- Proper football / Soccer
- Hockey (ice/grass)
- Skiing (water/snow)
- Equestrian (includes Polo)
- Martial Arts/Judo/wrestling
- Track (all)
- Jumping (high, long, triple, vault)
- Other sports practiced on ice/snow
- Other sports practiced on water
- No, don’t like, didn’t play any
- May 7, 2022 at 7:11 pm #643754Gabriela RomaniFounderRegistered On: January 11, 2021Topics: 845Replies: 402Has thanked: 353 timesBeen thanked: 1881 times
A bit different survey.
Did you practice any sport when growing up? Or as a young adult? Or are you still practicing sports? More than just trying it once, but something you enjoyed doing.
No need to tell us if you hated sports (please don’t! A simple “no” will suffice!) or to brag about it (quoting Shania Twain, “That doesn’t impress me much”)
Make any selections you want!
Personally, I played competitive “fútbol” (soccer) up to college level, when I messed up one of my knees.
- May 17, 2022 at 10:09 am #645870Bettie Pumpkin-MuffinLadyRegistered On: December 12, 2020Topics: 0Replies: 5Has thanked: 34 timesBeen thanked: 13 times
I grew up playing several of the sports options listed in organized leagues, plus the unorganized play that kids used to do around the neighborhood. That was through high school, and even some intramural sports in college.
As an adult, I went back to my favorite sport, ice hockey, and took up officiating to stay involved with the game. I worked youth and high school level games for over twenty years before retiring due to health reasons.
I also officiated lacrosse for three seasons at youth and high school levels. I had to give that up after a knee injury sustained officiating hockey.
So, don’t forget that not only do some people grow up playing sports, but some of us weirdos become officials when we grow up, or grow older.
- May 15, 2022 at 7:32 pm #645519Barbie SatinLadyRegistered On: May 15, 2022Topics: 1Replies: 17Has thanked: 42 timesBeen thanked: 50 times
I was a bodybuilder and would cut several cords of oak firewood each season with no power tools. I was 6’6 and 245lbs of muscle. I was running away from what I was and I ran so hard I literally ran up mountains.
- May 13, 2022 at 5:03 am #644905ChloeCDuchessRegistered On: November 5, 2019Topics: 11Replies: 542Has thanked: 2056 timesBeen thanked: 2532 times
I enjoy alpine skiing and besides doing local hills I’ve gone out to Steamboat Springs the last 7 or 8 winters to ski with my son and grandkids. i also play golf regularly with my spouse. I have an ebike i ride all summer and when i can I enjoy hiking.
- May 12, 2022 at 10:51 am #644795Rayna CarlianDuchessRegistered On: March 4, 2020Topics: 3Replies: 409Has thanked: 554 timesBeen thanked: 1420 times
I’m an avid Ice hockey player. I play twice a week.
I also enjoy lifting weights regularly, snow skiing, scuba diving, and volleyball as well.
I played Football(both versions) in High School and ran track(400M).
Volleyball was my weekend stress release after work and on the weekends for years….
This was a nice, outside the average, question…thanks.
HAve fun out there,
- May 10, 2022 at 7:30 am #644234Kerri SmithLadyRegistered On: April 22, 2022Topics: 1Replies: 12Has thanked: 23 timesBeen thanked: 41 times
I used to lift weights and run a lot. I stopped lifting weights years ago but still have the broad shoulders and thick arms. That works against me now that I want to look more feminine. Do all crossdressers go through a phase where they try to deny their femme side? I still try to jog every day but I’m pretty slow due to arthritic knees and artificial hip.
- May 11, 2022 at 4:53 am #644472Jessica V.LadyRegistered On: October 16, 2018Topics: 1Replies: 25Has thanked: 17 timesBeen thanked: 90 times
I would say 99% deny that side of ourselves and most either embrace it to some degree or repress it. Obviously neither point us easy but at least embracing it let’s us feel better, sometimes at the cost of losing loved ones. To me, repressing it was making me lose myself. Thankfully having a supportive spouse and a few friends, whether on cdh or in our personal lives, is a HUGE help. I’m very grateful for finding CDH. Don’t hesitate to reach to people on here.
- May 11, 2022 at 10:06 am #644533Kerri SmithLadyRegistered On: April 22, 2022Topics: 1Replies: 12Has thanked: 23 timesBeen thanked: 41 times
Thanks for your kind reply. I have decided not to repress my femme side anymore. My wife moved out on me and now I’m alone. I brought my clothes down from the attic and put them in a spare bedroom. I even have my own makeup table now. I dressed and did my makeup. Took a few selfies and generally had a nice time. More fun to come!
- May 11, 2022 at 4:25 pm #644637GwynethLadyRegistered On: January 21, 2021Topics: 5Replies: 217Has thanked: 1414 timesBeen thanked: 825 times
Did crossdressing have anything to do with her leaving?
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- May 13, 2022 at 12:48 am #644892GwynethLadyRegistered On: January 21, 2021Topics: 5Replies: 217Has thanked: 1414 timesBeen thanked: 825 times
Thx. I’ve been divorced once. Not fun. I’m thinking this is going to cause another.
- May 10, 2022 at 9:15 am #644245Gabriela RomaniManaging AmbassadorRegistered On: January 11, 2021Topics: 845Replies: 402Has thanked: 353 timesBeen thanked: 1881 times
- May 9, 2022 at 9:06 am #644083LadyRegistered On: October 16, 2018Topics: 1Replies: 25Has thanked: 17 timesBeen thanked: 90 times
Wow what a great question. For me growing up under the learned assumption that manly men were the only ones that played sports it led to a lot of confusion. I played baseball, basketball, raquetball, golf, ping pong flag football and tried every other sport once to see if liked it. And tbh, I was above average in the sports I played. I still play golf, basketball and ping pong. As to the confusion aspect, I struggled with wanting to wear the cute outifts while wanting to play the aforementioned sports. I wanted to be the star cheerleader while being captain of the basketball team (i was one of those…lol). Love this poll and all my cdh athletes!
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- May 9, 2022 at 12:31 am #644019Polly StewartLadyRegistered On: January 2, 2021Topics: 13Replies: 918Has thanked: 1420 timesBeen thanked: 3141 times
When I was first in school there were only two sports to choose from Rugby/Rugby League in the winter and cricket in the summer! Grass hockey and soccer were for the ‘sick, lame or lazy’!
Luckily I was very good a cricket…
Fencing at high school level and became New Zealand champion in two disciplines foil and épée though cricket still loomed large (I only stopped playing cricket at 50)
Was a ski instructor for 25 years, surfed in the summers, played ice hockey later on and was a competitive cyclist for 50 years…
Phew Polly 🏅
- May 8, 2022 at 10:48 pm #644007MartiDuchessRegistered On: February 5, 2019Topics: 62Replies: 958Has thanked: 4907 timesBeen thanked: 4541 times
I played sports like football and rugby union at school (you cpuldn’t avoid ’em), but being short sighted, I never was much good.
I did enjoy cross country running, good enough to to get picked for regional races (featuring 100s of competitors), but never good enough to feature very high. Sometimes, wet, windswept and wintry, and running in the back of beyond when it was no harder to finish as it was to give up, I got my first taste of masochism.
I’m pleased you gave billiards as an option – it, along with darts, snooker and pool, are all sports / pastimes that you can play with a pint of beer at your side 😉
Chess- is that a sport? It certainly exhausted me playing matches in club league level.
And one of the best things to ever come out of America – Frisbee!!! Used to love it when younger.
- May 8, 2022 at 10:19 pm #644004Teri SalmoLadyRegistered On: January 30, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 2Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 5 times
I didn’t play sports in high school but managed the basketball team my freshman year, and managed the hockey teams in my Jr. and Sr. years. Both were a lot of fun, as I wasn’t the most athletic person. I hunt fish and shoot as an adult. I love those sports. My family golfs like there is no tomorrow, me I have the hook from hell and slice to match! Not much fun when you ball lands two fairways over.
- May 8, 2022 at 9:53 pm #643999Twilla ThompsonBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: January 3, 2022Topics: 4Replies: 51Has thanked: 144 timesBeen thanked: 267 times
As a youngster played baseball in city league. Played intramural sports in the military (flag football, basketball and softball). Have played hockey and softball since then and currently run 1bout 1200 miles a year and play golf once a week. Mostly 5K to half marathon.
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- May 8, 2022 at 12:18 pm #643882Michelle SkylarLadyRegistered On: March 18, 2021Topics: 3Replies: 187Has thanked: 584 timesBeen thanked: 681 times
I played baseball when I was a kid. Then I got into skateboarding and surfing and spent many years being a surf rat. I still have my boards, but they are just wall art in one of my garages now. It’s mostly been golf for the last twenty years.
- May 8, 2022 at 8:04 am #643833Michelle McQueenLadyRegistered On: June 14, 2021Topics: 24Replies: 1204Has thanked: 7393 timesBeen thanked: 5990 times
I was never interested in traditional sports during school.
When in the military I got to be pretty good at billards and won some tournaments but you have to play all the time to be really good.
Always loved the water and was a lifeguard at the officers pool when in the military. Did a lot of water skiing too. I’m surprised at this time there are only two votes for scuba diving. Its a fantastic magical world underwater and a shame the coral reefs are dying.
Was self employed for many years and sponsored a bowling team a few years but we never won a trophy…. still, it was a fun bonding sport.
During the time of overcompensating my masculinity, I took up archery for hunting game and have gone deer, elk, and bear hunting.
What in the world is “Hicking”??
- May 8, 2022 at 10:42 am #643870Gabriela RomaniManaging AmbassadorRegistered On: January 11, 2021Topics: 845Replies: 402Has thanked: 353 timesBeen thanked: 1881 times
- May 8, 2022 at 8:24 am #643837LadyRegistered On: January 21, 2021Topics: 5Replies: 217Has thanked: 1414 timesBeen thanked: 825 times
Me thinks that should be hiking.
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- May 8, 2022 at 6:28 am #643805Angela BoothLadyRegistered On: August 1, 2020Topics: 9Replies: 998Has thanked: 3690 timesBeen thanked: 4659 times
As a kid I played a lot of sport at school, because you had to. I took to a sport that was considered sedentary but, believe me, the energy and physical exertion needed was more than people think.I won stuff to International level, but that don’t impress much.
Aside from that I did running. You show me hard work and I’ll run a mile!
- May 8, 2022 at 6:26 am #643803Stevie SteinerManaging AmbassadorRegistered On: June 11, 2020Topics: 77Replies: 1830Has thanked: 8168 timesBeen thanked: 9379 times
That is a wonderfully extensive list to choose from Gaby! Thanks!
In order… baseball first. Played for years in various restaurant leagues in years past. The only sport I could play competantly, and I still have a good, if not ‘gold’, glove. I LOVE billiards and swimming as well.
And being tall, I would just L-O-V-E to get a cdh beach volleyball team together!! 😃😁. I’m grinning just thinking about it.
Edit: I did play Football (soccer!!) As a teen, but my asthma quickly ended that fun ☹
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- May 8, 2022 at 5:54 am #643798StephaniewyLadyRegistered On: September 24, 2021Topics: 15Replies: 152Has thanked: 605 timesBeen thanked: 837 times
- May 8, 2022 at 3:20 am #643791Alison AndersonDuchessRegistered On: October 15, 2018Topics: 12Replies: 779Has thanked: 621 timesBeen thanked: 3326 times
I’ve never been particularly good at sports. A lot has to do with asthma and reduced lung capacity, probably both related to second hand smoke during my developmental years. Running, jumping, or climbing stairs get me winded very quickly with long recovery times.
I did play a bit during required gym classes, and might play volleyball or softball during a company picnic (although I hate the aluminum bats; their weight distribution is wrong, and they hurt more when you hit the ball). I played goalie one year in intramural floor hockey at college (we used a pseudo leather covered foam puck). I used to ice skate, but it was more recreational than sport. I also went skiing a few times.
I do attend some exercise classes at work where we use weights for resistance training, but not body building. Still, I often can’t do as many reps or have to modify moves (lower intensity or just work the same muscles differently). Some of this is age related, some to belly fat which squeezes the space where my diaphragm wants to expand, some to tight muscles (hamstrings and lower back), and some to aforementioned problems. But I do what I can and modify where I can’t. And I try to do some walking every day, and often en femme.
- May 8, 2022 at 2:50 am #643787LadyRegistered On: January 21, 2021Topics: 5Replies: 217Has thanked: 1414 timesBeen thanked: 825 times
I did all the manly sports. Baseball was my favorite. Football right behind that. At 5’9″ and 150#, while I could make a hole in a brick wall, it would be a small hole. I even played a few years of soccer with my younger brother. Probably the sports I was best at was track (sprinter) and bowling. Odd pair I know. Was pretty good at water skiing, but that’s an expensive sport! Later in life, I loved golf. Was horrible at it. It is a sport that the more you play, you don’t necessarily get better at it.
At 64, the only sport I might do any of at all is hiking. And not much of that. Even with the motivation of “get that waist down to a cute size” usually isn’t enough. And to answer all the questions in everybody’s mind – I have no idea how I wound up wanting to be a crossdresser. Well I do, but the sports side of my life doesn’t explain much of it!
- May 8, 2022 at 1:54 am #643785ElaineDuchessRegistered On: September 2, 2015Topics: 32Replies: 138Has thanked: 113 timesBeen thanked: 546 times
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- May 7, 2022 at 11:10 pm #643781Dawn WyvernManaging AmbassadorRegistered On: February 23, 2019Topics: 23Replies: 383Has thanked: 314 timesBeen thanked: 1572 times
I was an international canoe racer and coach for several years, paddling both Canoe and Kayak in sprint and marathon races. Selected to race for the GB team but sadly political events prevented my olympic attendance, but did compete in the world championships. I still paddle for recreation, and live next to a nice rural canal which gives me a lovely environment relax in while keeping mind and body fit together.
Cycling, my partner and I cycled round the world for 6 yrs, touring though abut 40 countries and covering about 36,000 miles in that time. We still ride from time to time but only short day rides nowadays.
As the slogan says – just do it !
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- May 7, 2022 at 10:10 pm #643775Lara TuckerLadyRegistered On: September 29, 2021Topics: 2Replies: 772Has thanked: 17086 timesBeen thanked: 2785 times
I was no good at the team sports. Athletically challenged would best describe my childhood. I enjoyed golf somewhat back in the 80’s & 90’s, though the version I played was more like Swing, and Swear. I loved skiing before my knees couldn’t do it anymore, and weight lifting is part of my exercise program. That and stretching keep me from falling apart.😆
- May 7, 2022 at 9:32 pm #643771Lisa LeighLadyRegistered On: April 20, 2022Topics: 1Replies: 27Has thanked: 117 timesBeen thanked: 124 times
Enjoyed bowling 🎳, baseball, softball, tennis and ice skating (non-hockey or figure) in my younger days. Being tall I also loved volley ball (not listed). Most sports can easily be enjoyed by either boys or girls.
- May 7, 2022 at 8:40 pm #643768PumpedLadyRegistered On: November 22, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 133Has thanked: 4 timesBeen thanked: 475 times
I never did sports, just wasn’t any good at any of them, poor coordination perhaps?
On the other hand I rode motocross motorcycles like a mad man! I just never had the money and support needed to do anything with it. I used to ride with a guy that was at the top of the standings in the state. He mentioned more than once that he was amazed that I could keep up with him on my ten year old, well abused dirt bike and he wondered what I could do with a decent motorcycle and some training.
It wasn’t unusual for me to spend 10-12 hours a day riding motocross, day after day. I loved it. Probably one of the reasons I was good at it was the time I spent with it.
- May 7, 2022 at 8:27 pm #643767Amanda WoodsLadyRegistered On: November 26, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 79Has thanked: 131 timesBeen thanked: 341 times
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