Monday, May 1, 2023

Selected gender discussions from Crossdream Life

Crossdream Life is a discussion forum for all kinds of gender variance, from cis people who break gender boundaries on the one hand to trans women and trans men on the other.

There is a lot of content over there, and it is not always easy to track down good discussions you have not read. This is why we have gathered a few discussion threads that may be of help to you right now.

A Transgender Typology and Unification Theory

Koloa has presented a very interesting alternative approach to talk about trangender identities and lives that avoid the kind of pathologization we find in many other models.

Are we just protecting cis people and the binary again?

A discussion about the gender binary, gender identity and gender expression.

Jemimah, the transgender Hemingway and more

A complex and multifaceted discussion about sex and gender, which also includes information about the transgender side of Ernest Hemingway.

A kind of Matrix reset, about Lana Wachowski and the latest Matrix movie

On the queer and transgender subtext of the Matrix movies.

When MTF crossdressers/crossdreamers have sex with men

Talking about MTF crossdressers and crossdreamers as a separate category of trans is misleading. But given that so many are locked into rather limited typologies, as given  the life experience of some MTF trans people who are predominantly attracted to women, looking at the attraction to men makes sense.

"Sissy" Fetishism & Repression

The "sissy" concept is considered problematic by many, and offensive even. But there is a subgroup of gender variant people who identify this way. Moreover, fantasies of submission and feminization is found among some MTF crossdreamers and trans women.

See also the debate around Julia Serano on "sissy-shaming"

Ever feel like being outed would be a relief?

 "If you were outed to the world by accident or by someone...after the initial shock and everything would it feel like a relief? "

The Battle over Gender Therapy

On the battle over gender therapy, anti-trans activism and the medical establishment.

In Defense of the Sex Binary

A rather intense discussion about the sex binary. Needless to say, not all participants like it.

Do I want to be her or do I want to f*ck her?

This is a question that pops up both in cis lesbian and bisexual circles and among MTF crossdreamers and trans women.

TANIT's priests - extreme femininity under the influence of a Female Entity

Discussion about transgender people throughout history.

"Autogynephilia" comes up as an issue again: thoughts?

Transphobes love the "autogynephilia" theory of Ray Blanchard, for the simple reason that Blanchard himself is a transphobe. The theory has been debunked. Keep in mind that the fact that erotic crossdreaming is a thing, does not mean that Blanchard's explanation for it is the right one.

Busting the Regret Myth

"I been seeing a lot of stories recently talking about people who detransition or who regret transitioning." Yeah, but the fact is that less than 1 percent of those who transition later detranstion, and most of them do so because of social pressure.

Hormones, powerful hormones

On what hormone therapy can do to your mind and body.

The difference between GD and BIID

On the difference between gender dysphoria (GD) and  Body Integrity Identity disorder (BIID)

What is crossdreaming?

This term is in the name of the forum, so it makes sense that members discuss crossdreaming and cross-gender fantasies.

Finding love as a transgender person

"There is, understandably, a lot of fear among crossdreamers and trans people regarding losing their loved ones if they come out. Many also fear that their gender variance will make it impossible for them to find love.

It is therefore important to stress that even though there are a lot of bad stories out there, there are also a lot of love stories that work out right."

Crossdreamer moments in movies and TV episodes

"Sometimes a movie or a TV episode will have a scene that has some crossgender angle to it. I am not talking about films about transgender people, like Transamerica or The Danish Girl, but other movies or series where one of the characters end up presenting as the other gender or become the other gender."

A perspective on autism and childhood gender struggles

Neuratypical people are more likely to be transgender than others. Why and what does this entail?

A safe place for discussing gender variance!

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