Monday, December 28, 2015

Paulette's Favorite Photo (of Paulette!)

Here's a picture of me, taken about 10 years ago. Born in 1950, I've had over half a century of happy crossdressing, and not "grown out of" my sartorial preferences yet.

However, since every silver lining has a cloud, here are a couple of (im)pertinent questions

1) I've always failed to understand my behavior. Luckily, Stana's recent heads-up on the topic broaches the not-unreasonable possibility of my mother's use of the female hormone diethylsilbestrol when pregnant with me to conquer miscarriage. And now since both parents are long dead, happily (can I say that?) I'm excused aren't I?

2) I've always enjoyed an arousal element and this is not yet extinguished. In my case, dressing still energizes like a dose of HRT. And so it has to asked, would not all seniors benefit from silk underwear and some decent heels?

3) After a lifetime in the closet, I worry just a little at the possibility of a sudden stroke while dressed. If not immediately fatal, surely I'll die of shame when the paramedics arrive?

4) Then how will my executors cope with the sheer quantity of my many extravagances? Will my heirs be forever finding caches of forgotten clothes every time the house is remodeled? ("Oh look, a hidden cupboard full of granddad’s crinolines. There, under that old bird's nest. Oh. It's another wig.")

5) And then there's the 1-in-5 possibility of late-onset alzheimer's. As when confronted by a wizened lady in the bedroom mirror, I shout, "Do I know you? You're not my mother. Get out of my house!"

Crossdressing is not easy at the best of times. All that dodging and hiding. Not to mention smudged lipstick on the teeth. And just lately I feel there should be some recognition of the extra difficulties faced by gender-bending seniors. Luckily, some of this is covered in Amazon's excellent Transparent episodes. And hooray, a new series started 11th December.

Keep up the good work!


Calling all girls! My open invitation to post your favorite photo along with the story behind it and the reason it is your favorite photo still stands, so don't be shy, send me your fave foto. ― Stana

Wearing Pierre Cardin.
Wearing Pierre Cardin.

Two females and one femulator.
Two females and one femulator.


  1. Paulette
    We have led similar lives and are about the same age.
    1 Treatment with DES or some other form of estrogen was a common treatement for women who had suffered miscarriages. My mother had 3 before I was born (all girls). She eventually bore three sons.
    2. I agree. Dressing energizes me. I think all can benefit from silk and heels.
    3. My wife handles most of the family worrying and I think she does enough for both of us.
    4. I have stuff stashed all over. My wife worries about what people will think if we die together and there is a stash of shoes and dresses several sizes too big for her.
    For now we need to keep on dressing and enjoying the pleasures that our pastime provides.

  2. Paulette
    I strongly identify with many of your comments, being of a similar age. But it is a secret I have kept all these years, and don't think I will ever have the courage to tell my wife.