I got my second shot a little over 2 weeks ago, so things are slowly starting to return to normal. I have a younger sibling who's not yet fully vaccinated so still not completely back to normal (and also just I'm definitely going to be more cautious and try to limit any sort of close encounters with people I don't know well more than I would have pre-covid).
I'm just worried about how gender is going to function for me when I'm out in the world again. In an ideal world, there would be gender-neutral options for everything, but we don't live in an ideal world, so I'd like to go with women's bathrooms and the like because they make me less uncomfortable. One thing in particular that's been bothering me is what to do locker-room wise at the pool because it being a locker room and with the way that specific one is designed (at least the men's one idk why the women's would be different) you're naked in front of other people. I'm not really worried about people seeing my junk because my attitude is more or less "it's just a part of my body", but I am kinda worried about how people might react. I worry about playing into the conservative fabrication of the man who's going to go in women's bathrooms in an attempt to see them naked, especially being alloaro and past issues with that. I'm not really that worried about somebody saying that I might have wandered into the wrong bathroom or someone knowing I'm trans saying I need to leave, both of those would suck but I could handle them. The thing I really am worried about is the performative liberal type, because where I am there are quite a lot of them. I've run into a lot of them at school, they're the ones who think they're all open and progressive because they got your pronouns right on only the fourth try and kinda hesitate whenever they're around you and always give you weird looks.
I'm also kinda large down there which really doesn't help, it kinda adds to my nerves about being seen as doing this for sex (I'm fine with my body I just worry about others not sharing that). I can't think of any really good solutions because you can't exactly make it less conspicuous when it's just there. So yeah, any suggestions?