You become friends with the sexy co-worker and decide to carpool to work together. You're married, or engaged, or you're in a committed relationship. All those tingly feelings and the fantasies that perhaps a "perfect love" can really exist isn't destiny knocking -- they're caused by "love chemicals" in your brain.
You become "friends" with an ex on Facebook and reminisce about the past. You spend hours thinking about them and your heart races whenever you see a text from them. You tell yourself it's ok because you're not really cheating, you're just chatting. Biochemical research has shown that the effect of these love chemicals is twofold: they are released in response to your friend, and they bond you to him or her.
The parents and child may insist that the child’s name be changed to one of the opposite sex, and that the child be allowed to wear clothing of the opposite sex, and use opposite-sex bathrooms.
These families are often preparing their children for sexual reassignment surgery (SRS) without being given the knowledge of the serious, documented risks associated with such surgery, or other treatment options for gender dysphoria, referred to in the past as “gender identity disorder” (GID).
A platonic friendship doesn't have elements of sexual chemistry or attraction. In contrast, emotional sex is much more secretive and it drains energy from your primary relationship.
Of those operated on, twenty-one had a trial period (taking hormones and working in the opposite-gender role), while the other thirteen had been well-established in the cross-gender role at the time of surgery, but did not have a formal trial period.
Only then can you bring stable footing to your relationship and start infusing it with the love, attention, appreciation, and affection you and your partner both deserve.
Given the early age at which youth seek treatment for transsexual attractions (TSA) and gender dysphoria, and given the serious risks associated with such treatment, it is essential that family and youth be advised about these risks, and alternative treatment options.
But in today's technology-driven world, meeting, staying connected, and getting intimate has never been easier or more dangerous.
Thanks to smartphones and the Internet, your love "fix" is never far away.