What is Crossdressing? The Facts Revealed!
The topic of crossdressing is one that has always been universally misunderstood by the majority of people.
If you were to ask ten people to define crossdressing, or ask them what they thought it was, it is very likely that you would get ten different answers.
This is very odd to someone like myself who has family members who crossdress. The reason it is odd is because I know that men all over the world get together at special “meetings” to discuss how to tips on how to cover up a 5 o’clock shadow and choose the best foundation in order to smooth out their male contours. If people knew this it would become apparent that this type of lifestyle is more commonly practiced than first imagined. But, getting back to questions about what crossdressing is, below I will share with you the most common misconceptions about this lifestyle and what the actual truths are.
Misconception 1: Crossdressers are Homosexuals and Do Not Like Women
While some homosexuals do crossdress, not all who crossdress are homosexual. The truth is that the majority of Crossdressers are married men who are as attracted to their wives as any typical man. According to many Crossdressers that I have spoken with, there are several advantages to being a straight crossdresser. The number one advantage is that they tend to become more understanding and sensitive when it comes to the women in their lives. So for some, crossdressing for some men is a way to get in touch with their feminine side and fully experience life.
Misconception 2: Crossdressers are Drag Queens that Look Like RuPaul
While all drag queens crossdress, not all crossdressers are drag queens. Queens are in a separate category altogether. The typical crossdresser wears the same type of clothing typical women wear; nothing elaborate.
Misconception 3: Crossdressers are Made and Can be Cured
This is the same old nature vs. nurture argument. While there is no solid proof of this, research is leaning heavily towards a genetic predisposal to crossdressing, which brings us to the second part of this misconception. Crossdressing cannot be cured and is not something that needs to be cured-unless of course the individual wishes to stifle their behavior.
Misconception 4: Crossdressers Begin Their Behavior in Adulthood
Some people who simply do not understand the act of crossdressing cannot fathom the idea that the need to do so begins at a young age. It is easier for these types of people to assume that it begins in adulthood. However, the truth is that for most people, especially men, begin to feel the pull towards crossdressing at a young age. Many male children, some as young as 4 or 5 years old, start wearing women’s clothing as a dress-up game. In some cases this behavior stops as they grow older, and in others it continues on into adulthood and becomes a lifelong behavior.