What influences, events, experiences had a significant impact on your crossdressing progression as a child, teenager, or man.

Mark yes to influences, events, activities, or experiences listed that had an impact to you in your crossdressing progression.

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  • Yes
  • Wore moms clothing or shoes as a child under 10
  • Was dressed as a girl by mom as a child under 10
  • Wore sisters shoes or clothing as a child 10
  • Was dressed as a girl by sister as a child under 10
  • Played dress up with friends, relatives or other kids as a child under 10
  • Wore moms or sisters clothing secretly after the age of 10
  • Dressed as a girl for Halloween
  • Was forced to dress as a girl under 10
  • Was forced to dress as a girl as punishment under 10
  • We’re called a girl or sissy or a girls name growing up
  • We’re raised with strong female influences in the home
  • Discovered pornography as child under 10
  • Discovered pornography 11-16 years of age
  • Read stories in pornography about crossdressing or forced feminization
  • Saw crossdressing on television or movies or music videos
  • Dressed in middle school or high school for switch day, powder puff football, or other spirit activities
  • Imagined yourself being with the most beautiful girls in school
  • Imagined looking like the most beautiful girls in school you couldn’t be with
  • Was ever talked into by a girl to allow her to dress you or apply makeup
  • Ever seeing a another boy dressed as a girl
  • Ever seeing another man dressed as a woman
  • Death of a loved one
  • Touching or wearing pantyhose had impact
  • Obtained clothing from anyone other than a family member
  • Read stories on the internet about crossdressing or watched video’s
  • Beautiful or sexy women create a desire in you to try to emulate them
  • Developed positive feelings from an experience or influence
  • Developed a sexual connection from influences or experiences or activities
  • Developed a sense of comfort or relaxation from crossdressing
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  • #678333
    April Sinclair
    Registered On: April 29, 2022
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    Hello CDH just a poll to look back and see what influences, events, activities, that left a memorable imprint on us and had a significant hand in our crossdressing progression to who we or you are today. I feel this is a great place to be such understanding and support and would like for some who are struggling to see that although we are all different we are similar this poll I believe is just a tool to touch some who may need to see things in a light or different way that we are all who we are but we are not alone. We all learn differently in life some by being told others some by seeing be it an example or display  some by doing practicing or executing a process of some sort. Some people need one some two some all three and many have it repeated point is we are all special and deserved to be loved we can all continue to learn and grow.

    Thanks April

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      Michelle McQueen
      Registered On: June 14, 2021
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      Hi April.

      “Death of a loved one”….. 4 votes….. interesting… just saying

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        April Sinclair
        Registered On: April 29, 2022
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        Right I honestly thought based upon conversations with others at functions i have attended and what I have read there would be some. I appreciate everyone voting for what has influenced them as I believe it is another tool for anyone like us here and others soon to be new here to help them see there are many different things or experiences that have formed who they are and they fit in with the rest of us right where they are supposed to be.

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      Lara Tucker
      Registered On: September 29, 2021
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      Hi April,

      I don’t have any childhood memories of dressing, or even having the urge to. This started at 59 years old, and the urge is quite strong.
      I do feel lucky, I’m sure I would have felt a lot of guilt, and shame when I was younger. Now I have reached an age that allows me not to care as much about such things anymore.


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        April Sinclair
        Registered On: April 29, 2022
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        Lara I agree that it is probably easier for sure just like I believe it is easier with someone in their late teens or early twenty’s than it was 20 to 30 years ago or more.

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      Roni Calin
      Registered On: August 13, 2019
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      This was one of my reasons for crossdressing by leaning how to look like and walk in highs would help to understand girls better so I could have lots of girlfriends

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      Duchess - Annual
      Registered On: April 15, 2022
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      For me, it was starting to wear my moms lingerie, (bras, slips , nylons)and dresses when I was under 10 years old. The feel of women’s clothing “hooked me”. The first time I slipped one of my moms dresses was life changing. I always wanted to cross dress from that point on.

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      Marlene Kaye
      Registered On: September 11, 2021
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      my mom had no clean socks for me one morning for school, so she said “just put these on, no  one will notice” they were blue nylon tights, so I did and with out under ware to hot with them on and these tights, they felt great on my feet, all day I could tell I was wearing them….story short, changed my life, thank you mom for your tights and pantyhose and other things I walked around the apt wearing, while you were at work.

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    • #678453
      Kris Burton
      Registered On: August 6, 2022
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      Interesting survey for me. Having no crossdressing experiences as a child or teen all of my experiences came as an adult. As such, my responses are all from the end of the survey. MY primary influence I think was my wife, as I became curious of the clothing she was wearing – eventually trying them on myself when she was not around. I found it both sensual (in every sense of that word) and euphoric, but I curtailed this “kink” in my 40s thinking it was a bit over the top, and I disliked the sneakiness. At at age 69 when I was influenced by stories and videos on You Tube and elsewhere featuring CD and TG persons, and became attracted once again. When my wife was away I experimented by purchasing some ladies clothing – pantyhose, panties and heels – of my own so I did not have to sneak hers. The feeling this time was exhilarating, and after I told my wife and she was accepting, it took off. No turning back now!

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      Roberta Lane
      Registered On: May 10, 2022
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      The two main ones for me was wearing my mum’s clothes privately after the age of ten,I was actually twelve at the time.I put on a pair of pantyhose\tights and it did have a huge impact on me.Firstly,I was pleasantly surprised that they fitted me so well but at that age I was only a couple of inches shorter than my mother.Secondly, the hose looked great on me.My legs felt suitably girly.I didn’t try any other items of my mum’s clothing like skirts or shoes as I didn’t think they would fit me.Instead I wore my white school gym shorts.Not quite as nice as wearing a skirt but the white shorts give me the illusion of wearing hot pants which were very much in fashion at that time 1972.

      I always cite the the above experience as my first official crossdressing episode.Did attempt to wear my mum’s stockings when I was five but my mother stopped me.Then at the age of ten I begged my female cousin to let me try on one of her skirts and a pair of her pantyhose.She did dress me in one of her dressses and put make up on me but I didn’t wear them for very long as my father had come to pick me up from my Aunt’s house to take me home.My dad didn’t appear to be too concerned about it,he just thought that my cousin and her female friend did it as a joke.

      First time I saw a man dressed up as a woman was at a pantomime in the UK.He was playing the Dame in a production of RobinHood..The second guy I saw dressed up as a woman was on a  1966 television profile of Danny La Rue,who was one of our leading female impersonators for many years.I was equally intrigued about six years later when I saw Jim Bailey appear in a U.S variety show that was made for the British market.I thought he was incredible.I was sorry I didn’t to see his guest appearance on Here’s Lucy around that time.I have seen it on YouTube recently.



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    • #678364
      Holly Morris
      Registered On: April 15, 2022
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      Hi April!

      It might be easier to list what did NOT influence us! 😉



    • #678359
      Lauren Mugnaia
      Registered On: November 1, 2021
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      I always knew right from the age of four that I was supposed to be a girl, so I started trying on my mom’s stuff early on because, in my brain, they seemed to be the right clothes. That has continued until I finally reached the point where I knew I was transgender, was dealing with gender dysphoria, and realized I needed to transition to who I am today, a trans woman named Lauren, legally a female.

      Hugs girls,

      Ms. Lauren M

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      Wendy Swift
      Registered On: May 11, 2020
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      I had many influences in my CDing journey.

      I remember trying on my mom’s panties when I was like 5 or 6.  I remember seeing her panties hanging in the bathroom for the longest time, one day I reached out and felt the material.  It was soooo smooth, soft, and felt luxurious vs. the burlap feeling white tight whities I wore.  Curiousity got the best of me one day and I put them on.  It felt amazing !

      Ironically during my single digit years I don’t recall much dressing until early double digit years.

      I found my mom’s one piece swimsuit and that is probably how I started my journey into woman’s swimsuits.

      Other influences include seeing gorgeous woman on TV dressed beautifully and me wanting to look something like that.





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    • #678354
      Registered On: January 21, 2021
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      I had to read over a couple of times before I found the right one. I can’t believe I wasn’t the only one!

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      April Sinclair
      Registered On: April 29, 2022
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      Well the poll is flipped from how I thought it would be the bottom is now the top and the top now the bottom. Lol

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      Kimberly Ann Victoria
      Registered On: September 6, 2021
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      Dressing in my sister’s clothes then my Mothers clothes when I was 12, And Pantyhose was just heavenly on my body if you know what I mean. Definitely were the things that set me on this path.

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