You will see that there are lots of different kinds of crossdressing and also a good amount of unique explanations why men and indeed women check out cross-dressing 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 if you are a crossdresser these generally include the deviance of social norms and and to stand out of the crowd. Additionally, there are sexual reasons, for cross-dressing, and this includes all sides of the gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, (LGBT community) and not forgetting the large crossdressing heterosexual transgender folk.
Crossdressers are usually both men and women who like to wear clothes of the person in the alternative sex but have NOT undergone gender reassignment therapy or indeed tend not to suffer with gender disphoria crossdresser. 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 is common for transgender people, including both men and women, to wish to disguise their gender identity as that of the alternative sex. For girls it has been known previously to allow them to want to disguise themselves because the person in the alternative sex for work and employment reasons especially for male-dominated employment where they are able to pass and act as male. On the alternative side of the coin men have worked in a female orientated professions having crossdessed as women.
It is widely acknowledged and accepted a transvestite and indeed many crossdressers like to look as a person in the alternative sex for the causes so it makes them feel great, feel sexy, for fetish reasons, and to create a feminine image of these ideal partners.
Being fully 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, lots of bright makeup, a large wig, and quite high heeled shoes. It is not widely known but the definition of “faux queen” and indeed a drag king is a genetic female/women employing the exact same drag techniques.
There are many great resources on the web including articles, books, clothing – women shoes and boots (large sizes), makeup and makeover books and videos, crossdressing guides, tips and tricks that can help you crossdress in a more efficient 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 have 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 utilize makeup and simply how much to utilize!!!, also managing to have large size shoes and boots that produce your feet look small albeit you’re size 12. It can also be extremely important to produce your female mannerisms, speech and voice feminization or female speaking techniques and sexual behaviour and characteristics.