For transgender men, injecting testosterone is a fundamental part of their transition. Bone mass, voice pitch, energy levels, temperament – the list of physical and psychological attributes it has the potential to alter is exhaustive. That testosterone ramps up the libido is common knowledge, but for some trans men it doesn’t just heighten their sexuality, it shifts it altogether.
“Prior to my transition I definitely considered myself a lesbian for sure,” says 33-year-old Will Krisanda. “I was primarily attracted to women but now it’s completely shifted, and I’m finding myself more attracted to men. After about a year [on testosterone] I started to accept my sexuality as a bisexual. That took me by surprise because I’ve always been more comfortable with women. Testosterone is a powerful thing that’s going into your body and it has some very interesting and permanent changes.”