What happens if you have a sex change, have your gonads removed and then stop taking hormones?
You become a eunuch. There were plenty of eunuchs throughout history, Google them and see how their lives were. Might be some health complications, but probably isn't something that will cripple or kill you since as far as I know those eunuchs had normal lifespans for their time period.
apparently castrated men have life spans more similar to those of women than of normal men.
but that's probably got a lot more to do with testosterone poisoning -induced stabbings and shit.
This is true. I've shrunk a few inches, and generally have the comportment of an old asian woman, despite being a 30 year old male-sexed individual. It's basically early menopause. I feel fine, though. Eunuchs are very long-lived. You see, sexual virility comes at a cost. For the body, it's like burning the candle at both ends. My problems are different, but fewer. Ten years in this state -- the calm is like an endless still sea.
>did you become a eunuch on purpose?
Yes. $2000 operation. Took about an hour. I rested for a week.
>Was it difficult at first?
Here's my list of difficulties: opening jars, random hot flashes when I drink alcohol/caffeine, being able to reach tall things.
>What are the main effects/changes you noticed?
Mostly mental, but your metabolism will slow down, so you have to get used to eating less or you will get tubby. Body fat redistribution is strictly feminine; I had to switch to women's pants. Thunder thighs, I believe is the technical term.
>do you regret it?
>In your opinion, what are the pros and cons?
Pros: sharing a history with some of the most interesting characters of all time. Cons: low sex drive. Although drinking makes me lustful.
Choosing to aggravate yourself over things you cannot change will only make your health suffer, friend.