Tag: "crossdressing"

Transgender Definitions

| Jul 17, 2017 | Comments (11)

Here at TGForum we have always used the word “transgender” as a term that covers all “trans” activity from fetishistic crossdressers enjoying lingerie in the privacy of their own homes to trans women, fully transitioned and making their mark on the world. Between those two extremes is a broad spectrum of behaviors, identities, and gender expression. To help sort things out and provide some definitions to terms that have come into use over the years Dr. Dana Bevan has written an informative post on Transgender Definitions.

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The Occasional Woman — Summer Fabrics

| Jul 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

Fiber is not only good for you digestive system. In hot summer weather natural fiber clothing is more comfortable. Today Lorraine Anderson, head seamstress at The Occasional Woman custom clothing service, discusses the benefits of all natural fibers. The choices available include linen, cotton, silk, and hemp, among others. Each offers different properties but all of them, when used to create a summer frock, will help to keep you cool and dressed well.

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Ask Mistress Samantha

| Jul 10, 2017 | Comments (4)

Mistress Samantha answers a question from a man who finds himself massively attracted to his two sexy room mate’s lingerie. So much so that he wears lingerie he has purchased during the times that his roomies are out of the apartment. He questions why he feels this way and what it all means. Mistress Samantha fills him in on what’s going on.

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Dina’s Diner July 3 2017

| Jul 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s that time again. Down at Dina’s Diner they’ve just introduced the July menu items. Among the tasty treats you’ll find a potpourri of flavors including photographer Lissa Rivera and her androgynous muse BJ Lillis. Rumination on the death of fashion as flip flops, cutoffs and faded t-shirts become the norm. The 1969 Japanese film titled “Funeral Parade of Roses.” And Dina tops it off with a dessert Guide to Shaming inspired by the trend of shaming women for wearing thong swimsuits. Could that just be jealousy? Take a seat and get ready for another experience down at Dina’s Diner.

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Hello, My Name is Linda: Part 4

| Jun 26, 2017 | Comments (4)

Linda continues her series on her meetings with the support group, Bracoholics Anonymous. This group is primarily composed of crossdressers but also contains a few men who only dress in lingerie under their male attire. The bracoholics focus mainly on the joy of wearing a pretty bra and like many of their members Linda was first attracted to that particular garment. In today’s post she reports on things she learned from other members of the group.

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Pink Toenails in The Hospital — Part 2

| Jun 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

We all have our dress up routines. Some always “under dress” in lingerie and hose while they present a masculine image to the world. Other’s prefer to dress up all the way and go out for special femme days, or just stay home and take selfies to post on Facebook. While under dressing can give a crossdresser the connection to the world of femininity that they find pleasurable, there are dangers when your usual routine is suddenly interrupted. In Part 1 Porja told you how a medical emergency landed her in the ER while under dressing in lace panties and hose. Today the startling consequences.

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Princesas de la Noche — Recorrido Urbado

| Jun 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

Katherine Diaz’s travels through her city en femme have given her a different perspective. Perhaps she is more attuned to the presence of art in her city when she sees it from a feminine perspective. Whatever the reason today Katherine celebrates the murals that transform old buildings into works of art that brighten neighborhoods and have inspired muralists in other cities to create large scale art works. Of course there is a video to accompany Katherine’s blog. The blog is en español. Use Google translate to read it in English.

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Letter to the Editor

| Jun 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dear Editor, All beings on this planet have an inalienable right to express their own individual personality as long as doing so is not harmful to other members of the community. The female gender have been crossdressing without hindrance from time immemorial and are still allowed to carry it on in public where it is […]

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Dina’s Diner

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Time to head on over to Dina’s Diner for some tasty treats. Dina has cooked up some specials for today and she’s waiting for you to slide into a booth, order a cup of coffee and settle in. First item on the menu is the increase in trans surgeries. Dina tells us it has gone up 20% in two years. Then she has a light, fluffy item about a middle-aged trans woman who is a “Lolita.” The frillier the better for this girl. Then she turns to a tasty item about a mysterious Playboy centerfold whose breast defied physics. Dina wraps up the menu items with a segment on two piece bathings suits and people who sell lingerie and other clothing through Facebook. Don’t miss today’s edition of Dina’s Diner.

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Interview with Trans Writer Jenny North

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today in Page Pundit Sophie Lynne interviews trans author and cosplay fan Jenny North. Ms. North has a new book, her first novel of TG fiction, titled “Identity Crisis,” and she talks about it, her many hobbies, her self discovery, her other short works of TG fiction, and trans characters in comic books. Read on to meet Jenny North.

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Hello, My Name is Linda: Part 3

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda continues her story about her interaction with the group ‘Bracoholics Anonymous’ which, as the name suggests is a help group for men coming to terms with their attraction to brassieres. This time she shares a story of how the bracoholics are not be as invisible to others as they may think.

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How Does a Speech Pathologist Modify Your Voice MtF?

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Marc Mitnick is a speech therapist who helps male to female trans people develop a feminine voice. Today Marc outlines in general what a speech therapist will do to help a client modify their voice and communication style to make the way the talk more feminine.

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Retro Rerun: Stalking The Elusive Bargain

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

This Retro Rerun from the TGForum Archives originally was published back in the ’90s. Some of the prices mentioned are a lot lower than we have today and some of the stores mentioned have disappeared into the mists of time. In general what I wrote back then is still applicable for a trans person who […]

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Help? Yes But Please Don’t Take Away My Stress!

| May 29, 2017 | Comments (2)

Today Linda reacts to a recent TGForum column in which the writer proposed steps to help ‘non-transsexual transgender’ people to reduce their stress. It turns out that Linda, a self described “closeted crossdresser” loves the stress. As she has gotten older it has become harder to get that adrenaline thrill she used to get from simple things like wearing a bra. Linda is seeking new challenges that create the stress she loves, so please don’t try to take away her stress.

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How are the Non-Transsexual Transgender People Faring?

| May 22, 2017 | Comments (13)

A non-transsexual transgender person is someone who leads a double life, presenting as their birth gender for much of the time but expressing their “secret” gender whenever they can. Statistics tell us that there are at least 10 times more non-transsexual transgender people (non-TS TG) than transsexuals so today Dana Bevan talks about the issues faced by the non-TS TG and discusses ways to offer support that addresses those issues.

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Early Days: Stepping Out En Femme

| May 22, 2017 | Comments (2)

Kim’s Adventure Time today focuses on when she had just decided that she needed to do more than dress up in the privacy of her own home. She needed to get out into the wide world. But not too much of the wide world. While she took small steps to begin with, going out very, very early in the morning to limit the number of people she might meet, she always wore high heels.

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Pushing the Boundaries

| May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

Once a year Christine Burr takes a totally femme vacation. In years past she has used hotels and rental apartments for short stays. This year she felt like pushing her boundaries and spent almost two months traveling and living en femme. In order to shave expenses she decided to stay in people’s homes, booking accommodations through AirBnB. The company has a no-discrimination policy but how did it all work out? What did people think when Christine knocked on their door?

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Retro Rerun: Tap Into Your Feminine Energy

| May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

Most of the time our Retro Reruns come from TGForum’s archives but this particular re-run comes from LadyLike magazine, Volume #35, published in1998. JoAnn Roberts was the publisher and I was the editor. As editor I got to write an editorial for each issue. Hopefully people found the topics useful. While taking a look at the Digital Transgender Archive I found this issue and decided to bring back the editorial. I think it can still be useful to crossdressers in 2017 so here it comes again.

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The Occasional Woman: Make Sure it Fits

| May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

So you found the perfect little floral print spring dress and it’s, heaven’s to Betsey, in your size. You love everything about it from the tiny flower pattern to the cut, and the flouncy skirt. And to make it even better it’s clearance priced! You take it home, without trying it on since using the changing room in the lady’s department makes you nervous, and learn that “little” is right. It’s too tight. Even though it is your size it’s either mislabelled or just “runs small.” Fit is very important. If you’re worried about popping buttons, or if you can’t raise your arms you’re won’t make a great impression. Today Lorraine Anderson talks about the importance of fit.

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Sir, why are your toenails metallic pink?

| May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

We all have our dress up routines. Some always “under dress” in lingerie and hose while they present a masculine image to the world. Other’s prefer to dress up all the way and go out for special femme days, or just stay home and take selfies to post on Facebook. While under dressing can give a crossdresser the connection to the world of femininity that they find pleasurable, there are dangers when your usual routine is suddenly interrupted. Today Proja tells you how a medical emergency had her worrying about how the hospital staff would react to her black pantyhose and pink toe polish.

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Credit En Femme

| May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Jan Brown, like many in the trans community who don’t have legal recognition of their femme persona, has a credit card in her name attached to the account registered in her legal name. But recently a problem cropped up when the credit card company felt they needed to know more about Jan Brown. They requested more information than was formerly required. For one thing they wanted her Social Security number. How did Jan respond to their request?

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Ask Mistress Samantha

| May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Mistress Samantha is a Lifestyle Mistress who has been actively involved in the Transgender/Crossdressing Community for almost twenty years. She started a successful Adult Phone Service over eighteen years ago. Since then, she’s personally advised, guided and fantasized with literally thousands of members of the Crossdressing, Transsexual, and Sissy Communities. In her TGF column, Ask Mistress Samantha, she answers your personal questions.

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Dina’s Diner

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dina’s Diner has rolled out the new spring menu and there are some tasty treats to be had. Of the regular fare on offer you can’t go wrong with Dina’s own recipe for Exclusionary Stew. She takes anti-trans rants about trans women not being “real” women, mixes in some blame game spices, and cooks it up till it’s done. Then she has specials today featuring wigs, tomboys, the Jenner sisters and Soviet sexiness. It’s all served fresh and hot down at Dina’s Diner.

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Part 4: It had to happen. . . .

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

A group of crossdressing “girls” have banded together to rent an apartment where they can store their femme attire and accessories, keeping their “secret lives” hidden from their spouses. With their “sacred sanctuary” as a place to gather and dress en femme the group has established a regular “girl’s night out” on Fridays. One Friday night the worst thing possible happens: one of the ladies is suddenly stricken with debilitating pain. The only thing for the crossdressed crew to do it take her to the hospital. Where there will be questions to answer.

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My Name is Linda, Part 2

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda is telling the story of encountering and joining a group of individuals who had grown up and lived their lives with a fascination with brassieres or bras. In part 1 she revealed to the group what she saw as the genesis of her obsession.

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Part 3: It had to happen. . . .

| Apr 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

A group of crossdressing “girls” have banded together to rent an apartment where they can store their femme attire and accessories, keeping their “secret lives” hidden from their spouses. With their “sacred sanctuary” as a place to gather and dress en femme the group has established a regular “girl’s night out” on Fridays. One Friday night one of the girls didn’t seem to be her usual self. After dinner she collapsed in pain. The only thing to do was take her to the hospital. But how will that go when everyone is dressed as a woman?

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