I used to have a mustache and goatee. Then I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and needed a CPAP machine. Originally I had a strap that went on to my chin, which made my goatee hairs grow in a slanted manner. Off comes the goatee.
I get your wanting to maintain the male look when dressed in drab and if you’ve had the beard for many years, it can be hard to let it go. When I finally decided to come out to my wife about my desire to cross dress, I made a personal decision to shave off the mustache. My view is that if I’m going to dress up and wear make up, I want to present as much of a feminine look as possible. For me, that’s part of the allure and makes it fun. Hearing my wife give me positive feedback on how good of a job I did dressing and applying make up makes losing the facial hair worth it.
- This reply was modified 3 weeks ago by Karla Rogers.