You may find that there are lots of different types of crossdressing and also a great amount of unique reasoned explanations why men and indeed women check out crossdressing as a cultural behaviour. A few of these reasons include the impression of inner fulfilment, pleasure and satisfaction of crossdressing in the clothes and behaviour of the opposite sex. You may find that the there are also many external reasons for being a crossdresser these include the deviance of social norms and also to stand right out of 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 prefer to wear clothes of the person in the opposite sex but have NOT undergone gender reassignment therapy or indeed tend not to have problems with gender disphoria. Once a crossdresser is undergoing transgender treatment from a psychiatrist 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 want to disguise their gender identity as that of the opposite sex. For girls it has been known in the past for them to wish to disguise themselves since the person in the opposite sex for work and employment reasons particularly for male dominated employment where they are able to pass and work as male crossdressing. On the opposite side of the coin men have worked in a lady orientated professions having crossdessed as women.
It’s widely acknowledged and accepted that the transvestite and indeed many crossdressers like to look as a person in the opposite sex for the reasons that it makes them feel good, feel sexy, for fetish reasons, and to make 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 more than likely associate a drag queen as having very colourful and loud clothing, lots of bright makeup, a big wig, and high heeled shoes. It’s not widely known but the word “faux queen” and indeed a drag king is just a genetic female / women employing the same drag techniques.
There are numerous 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 help you crossdress in a more efficient manner.
Many crossdressers try to make a female image of themselves that’s acceptable to the exterior world and is called “passable” or trying “to pass” as a person in the opposite sex. However, it is extremely difficult to obtain away with impersonating a women and effectively passing as the opposite sex without mastering several things include – acceptable clothing for morning, day and evening, how to utilize makeup and how much to utilize!!!, also managing to obtain large size shoes and boots which make your feet look small albeit you’re size 12. It is also very important to create your female mannerisms, speech and voice feminization or female speaking techniques and sexual behaviour and characteristics.