I have always been a slender guy. I was premature by 2 months. I was short as a young teenager. I have been my same size since a junior in high school. I try to gain weight to turn into muscle, without having to take body enhancements. Any suggestions?
What can you say my story of how I was born as an Intersex person and living my life is as unique as the next person? I’m no different from anyone else, other than being born with an Intersex/ DSD (Disorders of Sexual Development) from birth, having a biological indeterminate gender and being neither male nor female.
Growing up, I was always the shortest kid in my class - usually by a fairly significant margin. I grew so slowly in fact that I didn't stop inching upwards until halfway through my university studies, when I reached my adult height at 5'11".
I have been fighting with my own weight for years but on the flip side of the coin. Many small people talk about being bigger while big people want to be smaller. I've been trying since I was a teenager to get bigger and stronger. It has been VERY hard for me. I remember when I couldn't lift 5 pounds and the ones who were bigger than me would make fun of me, lock me up in school lockers, harass me and beat me up for years.
I've never been happy with my body. Ever since I was a young boy I've been a little chubby, never obese but always a little chubby. I was occasionally called fat or "big" during school but not too often because there was always someone bigger than me. When I was a teenager I would occasionally wear a shirt in the pool or at the beach because I wasn't comfortable with my belly. I was fairly active but the sweets, junk food, and unhealthy parents contributed to it all.
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