Here are two interviews from UK and China. The first one is from mirror.co.uk. A transvestite answers every question you’ve ever had about transvestism online:
For I am one of those transvestites they have now! Because some people are confused about exactly what that means, I asked the internet what they wanted to know about transvestism – so here are my answers to 16 of the internet’s most burning questions( I select 9 of them) :
1. What are you?
Let’s get a few things out of the way, shall we?
Firstly , I’ve been doing this since I was four years old. There was a box of insane babydoll nighties that was set aside for my sister to play dress up with. For no apparent reason I wore them all, a lot. When I say I wore them all, I mean I WORE THEM ALL, AT THE SAME TIME! Like a tiny dribbling polyester puffball hiding behind the sofa. I don’t know why I did it then, and I’m not much clearer why I do it 40 years on.
Secondly , I’m married and have children; I have over the years experimented with my sexuality and would say that I’m pretty much 80% heterosexual, which isn’t a bad combo and one I’m very happy with thank you very much. Though my sexuality is, frankly, very little of your concern.
Thirdly , I’m a transvestite, not a transsexual: I dress up, then I go back to being an irritating old man who will sometimes grow a beard and get really grumpy. I’m on the low end of the trans-spectrum, I have friends who are transitioning and who have also transitioned, and their sexuality, opinions and outlooks are as different to mine as any of your friends’ are to yours. We’re not a single-minded group you can bundle together with ease. There are even right-wing nutjob transvestites!
Fourthly , you’re going to see a lot of pictures of me. Why? Because I take a hell of a lot of photos of myself, it goes with the territory. In normal life I’m not a vain man, I dress like a redneck, but put a bit of make-up on me and I’ll take more photos of myself than should be deemed sane. I make no apologies for this.
2.Does your wife know?
You see everything in that photo? She bought all that (apart from the wig). She’s always known, even before we met (the power of Facebook stalking) and has always been incredibly supportive. I’ve met people who keep it a secret from their wives and partners: it’s not my position to tell them how to live. Though if I’m honest, I suspect that amount of secrecy can only end badly. My wife is pretty fucking awesome.
3.Do you do your own make up?
My wife has to put up with a lot anyway: if that involved doing the make-up of a man in his forties who becomes increasingly more irritating as the process goes on, she would, by now, have killed me to death. Also, I’m supposedly an artist – it’s just like doing a painting, but on your face, in a mirror, without your glasses on.
4.Why do you go out dressed like that if it’s not to attract men?
Here’s the weird thing that I’ve learned about myself since wearing all those nighties at the age of four: this thing I do, it’s the most relaxing hobby ever.
NOTHING can relieve the stresses of a middle aged ranting, high velocity, shouty twat than becoming someone else for a while. I’m not me – not that I’ve got a separate persona or anything, I don’t change my voice, walk differently, listen to Girls Aloud or stop drinking pints – I am just released from the tedium of being a blokey gobshite for a bit.
Also I quite like not being hideously ugly for once. Sometimes I go out, there’s a thrill to it, I know I’m fooling not one person, that’s not the point, it adds to that feeling of release. I can’t explain it, so I don’t expect you to understand it. But next time you see one of us in the street, shut the fuck up and go about your business yeah?
5.What do you do with your ‘thing’?
The perceived wisdom amongst my peers is that you “tuck”. This involves tortuously strapping back your glans, flattening your testeballs and wearing pretty harsh pants called a gaffe. I don’t, I just let the old fella and his friends hang about loosely in the gusset of whatever it is they’re being jammed into. I frequently let the side down, but I’m not on anyone’s side anyway.
6.Have you ever considered taking your transformation further?
No, I’m happy as I am, I get to be a hairy fool and a hairless fool, it’s ideal!
7.Do you stammer less as your female persona?
Do have a stammer. I’ve got very good at controlling it – I’ve got a slightly odd method for this when I’m all blokey, but it works for the most part. Now here’s the thing: when I’m “dressed” I NEVER stutter, never. It’s that much of a release and a relaxant. I swear it’s a cure all for most male anxiety and aggression-based problems.
8.What do your kid think?
They refer to me as “Pretty Daddy”, that’s about as much as you need to know. They’re also pretty awesome.
9.So what have we learned?
Hopefully that you shouldn’t presume that all transvestites are the same, or perverts, or humourless drones. We’re just people with a pretty odd, but ultimately harmless hobby. So if you see me about, and you might, buy me a drink, you won’t get into my knickers, but we’ll have a laugh! And I won’t stutter!
For the second one, I asked a Chinese transvestism some questions through WeChat. He asked if I can do pixelation to protect his privacy and I said yes.
1. What are you?
I never deny my gender.sexual orientation is normal as well.
2.When did you start it?
When I was young, my mother took me to the female bathroom, and I was dressed as a girl. And my heavy curiosity made me to wear my sister’s dress, high heels secretly, just felt very happy. When I was going through puberty, sex education is very poor and I was increasingly curious about sex. Unconsciously began to be interested in women’s clothing, then started stealing my mother’s skirt, stockings, high-heeled shoes, I would have sexual impulse when wore them on.
3.How you feel about that.
I feel like that I am the most shameless person in the world. Once I made up my mind to get rid of it, so I use autotomy to remained myself but it didn’t work at all. I need someone to talk about it, but I can’t because I am afraid of I will be isolated or become the most dirty people in the eyes of others.
4.Did you gain something from it?
Fortunately, I did get some benefits, and I think I know more about women, and I can take care of the women around me.
5.Does your family support you?
I told my sister a few days ago, she said she can understand, it is as normal as cleanliness to her. And willing to give me her old clothesin order to let me more money.
6.Does it bother you?
1. I do not dare to see a psychologist, firstly it is expensive,secondly I can not face to it. A lot of people say it’s abnormal and need to see a doctor. I’m not sure about if I will make my hobby known to the public.
2. Is it good or bad for my sister to help me like that?
3. I want to fall in love, but can not afford to fight. Or just because I haven’t meet to right person yet?
4 Will transvestism transformed into a homosexual? Do not discriminate against homosexuality, but I’m a heterosexual.