Believe in Yourself!

With each passing year, our society has become more and more advanced in its understanding of gender and individuality.

The first thing we have come to realize is the main differing factors; gender expression and gender identity. For some, presenting themselves as feminine through their clothing choices is an expression of who they truly are within themselves, a female. For a lot of others however, choosing to dress feminine is merely a preference. Whether it is for the softer fabrics, prettier colors, sexier styles, or any number of other reasons, it's a harmless choice that an individual should be able to make without judgement from others.

June is a month that reminds us that individuals like us exist, and only continue to multiply with each rotation of the sun. In fact, we have existed for as long as humans have walked the Earth, and humanity simply continues to evolve in its concepts of coexistence and tolerance. What an ignorant society once deemed as gender roles, is now an obsolete concept that is no longer applicable. Women can change tires, men can do the laundry. It's absolutely astonishing to me, a 24 year old, that such ridiculous concepts were ever truly a part of our world.

The same can be said for the expectations about how each gender can present themselves. As soon as clothing became a luxury everyone could afford, there were no rigid guidelines for men and women to wear opposite styles. I implore anyone that has trouble accepting crossdressing to merely look at the fashion of the medieval, Victorian, or American Revolutionary eras. Men wore silk, camisoles, wigs, heels and stockings. How could we go from such a free society for hundreds of years, to lose all that progress and become so judgmental? It's exclusively the result of societal stigmas that were put in place by those that do not represent all of us, the people that do not conform to others ideologies.

Pride Month model with flag

The first true step we have taken towards progress just began in the recent years, with the rise of Pride Month and those that are of a different lifestyle to no longer be viewed as anything less than just another human living the one life they have on this Earth to the fullest. To be your purest self is how we must always live, for living any other way would be to live by others' rules and fear of their rejection. What we must realize is to be accepted in this world, we must believe in ourselves and who we truly are. To be confident in your non-conformity is the fastest way to influence others' acceptance of you.

I am incredibly grateful to be a part of this wonderful time of transition in our society, because it's been far too long that men like us have lived with guilt and fear. The concept of crossdressing is no longer taboo to those close in my life after their exposure to me, and that is a feeling I hope we can all experience.

Sometimes all it takes is to be exposed to a person with a different lifestyle and way of thinking to influence acceptance of those who might be reluctant. After all, we deserve the same respect and love from others as anyone else does.

As a personal example, I once received severe and harsh ridicule from my in-laws for my choice of dress. The revelation of my cross-dressing was one that caused doubt in my ability as a man to be the perfect son for their daughter, for they feared I was not "what a woman usually wants". Now, it's a year and a half later. The people that once judged me for my appearance alone, have come to accept me and understand its nothing more than a style choice. I am still fully capable of satisfying a woman's needs, even while wearing high heels. If you believe in yourself, others will come to as well. Never fear being yourself, and don't ever let anyone condition you to. That's all for my thoughts this time, but what are yours?

Comment below! -Nathan

15 comments

Hi Since I was young I had a thing for girls underwear, the feel colours , I thought I was abnormal , I began a few years ago buying the odd pair of mens underwear with flowers or pink trim and I came across this site . After ordering a pair from bodyaware I loved em , wearing satin pants my heart would race so much , I felt feminine sexy and free . I would love nothing more than to spend 24 hours as a woman then go back to being myself a straight guy . I would get up shower , put on my beige skirt heels satin pants , make up jewelry wig hand bag the lot and pop to the coffee shop , then do some girlie shopping, that evening go out with my girlie friends for a drink and talk about men , get chatted up at the bar and bring the guy back , and in the morning go back to being my myself and it being just a memory to cherish X Mitch

Mitch October 28, 2022

I continue to discover who I “be”. My true essence. And wearing lace panties, painting my toenails w/open toe shoes, shaving my eyebrows, underarms, thighs and goods, carrying a clutch and wearing skinny jeans and delicate blouses and a thumb ring all contribute to this endless process of “being” me. As do reading these blogs and all of your comments. I’m eager to see in what other ways my true femme emerges. It buoys my soul to connect with you and to know I’m not alone. Namaste 🙏

PJ October 18, 2022

I wish I had the confidence that all of you have.

Stevie September 13, 2022

Timothy awesome! So happy for u. So lucky! Glad its working out for u
Stevie

Stevie August 10, 2022

Hi this is my first post I had always hid the fact since I was a teen that I love wearing lingerie. But a few months ago I finally grew enough courage so I bought some satin panties and told my wife about it. This has been one of the best decisions of my life cause to my surprise she was accepting and has now bought me lingerie it has been very liberating and made my life better this is great time we live in and I’m so happy I’m here for it!

Timothy August 03, 2022

Hi everyone. I also don’t wear women’s underwear. This is my, masculine, delicate and beautiful linen. I wear it with pleasure and I am very pleased with it. The main thing is that I feel magical in it. It gives me the energy of happiness.

Andi July 17, 2022

Great post. I look for a time where even the word “cross-dressing” becomes somewhat redundant. No I’m not wearing “women’s underwear”, I’m wearing MY underwear, and they’re very comfy thank you. :)

E July 16, 2022

Scott
U r so right; i took that plunge and it was very difficult! Although i dont have full acceptance i m working on it
Great support here

Stevie July 04, 2022

Very nice blog post Nathan! I love the ability to express myself via XDress! Finding an accepting and open SO takes vulnerability and courage and I hope all of you know that this site is a great support network!

Scott July 01, 2022

Andi
I feel yu!

Stevie June 29, 2022

Hello dear. I’m not gay, but I’ve been wearing lingerie for 2 years now. Sometimes all day… but mostly when at home and at night. I really like to prepare a set of bra and panties before a shower… after that I put it on and enjoy it… my soul sings in my underwear…. I don’t know, maybe a real woman lives in my soul… but it’s a thrill…. and now I’m also lying and enjoying tenderness … soon to work ..

Andi June 28, 2022

Randy/Joanne I also have several man bags (not gay) love heels and dresses but only wear at home.
My undergarments are my business

Get ur lingerie on
I did

Stevie June 26, 2022

Great comments Nathan! I really agree with what you have to say. Society has really changed in the last few years and gender lines are getting more and more blurred every day. Noticing that more clothing-especially sportswear-is being sold as unisex. I wear what I want as it is really of no concern to others what I wear under my clothes. I have worn lingerie for years, mainly for the comfort aspect. In the past year, I have started wearing dresses and silk blouses with a skirt along with high heels around the house in the evening and on weekends. Also, I carry a man bag and used to get stares and glaring looks but it seems that hardly any notices it these days. I guess I am lucky in the sense that I had a mother that always approved of me and went so far as to teach me how to put make-up on. Also, being openly gay, I have a wide circle of friends who are very supporting and approving and are actually doing the same things that I do when it comes to dressing, etc.
Interested in hearing more thoughts. Keep the discussion going!
RANDY—-also known as Joanne

Randy June 24, 2022

X-dress has more become x-press to me. It’s my was of expression. I love having the variety in styles, fabrics, and colors. I look forward to the emails every day. It has become who I am and I enjoy this ride it has given to me.

J June 24, 2022

Nathan
Wise words u speak! If we hide in shame then others will think what we are doing is shameful! It’s nobody’s business what underwear i wear! Now i do think we need to be mindful of place and time for showing certain aspects of ourselves

As for the times changing they definitely are and i love wearing the styles i find here! I haven’t worn a dress and heels out yet but i m working towards it
Its panties and bras almost every day and always toes painted

Get ur lingerie on
I did!

Stevie

Stevie June 23, 2022

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