You will see that there are many different kinds of crossdressing and also a good quantity of unique reasons why men and indeed women turn to crossdressing as a cultural behaviour. Many of these reasons include the sensation of inner fulfilment, pleasure and satisfaction of crossdressing in the clothes and behaviour of the alternative sex. You will see that the there’s also many external reasons for being a crossdresser these generally include the deviance of social norms and and to stand out from the crowd. There are also sexual reasons, for cross dressing, and this include all sides of the gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, (LGBT community) and not forgetting the large crossdressing hetrosexual transgender folk.
Crossdressers are often both men and women who want to wear clothes of the person in the alternative sex but have NOT undergone gender reassignment therapy or indeed tend not to suffer from gender disphoria. Once a crossdresser is undergoing transgender treatment from a psychologist they’re classed as a preop transsexual and indeed once someone has undergone transgender treatment and sex reassignment surgery (sex change) they’re classed as postop transsexual.
It’s common for transgender people, including both men and women, to wish to disguise their gender identity as that of the alternative sex. For women it has been known before for them to wish to disguise themselves whilst the person in the alternative sex for work and employment reasons especially for male dominated employment where they can pass and work as male crossdressing story. On the alternative side of the coin men been employed by in women orientated professions having crossdessed as women.
It’s widely acknowledged and accepted that the transvestite and indeed many crossdressers like to appear as a person in the alternative sex for the reasons that it makes them feel great, feel sexy, for fetish reasons, and to create a feminine image of their ideal partner.
Being a drag queen is another type of crossdressing and is widely acceptable in theatre, pantomime and other entertainment groups. A drag queen or female impersonator does however vastly exaggerate the feminine persona both in costume, makeup and outward expressions. You will probably associate a drag queen as having very colourful and loud clothing, a lot of bright makeup, a large wig, and very high heeled shoes. It’s not widely known but the definition of “faux queen” and indeed a drag king is really a genetic female / women employing exactly the same drag techniques.
There are many great resources on the internet including articles, books, clothing – women shoes and boots (large sizes), makeup and makeover books and videos, crossdressing guides, tips and tricks that will allow you to crossdress in a more effective manner.
Many crossdressers try to create a female image of themselves that is acceptable to the outside world and is known as “passable” or trying “to pass” as a person in the alternative sex. However, it is extremely difficult to get away with impersonating a women and effectively passing as the alternative sex without mastering several things include – acceptable clothing for morning, day and evening, how to apply makeup and just how much to apply!!!, also managing to get large size shoes and boots that produce the feet look small albeit you’re size 12. It can also be very important to generate your female mannerisms, speech and voice feminization or female speaking techniques and sexual behaviour and characteristics.