What is Crossdressing? More Facts Revealed!
Marcy exposes more myths and truths related to crossdressing.
Crossdressing is a secret global occurrence.
Currently around the world thousands of men are, at this very moment, putting on their dresses makeup, pantyhose, and high heels, trying to look as pretty and as girly as they can.
The sight of a grown man wearing a dress, in many societies is considered odd, or unusual, and may even be a cause for ridicule, even violent attacks from passersby.
This long standing occurrence is often very misunderstood, and begs the question, “Why would a man want to wear clothing of the opposite sex?” “Are these men perverted, or crazy?” “Are they gay?”
The same question begs to be asked of woman! Why would a woman want to wear male clothes?
The answer to this question is rather obvious all around because in our society women do this daily and its many times even considered fashionable for women to wear masculine clothing.
Let me promise you that this phenomenon occurs in all countries of the world, and is often referred to as transvestism, or crossdressing.
What is a transvestite?
Transvestism is defined as “the practice of dressing and behaving like the opposite sex.”
Men who choose to dress as women, come from all walks of life and ethnic groups, and from all over.
Additionally, they are neither perverted, nor crazy. There are the odd ones that sometimes exert strange behavior but for the most part these individuals could be your next door neighbor, your boss, or even a family member.
Crossdressing is actually quite common, but it is most often done in private or in secret, hidden from others.
However more and more men are “coming out” and dressing “en femme.” In fact, there are conventions where males of different ages and backgrounds, get together to enjoy the freedom of dressing and socializing as females.
These conventions happen around the world every year draw hundreds of crossdressers.
The mass media still shy’s away from covering such events and that is why crossdressing is still taboo for many.
Why would a man want to crossdress?
Well, the fact of the matter is that they choose to crossdress for many reasons. The reasons vary according to the individual.
Sexual gratification is a common reason why men crossdress!
They may get sexually exited with the feel of the feminine fabrics and clothing on their body. They may enjoy the sexual arousal that they experience from wearing feminine clothing, especially lingerie, and in seeing their feminine image in the mirror.
Longing for Feminine Expression
Another reason for men crossdressing, is that men want to feel free to express the feminine side of their personality. Boys are commonly programmed to believe that they cannot portray or express any feminine traits.
They can’t cry, appear weak, or be soft. That would label them as gay. Many men who dress in female clothing often feel liberated to express their emotions and feelings that perhaps, they are not able to freely express in their male selves.
For many, for a short while, they can shed the burdens and responsibilities of being a “man.” Often, this results in feelings of comfort, and reduced stress. Men wear dresses because it feels good and allows them to connect to their feminine side in a deeper way.
Perhaps another reason for men crossdressing is one that is often not mentioned, but is one that seems to be very common.
That reason for men wearing dresses is to feel and experience the “power of being a woman.”
What power is this? It is the power of a beautiful woman to be able to turn the heads of all the men as she enters the room.
It is the power that lingerie models have when they appear on television, magazines. It is the feminine power that creates a visual sensation for thousands of the men who are watching.
It is the power to choose who will get their attention, and perhaps who will mate with them. It is a power that is biologically intrinsic and has allowed the human race to multiply.
A reason that men crossdress is to feel this womanly power, and to experience, at least for a short time, what it is to have the attributes that create this power.
This may be similar to the man who puts on the power suit and expensive shoes, sits behind a big desk in the office on the twentieth floor overlooking the city, pretending he is the chief executive officer of a multi-million dollar corporation.
He pretends for a day to be the top man, corporate CEO, the millionaire, who is at the top of his game.
He commands many people into opening doors for him, offer him coffee. The power that he possesses can be very stimulating and intoxicating. People open doors for him, bring him coffee.
The Sexual Power of Women
Women are also very powerful in their own way. Women are very powerful, sexually. Women know this, and men know this also.
One only has to turn on the TV today and watch commercials or even some of the top shows, see this fact fully illustrated.
It is equally stimulating and intoxicating to experience this type of power for a day, even if it is only for a moment, even within a man’s head.
The beautiful feeling of being able to feel “sexy”, “feminine” and “beautiful”
Power as we all know, is dominant aphrodisiac and this is why many men wear dresses, and why this practice has occurred for many centuries.
Unfortunately, in many societies around the world, crossdressing, especially male to female, is often still a taboo. A man wearing dress or other feminine clothing out in public is often the subject of ridicule, nasty comments or even violent acts.
Maybe sometime soon, crossdressers will experience the same rights and equalities that many other groups have experienced in the last few decades.
Time will tell I guess!
About the Author:Hi, I’m Marcy Simpson, the founder and creator of Crossdresser Society. I have been a crossdresser for over 25 years and I am also an author, photographer, entrepreneur, and admirer of the feminine realm. I currently work and live in Los Angeles, California.