Friday, January 20, 2017

Why Do We Cross-dress...part 2

Here's a link (and some quotes) from another on-line article that attempts to explain cross-dressing. I've chosen the quotes that seem to most apply to my own situation.

1. Erotic arousal/fetishism.

Often this is the transvestite’s first and primary association with feminine clothing. Many times, the person is initially aroused by lingerie, perhaps by its connection with the boudoir, or by the tactile sensations these clothes present. Eventually these items are used as an aid for masturbation. For transvestites, the ultimate result is that they begin dressing in the clothes even though that may not have been their original intent. Many transvestites report that through masturbation they developed a fetish for women’s clothes while in puberty. Some say that the attachment arose much later in life.

Sexual fantasies for many transvestites involve sexual contact with another person while they are dressed. Most often that person is a female.... Some transvestites are fortunate in that their partner allows them to dress while having sex. When a transvestite cannot dress, he frequently fantasizes that he wearing women’s clothes while having sex with another person or while masturbating. Some can be aroused no other way.

3. Expressing hidden personality characteristics.

Crossdressing allows some men the opportunity to express portions of their personalities that this society does not accept in “masculine” men. While these characteristics, such as gentleness, passivity, and emotional sensitivity, are neither specifically feminine nor masculine, they are most commonly associated with women. Some men also report that they have the need to be flirtatious, to feel beautiful and glamourous, or to act passive and helpless. The transvestite feels most free to express these traits only when he is dressed as a woman.

7. Creativity.

Some crossdressers say that their skillful appearance as a woman is an art form that involves making something appear to be something that it is not. This skill requires the full range of theatre arts (costuming, make up and acting) plus an artist’s eye for color, texture and scale. Some transvestites also call their crossdressing a hobby that pleasantly occupies their leisure time, whether they are dressed in women’s clothes or dressed in men’s clothes and shopping for or planning their feminine wardrobe or their next excursion in drag. Some men crossdress purely as a creative outlet, i.e. the professional female impersonator. While many impersonators call what they do “simply a job” and let it go at that, others react in a strongly negative manner to the merest suggestion that they are transvestites. This reaction reflects society’s belief that crossdressing in response to personal or psychological needs is “sick.”

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

January Dressing 5: The New Black?

A relatively recent purchase, but swiftly becoming a favorite...

The orange dress with zipper is by Sharango, bought at K&G in February 2015; the shoes are Fioni "Kambridge" orange suede platform pumps, from Payless in May 2015. Other accessories are an orange floral headband, gold jewelry, and black hose.

Two more nice portraits:

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January Dressing 4: Love Those Legs

Are they still my most feminine feature?

The blue striped blouse is by Lineage, bought at K & G in September 2013; the red skirt is by Simply Vera Wang, from Kohl's in April 2013; the shoes are Christian Siriano "Manic" blue pumps from Payless in February 2015. Other accessories are a blue striped bow, silver jewelry, and natural hose.

I love both of these portraits:

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January Dressing 3: New Dress

I bought this just this past Friday; I had sworn I didn't need any more sweater dresses...but at $7.50, how could I resist?

The brown sweater dress is by Say What?, just bought at Ross; the boots are Jaclyn Smith "Tisdale" boots, from Kmart in November 2014. Other accessories are an orange floral headband, gold jewelry, and natural hose.

Another portrait:

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Monday, January 16, 2017

January Dressing 2: Mood Indigo

Brownie points if you know the source of that title.

The white man-tailored blouse is from Target's Merona line in December 2015; the indigo palazzo pants are from Kmart's Attention line in April 2015; the shoes are Dollhouse "Margaretta" black pumps with metal heels from Shoe Dept. in January 2010. Other accessories are a blue floral headband, silver jewelry, and silver belt.

I love the way these pants drape, especially in seated photos.

A couple of nice portraits:

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

January Dressing 1: Red Plaid

I think, come the day when I begin purging some of my clothes, this may be at the top of the list. Not because it doesn't fit...but because it really isn't flattering.

The red plaid dress is by Polly & Esther, bought at Annie Sez in February 2015; the shoes are Mossimo "Velda" red baby-doll oxford pumps, from Target in August 2008. Other accessories are a red bow, black-and-white jewelry, and white hose.

A pensive portrait:

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Saturday, January 14, 2017