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View Poll Results: Do you (want to) cross-dress?
Yes 23 18.85%
No 99 81.15%
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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Hopefully this is an appropriate question here.

Anyway, as for me, I never got the chance to cross-dress yet. However, I would probably love to do this regardless of what my gender would be (I am currently a biological male, but I have been thinking about eventually getting a sex change, et cetera). Personally, I would probably find it fun to dress up and play the role of both genders at certain points in time.
Never got the chance? Everyday when you get dressed is a chance for you. I don't think there is a perfect chance to cross dress, you just have to go ahead and do it. Just go buy a dress or whatever, shave, and put it on.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Sundaydrive: Even if a guy shaves, he might not have the body structure to pull off a feminine look. Rock solid abs and muscular arms & legs are usually uncommon among women, unless they are sports stars. Additionally, muffin like tummies are also uncommon among women and are quite common in men who are not physically ripped. In general, men are also heavier than women. When was the last time you saw a 200lb woman ripped.

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Old 12-02-2013, 12:37 PM
 
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Its almost impossible for a guy to dress up and pull off a masculine look, but women can and still pull off a feminine look with men's clothes.
Guys that dress in women's clothing aren't trying to look masculine. No one is thinking to themselves that a dress is going to make them look so manly. Its different for woman because its socially acceptable for women to wear pants and any other item of clothing a man would wear. its common to see women wearing the same things men wear, however its not as common to see a man wearing something that is designed for women.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:43 PM
 
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Hopefully this is an appropriate question here.

Anyway, as for me, I never got the chance to cross-dress yet. However, I would probably love to do this regardless of what my gender would be (I am currently a biological male, but I have been thinking about eventually getting a sex change, et cetera). Personally, I would probably find it fun to dress up and play the role of both genders at certain points in time.

Well I wear my husband robe, shirts, boxers, coat ! ....
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:01 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Guys that dress in women's clothing aren't trying to look masculine. No one is thinking to themselves that a dress is going to make them look so manly. Its different for woman because its socially acceptable for women to wear pants and any other item of clothing a man would wear. its common to see women wearing the same things men wear, however its not as common to see a man wearing something that is designed for women.
You are correct, of course...buy WHY is it OK for women to look quite masculine and wear men's clothes, but pretty much unacceptable for a man to wear women's clothes?

Neither sex really looks their best when dressed as the opposite sex, and I say that as someone who does this on an almost-daily basis (I am female and a painting contractor.) I wear baggy tee-shirts provided by paint stores, painters' whites, safety boots or sneakers, baseball cap and sometimes other safety gear.

Even so, I look like a woman in male-type clothing. I'm not trying to look like a man; in fact I wear jewelry and sometimes makeup and perfume to mitigate the general grunge. And this is all socially OK.

But let a man wear or do anything "feminine" and people get very weird about it. Women can be out in public wearing male clothing and it's OK, although 100 years ago it was scandalous. What, essentially, is unacceptable about a man dressing like a woman while still obviously a man? I won't lie....I would look twice because it's unusual. But then I'd shrug my shoulders and move on.
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Utica, NY
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Do as you please. The only issue I have is when crossdresserrs and transvestites get lumped in with the same category as transgender people which is where many of the negative stereotypes about trans people come from. Each to their own but even I am uncomfortable with the sexual fetish thing.
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Hopefully this is an appropriate question here.

Anyway, as for me, I never got the chance to cross-dress yet. However, I would probably love to do this regardless of what my gender would be (I am currently a biological male, but I have been thinking about eventually getting a sex change, et cetera). Personally, I would probably find it fun to dress up and play the role of both genders at certain points in time.
Whatever floats your boat. Enjoy!
For what it's worth, I've had many of my straight male lovers wanting to wear my panties to work the next day. Made them feel deliciously naughty.
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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From what I have seen, women cross dressing with men's clothes seems to be OK. However men cross dressing in women's clothes looks ridiculous.

It annoys me though when my cousin sister wears one of my brother's hoodies scribbled "DESI SWAG" on it. Women don't know swag .

I would never cross dress though.

Trust me a lot of MEN DON'T either...
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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What's the big deal with men wearing a dress?

Things like togas and tunics were the norm through most of history. There are places today where men commonly wear skirts or full dress-like garments.

I own a Scottish kilt and I wear it a few times a year for special occasions (admittedly it's not regarded as "women's clothing" except by the grossly ignorant). I like it and would love to dress that way all the time.

I once was behind a "woman" in line at the ice cream place in a gay-friendly neighborhood of Boston; s/he was tall, with broad angular shoulders tapering to a narrow waist. Dressed completely in female clothing, but almost definitely not a female. Very masculine physique; wish I had that physique!

In the end, it's just a bunch of rags that we hang on our bodies. If someone wants to consciously dress up as the opposite gender, who cares? go for it. In a big city, people will barely even notice.

I think a lot of the homophobia in American society comes from the almost paranoid way men avoid appearing feminine. When I lived in Asia I saw men holding hands, men with arms around men, and there was nothing sexual or weird about it at all.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Utica, NY
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What's the big deal with men wearing a dress?

Things like togas and tunics were the norm through most of history. There are places today where men commonly wear skirts or full dress-like garments.

I own a Scottish kilt and I wear it a few times a year for special occasions (admittedly it's not regarded as "women's clothing" except by the grossly ignorant). I like it and would love to dress that way all the time.

I once was behind a "woman" in line at the ice cream place in a gay-friendly neighborhood of Boston; s/he was tall, with broad angular shoulders tapering to a narrow waist. Dressed completely in female clothing, but almost definitely not a female. Very masculine physique; wish I had that physique!

In the end, it's just a bunch of rags that we hang on our bodies. If someone wants to consciously dress up as the opposite gender, who cares? go for it. In a big city, people will barely even notice.

I think a lot of the homophobia in American society comes from the almost paranoid way men avoid appearing feminine. When I lived in Asia I saw men holding hands, men with arms around men, and there was nothing sexual or weird about it at all.
I agree. America is notorious for being very obsessed with gender roles and appearances. It is less of an issue elsewhere.
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