Cute photo from a shoot I did with Amy Bexxx in NYC, who’s ready for a ride? ;)
James Darling photo by Isabel Dresler
Anonymous asked: You seem like you're pretty comfortable with your body, do you ever wear a packer?
I love my body! I’m a lot happier with it now than I was before I transitioned. Sometimes I still get insecure about stuff just like everyone else. My body isn’t perfect but its mine and I’ve learned to love the vessel of flesh I travel around on in this lifetime and in general am pretty stoked on it. I used to wear packers when I first came out, but as I gained confidence and passing privilege I found them unnecessary and cumbersome, so I don’t use one anymore. Honestly no one really notices my lack of a bulge or is at least not rude enough to comment on it, and the only time it has come up has been when I’ve gotten cruised in a bar and someone shoves their hand down my pants. Day to day it hasn’t been an issue for me, even at the gym. I think packers are great when you’re still trying to figure out what makes you feel at home in your own body and can be a great confidence booster, so do whatever makes you feel the best!
"Burbank, CA – Grooby Productions recently announced TS adult industry event, the Tranny Awards, will be re-branded as the Transgender Erotica Awards (T.E.A’s). The event remains the only of its kind and exclusively celebrates the accomplishments of the TS adult industry.
“We started the show as an online event for a bit fun and never anticipated the interest and growth of the show to become the main annual event for trans women and men in the adult industry,” said Grooby Productions owner Steven Grooby. “When we named the show the ‘Tranny Awards’ in 2007 the climate was different and the usage of the word ‘tranny’ was appropriate as a catchy title in an online porn event. While I personally believe, within the context of porn, that ‘tranny’ has its place as a descriptor in the same way many words have their place only in porn, I do understand why some people have become frustrated with its usage here.
“As we aim to be inclusive of all areas of transgender erotica and are looking to broaden the appeal of the show to mainstream media, we believed it was time to re-brand the event to the Transgender Erotica Awards - or the TEA’s. The acronym works especially well since ‘T’ is used within the community and we’re going to have some fun with the promotions (the after party, for example, will be ‘The TEA Party’). I’d like to thank the extended trans adult community for their input and feedback over the last few months. We will be producing a show that the whole transgender adult community can be proud of.”
The Transgender Erotica Awards (originally known as the Tranny Awards) was created in 2007 and started solely as an online competition voted by a panel of industry judges. There were only a handful of categories and Grooby sponsored all of the cash prizes.
As interest grew, it was expanded into an actual event and hosted at a several different nightlife venues in the Los Angeles area, before moving to a full-scale theater in Glendale. The event now has over twenty categories, including special awards sponsored by other industry companies, many of which include donated cash prizes.
Last year the event expanded their categories to include Best FTM Performer, with support from sponsors such as Buck Angel and James Darling. This year also marked the first year the event included the category of Voluptuous Diva, awarded to the best BBW TS performer of the year.
This year’s event, hosted last month at the Beyond the Stars Palace in Glendale, also saw a 25% jump in attendance from last year, with nearly a 300% increase in livestream viewership. As the event continues to flourish, Grooby is constantly looking for ways to improve the show and honor the TS adult community.”
Anonymous asked: I thought that only people who change their genitals are referred to as "trans." I'm guessing this is wrong? (¬‿¬)
trans is an umbrella term usually short for “transgender” “transsexual” etc. people will interpret those terms differently, but transgender is a catchall term for anyone who does not identify in some way with their assigned birth sex, and transsexual generally refers to people who have undergone some kind of transition usually with surgery and/or hormone replacement therapy. you don’t have to have had bottom surgery to be trans.For example: I am both transgender and transsexual. I was assigned female at birth, identify as male and took testosterone and had top surgery to help my body more closely reflect my identity. Hope that helps!
ethanhines asked: James I would like your opinion on something because I am learning to be as accepting as I can to all genders and sexualities. I was on xtube looking for the rare Transmen who are gay and I came across a guy who's goal is to get impregnated. I left a message saying if you are FTM 1. Why would you want to get pregnant and 2. And more importantly if you do get pregnant who will take care of the child. Am I wrong? BTW Love the Cyd/Ruckus scene!
A trans guy might want to get pregnant for the same reasons anyone else would want to! There really are trans men who become pregnant and are able to have children. Granted, it is rare and it takes a lot of work and intention to be able to become pregnant, especially if a trans guy has been on testosterone. I have heard that it is possible to become pregnant while taking testosterone but I don’t know of anyone personally where this has actually happened. My understanding is you have to stop testosterone injections and take other hormones to help your body get back to a state that could sustain pregnancy with fewer complications. Google Thomas Beatie for more on pregnant trans men.
As far as who would take care of the baby, I would hope that the parent(s) involved would just like other kinds of families! But transsexuals are well known for beaming our children up into space after giving birth so you never know!