Monday, July 24, 2023

Stuff 2

By J. J. Atwell

Hello again!

It’s JJ again! The fact that you are reading this means that Stana thought my initial attempt at a blog post was worthy of a second try. I hope you’ll find it thought provoking.  


We all know that being a woman or just dressing like one, has its challenges. For example, how many of us have sat on a cold bench while wearing a short skirt? How high did you jump? How do women get used to that?

Let’s talk about the experience of driving while dressed. During my first time out, I was hyper aware of several things. The feeling of the seat belt shoulder harness between my boobs. The restricted peripheral vision from the long hair framing my face. The sight of red nails on the steering wheel. Operating the gas and brake pedals while wearing heels. Being sure you pull your skirt fully into the car so it doesn’t get caught in the door.  

Women do this just as a matter of routine. It’s all very different from the average guy experiences though. I hope you have all had the opportunity to experience these sensations.  They are both scary and exhilarating at the same time. Go ahead and push your boundaries.  Put your stuff out there.

I’ll be back

A fairly short piece today, but I hope my stuff gives you something to think about. As before, comments are welcome either here on the blog or by email to Jenn6nov at-sign JJ is always looking for more stuff!

Source: Rue La La
Wearing Diane von Furstenberg

Bobbi Jo, before and after
Bobbi Jo, Before and After
I confess. This is not a legitimate Before and After photo. It is just a random photo I found on the Internet that fit the Before and After meme so well that I could not resist posting it. I would like to continue posting legitimate Before and After photos, so just send your photos to stana-stana at-sign and I’ll take it from there.


  1. Hi JJ,
    Last year was my first year going to TGR (
    I was fascinated by how life felt so different for 6 days in female mode.
    First, the nails were installed and painted. Neat, but then the small feat of putting my seatbelt on without destroying my nails or bending my nails backward.
    While my body was already shaven, what I had not experienced up to that point was getting into a pool or bathtub. That was an amazing experience.... not having body hair moving with the water. It was incredible. I'm already ready (mentally) to go again this year.

    1. AnonymousJuly 24, 2023

      Very interesting perspective Sandy! Appreciate your feedback, JJ

  2. AnonymousJuly 24, 2023

    My comfort zone is limited to evening strolls totally en femme in a safe residential neighborhood. The feeling of the cool breeze playing with my skirt of my dress and full slip underneath is exhilarating. In my neck of the country winter temperatures are not extreme. What I have not experienced, but would love to just once is temperatures below freezing. In the early 1970's my wife's office attire always was a skirt or dress, heels and hosiery. She would curse under her breath as we stood on the elevated train platform waiting for the #7 Flushing train to arrive in sub freezing weather. Just once I'd love to share her experience.

  3. AnonymousJuly 24, 2023

    Some time ago a non TG female friend told me she did not like wearing pants because she found them scratchy and uncomfortable
    The first time I shaved my legs I found exactly the same problem

  4. I don't know any women who are happy to drive in heels, but I've found it easy, but I also love driving too.

    As to shaved legs in pants, the important thing is lotion! Lotion your skin and everything will feel silky

  5. AnonymousJuly 25, 2023

    Arrghhh. Make up on a hot and humid day, the bra strap digging into my shoulder after several hours, the joy of stockings, walking in a pump thats a bit too large, adding 4 inches to my height in a suede platform heel, luscious red nails holding a glass of wine with a lipstick smear, clip on earings, the click clack of heels while in the mall, the anxiety and exhilaration as I walk into the hotel from the parking lot after a trip to the mall to get a new pair of it! Brenda

  6. I've been dressing for 70 or so years. Try as I might, I still don't pass. My guess about how many photos (printed and online) and videos of CD/TG people,(not to mention all those drag shows I've attended) I've seen is, oh, maybe a gazillion. So I've developed a very good "trans-dar" over the years and know what to look for, down to some small details. For instance, I watched Hari Nef very carefully in the new "Barbie" movie and actually spotted her Adam's Apple. In the photos of "Bobbi Jo" above what don't you see? It's the well and evenly tanned arms where we so very often see the dreaded "farmers/truckers tan"! Bobbi Jo has paid attention to detail and passes seriously well. My approach to the same thing is to regularly use one of those "tan in a tube" products. No farmers tan for Mikki! I might not pass, but my arms do! Ha!