Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Got Reddit?

By Paula Gaikowski

There’s been a lot of talk here lately about Reddit.

So, what exactly is Reddit? Essentially, it’s a huge collection of forums where people can share news and content or comment on other people’s posts. Here’s everything you need to know.

Reddit is broken up into more than a million communities known as “subreddits,” each covers a different topic. The name of a subreddit begins with r/, which is part of the URL that Reddit uses. For example, r/nba is a subreddit where people talk about the National Basketball Association, while r/boardgames is a subreddit for people to discuss board games.

You can search and read through all of Reddit without an account. To comment or post a message, you need an account. That’s easy enough and can be done using a gmail address. Many people have multiple accounts and you will notice usernames like “throwaway1234” – an account that someone wants to use to make a post or comment without referencing their user account. You can have multiple usernames tied to an email address so you could have one username boxing_bob99 and another roberta_flowers98 to avoid the collision of your two worlds.

The search bar can help you find subs. However, I will go over a few of the more popular subs that I believe will interest our Femulate community. This is only a small sample of all of the different transgender related subreddits.

r/crossdressing – A place to post photos and comments, mostly a young crowd here. Pictures and language here has to be wholesome. This is meant as a non-sexual place where younger and older persons can feel safe.

r/crossdressed50 – A place for older gals

r/CrossDressedRealism – A place to develop your out in the world look.

r/Crossdress_Expression – A place for sexy, artistic, a little bit naughty photos

r/transpassing – A place to post photos of yourself and ask if you pass and receive kind constructive advice.

r/asktransgender – Questions and discussions about, for, to or from the Reddit transgender community. Things here can get very political and it seems someone always get offended. For example, I consider myself transgender but also use the term “crossdresser” to describe myself. Oh well, not good.

r/transpostive – A place to share positive news about being transgender. This is an active sub with a laid back attitude; a lot of people in transition sharing first times and new outfits.

r/transgender – An aggregation of transgender news stories.

r/transtimelines – A place where people post before and after photos

r/TransLater  – Older transgender persons, very open non-sexual atmosphere with transgender persons sharing with each other.

r/Transgender_Classics – The over 60 transgender crowd. 

See you on Reddit!

Don’t Miss Miss on YouTube

The film a lot of us have been waiting for is now on YouTube with English subtitles. The plot: A young man, played by Alexandre Wetter, seeking his gender identity decides to take part in the Miss France beauty pageant. 

Click here to view the film. 

Thank you, Jenn Monk, for alerting me about Miss.

Source: Venus
Wearing Venus

Priscilla Collins
UK femulator Priscilla Collins


  1. then there's r/PNWcrossdressing, a subreddit for gals in the Pacific NW to meet and share.

  2. Paula, thanks for taking the time to list all of those Reddit resources. There are a few there I was not aware of that I will check out. For me, I will say that Reddit was pretty big in helping me understand my journey and face up to my denials. When you read "like minded accounts" of people's lives and map them to your own, it is pretty eye opening to see similarities. And it is why I consider myself Transgender now where I didn't before.

    1. That’s a great sub and I Read it from time to time, there are so many different subs that cater to specific factions of our community and you can find many helpful conversations and ideas.

    2. There’s a place for everyone on Reddit, I find myself or at home in the translator Or a transgender classics

  3. Sadly that film can’t be watched in Canada, will have to look for other means

  4. Thank you Jenn and Stana for the film link.

  5. Oohlala! I'm looking forward to watching that movie!
    Ciao! Elise