Julia Reece is a prolific writer on Quora. I enjoy her willingness to describe what one feels and explain our difficult feelings so well.
The question put up for open discussion: I'm a boy. Why do I like to wear girls' clothes?
I like very much Jilia's answer:
Julia: I grew up as a boy and enjoyed wearing girl’s clothes too.
At first, the sensual silky feeling really felt amazing. I had never in my life felt such soft fabrics against my skin.
The feeling of nylon, silk, and satin was unlike anything I had ever known as a boy. I was mesmerized by the feeling of nylon stockings on my legs and knew deep down inside that somehow, someday, I would find a way to continue wearing girl’s clothes.
And so I started looking around for any girl’s clothes I could find. I was too young to visit a lingerie store in those days, and I didn’t even have a credit card.
But as they say, necessity is the mother of invention.
I scoured my neighborhood until I found one or two garments. That started my budding collection of women’s clothing.
Over time, I worked up the courage to shop for hosiery on my own. The first time I was a bit flustered, but after a couple of visits to our local retail stores, I became more comfortable making purchases there.
For me it was all about the soft silky feeling I had when I ran my hands along my legs while wearing stockings and pantyhose. I didn’t overthink things - I just enjoyed living in the moment.
Time passed. My collection of clothing grew. And before I knew it, I created entire outfits for myself.
The desire to wear women’s clothing never left me. But it did change over time.
In the early years, it was all about feeling sensual - and that may explain your interest too. The feeling of soft fabrics caressing my body was heavenly and unlike anything I had ever experienced wearing boy’s clothes.
Gradually, I experimented with other things designed for girls - shoes, handbags, fragrances, jackets, sweaters, leggings and panties.
After years of secretly dressing in my own apartment, I wanted more - much more.
So I gave myself permission to explore my inner desires. I wanted to learn everything I could so I started experimenting with makeup too.
Today I use a woman’s name and openly shop for women’s clothing at major department stores - right out in the open. I don’t make private appointments or go to the stores when nobody else is there. Not at all. I shop right alongside the rest of the shoppers — and naturally, all of them are women.
I don’t know if your path in life will in any way mirror mine. You may like to wear girl’s clothes for kicks and the novelty may wear off at some point.
But then again, if your experience turns out to be anything even close to mine, you may enjoy wearing girl’s clothes for the rest of your life.
Thank you Julia - Me too.