan

I fall face flat on the pan

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:04 AM

4. i was thinking the same thing about percentages of male & female DUers

I am a hetro male and don't identify with carbon based life forms

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Response to olddots (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:06 AM

5. So.. what you are saying basically is that... you are a sex bot?

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:42 AM

10. I am the Hoochie Coochie Man

Sex bot ? are they looking for Bots ?

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:19 AM

6. Im going with other though I don't think calling it transgender is correct.

Wouldn't Transgender would be someone born biologically male and identifying as a woman or vice versa?

As for myself, sometimes it is alittle from Column A, others a little from Column B. I confuse myself to be honest.

On somethings I identify with men, others things women. Similarly there are some things associated with men that repulse me, and things that are associated with women that I cant stand. This is probably why my step father thought I was gay at one point.

I once took a test I found on the internet that transgender people supposedly take before considering surgery. I was hoping it could give me an idea...but it said I was Androgyne.

Generally I try my best on internet not to identify my biological gender and let people decide. So far its been 50/50


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Response to LostOne4Ever (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:30 AM

8. I never try to guess, it's usually unimportant on a discussion board

 

Thoughts and ideas are what matter,

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Response to LostOne4Ever (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2013, 11:43 AM

16. I went looking for that test

 

I took the first one google turned up. Well, i answered maybe ten questions, since it was getting tedious. What a bunch of stereotyping.

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Response to LostOne4Ever (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 10:50 PM

57. Here's how it goes.

Trans woman was a man but became her true self.
Trans man was a woman but became his true self.
And to quote from the Internet (I hope this info is correct.)

'Transgender' describes a person, male or female, who dresses, behaves or presents themselves in a way that is different from their gender norm. Transgender includes transvestites/crossdressers, Drag Queens/Kings, androgynes and genderqueers. It does NOT include transsexual people.

'Transsexual' describes a person, male or female, born with a congenital neurological intersex condition (Benjamin's syndrome). Although transsexualism almost always requires some form of medical intervention up to and including genital surgery, it is not defined by, nor restricted to, that treatment.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:31 AM

9. I identify as romanesco

Green and highly nutritious

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #9)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:44 AM

11. Ohh fractally. nt.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:21 AM

12. Yes

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:53 AM

14. Do you really need to ask me?

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:30 AM

15. It's complicated

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 12:01 PM

17. This is really an interesting question.

If you remove the sexual aspects, I'd have to say 60/40 female/male

I answered woman on your poll because I didn't remove those aspects...I am a woman who likes men. However, as my father was the primary positive influence in my life, I tend to frequently think like a man. Often I find myself in sympathy with the male point of view...not because I like males, but because it seems the more logical and realistic.

When men talk about getting in touch with their feminine side, I think it is much the same as my situation. I wonder what percentage of either gender is purely one or the other. I would bet it is a very small percentage.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #17)

Sun May 26, 2013, 12:53 PM

18. This is pretty much

how I would answer that question, also.

I've read where women are usually more "verbal" than men. I'm really not that verbal.

Sometimes I tend to think more like a man. When I was a child, I wanted a chemistry set...a train set...boy stuff.

I feel uncomfortable...out of place, even...in frilly, feminine clothing. I hate clothes shopping, and I don't give a rat's ass what my shoes look like as long as my feet are comfortable.

I like typically "male" decor...frilly, lacy bedrooms with flowers and crap make me gag. Give me dark, masculine colors. No pastels!

But I like fooling with my hair, and I have an extensive collection of makeup.

My logical and emotional sides, however, are often at war with each other Makes life a little difficult at times.

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #18)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:23 PM

19. Hey there pipi_k!

I'm quite verbal...but I've known men who are more so. I had a chemistry set as a child, helped my father build things like bookcases and other furniture types and can put together anything, with a decent set of directions...they don't have to be perfect.

My clothing depends on my mood... sometimes very feminine sometimes very tailored. Rarely 'frilly' however. Here in FL, I pretty much live in FitFlops or sandals... like you, they must be comfortable!

I prefer jewel tones, or even earth tones..(I do find beige, all by itself, boring)..., to pastels and my favorite bedroom was done in purples, fuschia & peacock blue. Paisleys and geometric prints. I like pillows on my bed...lots of pillows! I've been thinking about redoing my bedroom, back to those jewel tones... It will be a matter of finding the materials.

I hate fooling with my hair, which is why it is very long and up in a knot on the top of my head. I do love make-up, getting my nails done and pedicures!

I think in straight lines from point A to point B and on. I am a problem solver...so like men, supposedly, if you are going to sing me a tale of woe, be prepared to listen when I tell you what I think or how to resolve the issue. I myself, am rarely looking for sympathy, but answers!

The biggest battle between my head and my heart was the one over religion. Head said BS, heart said "But wouldn't it be lovely?"
Head won, but it was a near run thing for decades! Most of the time I lead with my head...

Hope you've been enjoying your holiday weekend!

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #19)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:42 PM

30. The jewel tones

sound wonderful!

Is it sort of a Moroccan theme?

I love that style of decor...

Like you, I'm also a problem solver...it's very hard for me to hear tales of woe without trying to find a solution...something I'm sure annoys my daughter, who often uses me as a sounding board, but comes away with more than just a sympathetic ear. On the other side of that, I get annoyed when someone presents me with a problem and I come up with a solution that seems rational enough and the person I'm trying to "help" says "Yeah, but...yeah, but..." and continues on with the same self-defeating behavior.

Head vs heart...for me it's almost an everyday struggle. The world at large doesn't seem to quite trust someone who can't choose one side over the other. We're seen as "wishy-washy" or disingenuous.

Anyway...

it's cold and rainy here, but we're expecting warmer weather by the end of next week. Hope you are enjoying your holiday too

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:39 PM

20. i'm a cis woman

but also on the gender queer side of things. short hair, like shopping in the little boys' section and dressing on the more androgynous side of things, just as comfortable splitting wood or working on the car as being in the kitchen.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:48 PM

21. So stereotypically male

that I would find it to be embarrassing - if I weren't so stereotypically male.

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Response to Moondog (Reply #21)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:50 PM

22. Not quite...

you are much more articulate than the stereotypical male. There is no doubt, however, as to which gender you would identify!

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #22)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:51 PM

23. Well, as I live and breathe.

Hi there!

And thank you for the compliment.

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Response to Moondog (Reply #23)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:53 PM

24. How very,....southern! You're welcome, I'm sure!

Hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend!

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #24)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:59 PM

25. Every now and again the southern side of the family

does creep in, and says "well, lookee here - surprise!"

I'm retired, and so every day is a holiday!!

But, yes, I am enjoying the weekend.

And how are you, and how is your weekend?

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Response to Moondog (Reply #25)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:09 PM

26. Ah-ha!

I say pretty much the same thing about every day being like a weekend. Half the time I don't know what day of the week it is! I would never know Sunday but for SCE's LOLcats!

I have the Indy 500 on...when I was very young I wanted to be the first woman to drive in that race! So yes, I am enjoying the weekend as well.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #26)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:17 PM

27. I forgot that it was on today. Hmmmm

OK, opened the TV window on my computer and found the channel.

I used to be a big GT fan. Hit a lot of the Euro venues when I lived there, Sebring, Watkins Glen, etc. Haven't done it in years. For no particular reason - life intruded, I guess.

Re the day of the week - it got so bad with me the first few years I was retired (missed garbage pick up day, etc) I finally broke down and bought a couple of wall mounted atomic clocks that did time, date, day of the week, moon phase, etc. Pathetic, isn't it?

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Response to Moondog (Reply #27)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:29 PM

29. Pathetic or heavenly...depending on your point of view....

although missing garbage pickup is a bear...particularly here in FL.

I was in staying in a converted villa outside of Florence one year during the Monza Grand Prix... They were rallying through the mountains the day before...it was so exciting to hear the cars roar through! The villa was owned by an elderly Count and his daughter ran it as a small hotel. The Count pretended to speak no English...fine with me...but I came across him watching the race on t.v. on the sun porch (best way to describe it) I sat down to watch, the next thing I know he is chattering away to me in perfect English!

I can watch a 500 mile race and never leave the stands... there is just something about speed and the roar of the engines, I love.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #29)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:44 PM

31. Yeah, it was the garbage thing that did it.

Went out and got the clocks the next day.

The language issue is always interesting over there. I would try, usually badly. But I would try. Which, generally, caused me to pass some sort of informal "test", most of the time.

Interesting race. For one with all left turns. Lots of lead changes.

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Response to Moondog (Reply #31)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:50 PM

32. Damned caution flag...

I hate them at this point in a race!

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #32)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:00 PM

33. Yep. Made for a really anti-climactic finish.

Oh, well.

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Response to Moondog (Reply #33)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:19 PM

34. Great race...lousy finish.

The driver who caused the last caution has crashed 50% of his Indy races.... I swear I'd want to punch him ... such a feminine reaction!

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:29 PM

28. I find it amusing how people assume what folks are, simply because their own prejudices "fit"

based on what they imagine a person's gender is.

I don't go for arguments that are based solely on "I am (fill in gender, ethnicity, faith, other personal identifier) ergo, my experience is the experience of everyone in the group, and because of that, my authority on this topic is superior to yours.

I do think those specifics can sometimes INFORM a conversation, but they don't work with me as trump cards.

I don't mind if people guard their privacy--it's a very public world and if people want to keep some details close to the vest, that's their right.

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Response to MADem (Reply #28)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:37 PM

35. You seem to take this rather personally...

And yet you agree that such information while useless as stereotypical labels can still be helpful in some situations. I stated in my OP quite clearly that this was a light hearted thread and that the information matters hardly at all. The fact of the mater is I'm just curious. I like to create some form of mental image of the posters I talk too. Said image doesn't have to be anywhere close to perfect, it doesn't even have to fit the individual at all and I really don't care about classical gender roles and expected stereotypical behaviour. I even provided an option for those not wanting to say, which you s perfectly fine. I remember seeing a thread here where people were asked to post their photo, that is certainly much more personal.

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #35)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:52 PM

36. How so? I think maybe YOU do, and you're reading "feelings" into my post that aren't there.

I never once said that YOU made any assumptions--I was simply responding to your general observations with my own general observations--or are you the only one allowed to opine, here?

Please remove the chip from your shoulder and take my words at face value, without adding any accusatory "feelings" and without taking my words as "personally" directed at you--because they weren't, and I took some pains to word my post to insure that they weren't aimed at you--I guess my efforts went unappreciated.

If I were speaking to/about YOU, I would have said I find it amusing how YOU assume what folks are, simply because YOUR own prejudices "fit".... instead of "I find it amusing how people assume what folks are, simply because their own prejudices "fit"...

Amusement is what I feel--and I didn't "characterize" your curiosity in any way. If you want to be curious, go for it.

I know full well that anyone can be anything they want on the internet--after all, I'm an astronaut. I've said so often enough.

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Response to MADem (Reply #36)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:08 PM

37. I think I may have misread your post...

The following paragraph...

"I don't go for arguments that are based solely on "I am (fill in gender, ethnicity, faith, other personal identifier) ergo, my experience is the experience of everyone in the group, and because of that, my authority on this topic is superior to yours.
"

I read this as you saying that your authority on this topic is superior to mine because of your unwillingness to go for such arguments. I see now you probably meant the opposite, that people who go for such arguments argue from a place of false superiority.

If that's the case I apologise.

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #37)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:27 PM

38. Yes, the opposite, totally--but don't worry, I'm not mad or anything!

I just wanted to be clear that I was simply exchanging opinions about the subject, relating my personal experience, not insisting that anyone see things my way.

I think it's kind of funny when people tell me that "Well, you're not a (fill in the blank) so how do you know?" when they have no idea if I AM a "fill in the blank" or not...!

And I keep telling people that I am an astronaut...and no one believes me!!!





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Response to MADem (Reply #28)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:32 AM

52. I'll have you know I speak for all romanesco

I challenge you to find one who disagrees with me on anything.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #52)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:46 AM

53. I speak for all astronauts!!!!

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Response to MADem (Reply #53)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:54 AM

54. We'll see what Buzz Aldrin has to say about that!

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:45 PM

39. I have been told that I think like a man but,

I act like a woman. I think I am all woman whatever that means these days.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 05:15 PM

41. I can bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan!

I'm a W-O-M-A-N!

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 05:37 PM

42. When I wake up in the mornings

I smile and stretch my sexy 16 year old body out of bed and to the shower. I try to avoid the old woman who glares at me from the bathroom mirror.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:28 PM

44. Definitely woman.

But probably handier with tools and doing things that are typically "male roles" than most women, and likely, quite a few men.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:51 PM

45. female

However, I'm not your typical 'straight girl' in many ways. While I like clothes, playing with my hair, and makeup (sometimes), and girly colors, I also work in a predominately male field and can hold my own with the big boys.

However some girly stuff I don't like at all. I don't oogle over home design anything, flowers, typical female food (I detest salads for example), etc. I don't go crazy about things like Pinterest, or when people post pics of their food to Facebook (ugh).

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Response to tabbycat31 (Reply #45)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:09 PM

47. Western gender roles are rather screw up IMHO...

Girls and guys that fit neatly into the stereotypical female and male gender roles are boring IMO. Those I'm most interested in are a mixture of both. Some of the sexiest women around are 'tomboy' types IMO, at least in personality and interests. Like so much else I think the Europeans have a healthier attitude.

BTW what field is it that you work in?

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #47)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:16 PM

48. I'm a political campaign consultant

I went to my state's convention 2 weeks ago and it was about 80% male. (Most events I go to are). I was the only female on my campaign last year for more than half the duration of the campaign.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:43 PM

46. Someone already posted Steve Winwood. But there's always Joe Jackson...

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 11:03 PM

49. Not sure how to answer.

My preferred way of life is masculine, but I am also still very feminine in other parts.

I was told once that it all depends on what sex your attracted to. But that does not help since I am attracted to both.

Another said it what role in the relationship you take. Still does not help. I go either way there too.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:05 AM

50. Checked between my legs b4 I voted

 

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yup

still a male!



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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:26 AM

51. Depends...

...on whose on the other end of the phone.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 02:59 AM

55. I'm a woman and a lady

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