> It seems there is a limited amount of first hand information as to what TS women personally experience in the “O” department.
Like with born-women, post-op orgasm is a learned/re-learned experience.
For many born-women who struggle with not having orgasms,
one primary technique that therapists recommend is masturbation;
This helps the woman to know what her body responds to, and what the sensations should feel like.
And that those sensations are "normal", not perverted, as many women have been taught growing up.
Overall shared experience in the M2F post-op community over the past thirty years,
has been that the girls who were the most orgasmic before surgery,
were ultimately the most orgasmic after surgery.
The historical problem with this,
was that many therapists believed (and a few still do believe) that anyone born male,
was no longer a candidate for SRS;
that the individual "obviously" did enjoy having their penis, afterall, if they masturbated.
Lots of psycho-babble terminology was applied to those particular TG/TS individuals, to further increase their shame.
So our girls -- over the past 40-50 years -- learned to lie to their therapists and psychologists about whether or not they masturbated,
in order to get their surgery-approval letters.
Education of the medical helping professionals has mostly (but not totally) eliminated this historical problem.
Orgasm after SRS is also a function of the SRS surgeon's skill, and especially of the individual's body to heal.
Much of the surgery involves healing of areas with significant nerves and nerve endings...
Modern SRS techniques have significantly reduced the length of time for return of sensations in the genital area.
Historically, time for genital sensations to return, averaged 6-12 months.
Today, some girls have sensations almost immediately after SRS.
Others still have a recovery time period, until sensations return.
And obviously, it takes the ability of sensations in the genital area in order to have genital/based orgasms.
This is not the same as "whole body" orgasms,
which some posts on this board describe as reality, just from the shift in hormone levels and hormone effects