edited September 2015 in Community
First off, I apologize if this isn't the right place to post this. I'm an openly queer person who's getting their magnetic implant (left ring finger along the ulnar nerve side) in a few weeks and I was wondering if any of you know any other queer (LGBTQIA+) people who've gotten implants/biohacked in any way?
I think that biohackers/grinders are by definition individuals that are willing to explore and push boundaries. We're willing to embrace things outside what the "majority" might call "normal". We seek to define ourselves by our own standards, to accept and embrace ourselves on whatever path we may take. I now believe that those with sexual orientations that are outside the so-called "traditional" ones likely have a leg up on heterosexuals in being able to step outside of those "traditional" bounds.
I hope that makes sense. And I hope I didn't offend anyone with that. I'm a heterosexual male who only recently came to really accept and respect orientations different from my own. People are a complex, strange, and highly varied set of organisms. It took me far too long to appreciate them for all that they are and can be.
Just imagine what some people will say when strong A.I. finally happens and there are those of us who find ourselves attracted to them. I think, perhaps, I could find myself in that group. What would they call me?
I hope that someday everyone will understand that happiness and companionship can come in many forms, and so long as no one is coerced or harmed by it, we're all better for it. I hope we learn to celebrate our diversity for the wonder it is.
Everyone is welcomed when no one is.
True equality, in my mind, follows the 4chan model. It doesn't matter who you are, what you do, your orientation. No one cares.
Divisions are all mental.
It's understandable to seek likeminded(for lack of a better term) people, But don't forget about the rest of us, no matter your sexual interest, or gender(s)
Trans lezzer here, and as yet, no mods, but I've been wanting several for a while now, including magnets and RFID/NFC chips. Main reason for not getting them yet is... I dunno, actually. When I had money, I was kind of forgetting, and right now, between jobs, sooo...
I mean, unless you count GRS, which may kinda be one of the bigger biohacks you can do?
At least in the frame of reference of trans folk, there's also a lot of us who sort of start body-modification stemming from changing ourselves for gendered reasons? Like, I'm new here--this is literally my first post--but I started thinking about body modification after I began taking hormones and started to consider getting aesthetic surgery.
So, that's an aspect to consider. Additionally, there's the whole angle of how biohacking--especially the grinder style of DIY unofficial biohacking--gives people physical diversity and changes what different individuals can do, which I feel heavily relates to the concepts of personal autonomy and the idea of being abnormal in a "fuck you" sort of way, which loops back to being queer.
Also, nice to meet you.
Interesting point you make, there are quite a few transwomen commenting on this thread.
I identify as genderquuer but "live as a trans woman" and there might be some part of me that likes changing my physicality outside what some team of doctors say I can or cannot do.
Maybe biohacking for me is partially a way to regain some self control over my body
Just a wondering .......
Until then, there is a guy trying to modify tobacco plants to create hormones for trans folks:
This is rad!