Loving My Crossdressing Partner, Not Just "Dealing With" Him
…I sat on his bed and watched his shadow change as he became my new girlfriend...the first time I met her, she was shy and nervous, and I was anxious to take pictures to show off my beautiful girl--and my makeup skills ;) I was a bit nervous for her too, though. Afterwards, I wished I would have paid more attention to her—touched her, kissed her—instead of just being her photographer, but thankfully there were plenty more opportunities for fun after that… ;)
Since I was very young, even before I really understood my tendencies, I’ve had a strong connection to gender bending, androgyny and anything related. As I got older, I realized I was bisexual/queer and had an attraction to androgynous men, cross-dressers, and trans women. Now, since the universe has decided to bless me with exactly who I’ve been wishing for, I have to stop and think every once in a while of how amazingly grateful I am. I thought I would share some of my thoughts and feelings with you, and maybe it will be useful, interesting, or something you can connect with.
Part of what inspired me to share my story is a book I’ve been reading called “My Husband Betty: Love, Sex, and Life with a Crossdresser” by Helen Boyd. I realized that so few girlfriends and wives of CDs share my same perspective. There are plenty of stories of women who suddenly found out about their partner’s crossdressing after years of marriage and were horrified. There are also those who found out, or were told early on in the relationship, and were more able to be accepting, but still did not feel quite the same as I do. I think a big part of my (seemingly rare feelings compared to other partners) is my bisexuality, and my specific attraction to those of unique gender identities and expressions. Since not all bisexual women feel the same about crossdressing as I do, I thought I should make that clear. I have realized recently that I do feel more fulfilled with my CD/Two Spirit partner than I probably would with a typical man or woman. I use the term Two Spirit for him as well because he truly connects with that concept of being two different gendered souls in one body. Being with him/her has helped me to learn about myself and how I really did need someone who has elements of both genders and embraces them both beautifully.
Another reason I decided to talk about my thoughts is because I don’t see enough support from CDs’ significant others. I mostly see CDs themselves talking about how they wish they could find women who accept them, and according to “My Husband Betty,” there are some forums where women complain about their husbands and even ban women who try to show any feelings of acceptance. I really wish there was more of a movement to promote acceptance of this group along with the more prevalent movements for the LGBT community.
No matter how small or hidden or looked down upon the movement may be, I would love to be a part of it. I would love to share my feelings if it could even help just a few people. I would love to talk about how I love and admire my partner’s feminine nature in so many indescribable ways, and how I love doing his makeup, dressing him up, and just enjoying spending time with ‘her.’ He makes me want to do everything from making love to his sexy female self and being fun and crazy and kinky, to writing old fashioned love poems about the simplest gestures that make her so beautiful to me. I want to be a part of celebrating something that shouldn’t be thought of as shameful. So, some people think it’s “perverse” because it might turn him on to dress up, but why can’t it be a sexual thing? Why does it become more “wrong” if it has to do with sex too and not only “getting in touch with his feminine side”?
Being gay, lesbian and bisexual has to do with sex too, but those communities are becoming more accepted and celebrated now, so why shouldn’t crossdressing follow along with that? I really do have hopes and dreams of showing the world how beautiful this can be. There are so many wonderful layers and facets far beyond what you see on Jerry Springer.
I may be crazy to think of changing the world, or even changing just a few minds, but I don’t care anymore about sounding crazy or being too controversial…nothing inspires you to want to change the world quite like being in love. <3