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Petra Leggs

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Cross dressing
« on: June 08, 2009, 08:42:21 PM »
I am a 39 year old male that wears womans clothes.
I was wondering if there is any "proper" diagnosis or explanation of my desire to cross dress.
Thank you. Petra.

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Re: Cross dressing
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 08:56:36 PM »
There's an interesting paper by Lawrence (2007). I'm wondering if you can relate to some theories stated there and provided  here.

The increasing prevalence of male-to-female (MtF) transsexualism in Western countries is largely due to the growing number of MtF transsexuals who have a history of sexual arousal with cross-dressing or cross-gender fantasy. Ray Blanchard proposed that these transsexuals have a paraphilia he called autogynephilia, which is the propensity to be sexually aroused by the thought or image of oneself as female.



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Re: Cross dressing
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 09:23:48 PM »
Yes, definently.
I don't dress "all the way".
I wear womans clothes from the waist down i.e. Pantyhose, Strappy high heel sandles and skirts.
I paint my toe nails and shave my legs.
I don't wear a wig or put on make up.
Just from the waist down. I don't know why...
Thanks for replying. Petra

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Re: Cross dressing
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009, 09:49:51 AM »
Thanks for being so open. Here's some more questions if you don't mind. In a classic study, Buhrich (1978) found that while cross-dressed, transvestite and transsexual subjects frequently reported feeling relaxed, comfortable and relieved of masculine demands. Transvestite subjects showed significantly more compulsive and narcissistic aspects in their transvestite behaviour than transsexual subjects. Fetishistic pleasure was infrequently given as a motivation for cross-dressing.

Would you agree with the observations of Burich?



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Re: Cross dressing
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2009, 12:59:33 PM »
I would have to diagree in my experiance.
I would consider my fetish is the driving motovation of my cross dressing.

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Re: Cross dressing
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2009, 12:33:54 AM »
Seems like that's why you do it then. If by fetish you mean sexually arousing, then that's a big reinforcement. Sexual arousal releases internal opiates (e.g., endorphins, enkephalins) which make you feel good and are somewhat addictive.

I guess then you'd wonder why it makes you sexually aroused. Seems reasonable that their was a pairing somewhere along the way. A pairing between your behavior (of wearing woman's clothes) and sexual arousal.

Do you remember why you did it in the first place?

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Re: Cross dressing
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2009, 01:11:49 AM »
This may well be the first psychologically interesting thing to be posted here. I'm not bored!

Did you spend a significant amount of effort on living up to male ideals before you started crossdressing? Or conversely, avoiding them or making them meaningless/stupid?
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Re: Cross dressing
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2009, 06:40:08 AM »
I am a woman who wears men's clothes because I feel they suit me better. *shrugs*

See my shadow changing,
Stretching up and over me.
Soften this old armor.
Hoping I can clear the way
By stepping through my shadow,
Coming out the other side.
Step into the shadow.
Forty six and two are just ahead of me

Kallisti

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Re: Cross dressing
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2009, 02:41:35 PM »
Thats not actually culturally abnormal anymore though, (unless you wear mens underwear?).

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Re: Cross dressing
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2009, 10:34:15 PM »
Thats not actually culturally abnormal anymore though, (unless you wear mens underwear?).
I like boxers

See my shadow changing,
Stretching up and over me.
Soften this old armor.
Hoping I can clear the way
By stepping through my shadow,
Coming out the other side.
Step into the shadow.
Forty six and two are just ahead of me

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Re: Cross dressing
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2011, 02:54:31 AM »
and then there is about 17000+ people signed in crossdressers forum. Sorry for bringing this to limelight, but this "thing" about switching is largely unexplored and underexplained.

Until invention of internet this was spot issue. Suddenly whole thing explodes in exchange of ideas among the like.

Originally stated from a psychological community as fetishism of arousal imagery, it actually creates very illogical explanation of the issue that many cross dressers undergo the path of transition (MtF), in a good deal loosing their ability to do arousal itself. What could be the motivation which contradicts accepted explanations?

It looks that this can be spiced up. :)

 

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