Have You Been Reverse Read?

Have you been reverse read?

There is no experience quite like it for a crossdresser. Whenever I’m reverse read it’s as if sunlight streams through the clouds warming my soul. A part of me feels that all is well with the universe and I have a smile on my face for the rest of the day.

“That’s Great,” you might be thinking, “but I have no idea what reverse read means, and why you would be talking about it on Crossdresser Heaven.” Many crossdressers spend time practicing their feminine persona. Whether it’s makeup, hair style or the clothes they wear, most (but not all) crossdressers I’ve met have a desire to appear as a woman to others. To pass as a woman.

For a few of us it can be a fearful moment when someone sees through our veil of femininity – when we’re read as a man in a dress. (If you have this happen often, perhaps read through some tips for passing as a woman).

You guessed it – being reverse read is just the opposite. It’s being mistaken for a woman when you’re presenting as a man. This happened to me just recently when a nurse at the hospital mistook my wife and I for sisters. For a brief moment I almost answered her question as to our familial relationship with an affirmative, “Yes, we are sisters”. Then reality came crashing through my mind and I tentatively admitted our relationship was of a different nature.

I’ve been pondering what could cause one to be reverse read, and I think it’s primarily a combination of feminine movement and posture. Naturally, a crossdresser with a beard won’t have much luck passing or being reverse read, neither will a crossdresser with a military buzz cut. My hair isn’t much past my ears, and at 6’1” I’m quite tall for a woman, yet I’ve been reverse read on a few occasions. My favorite so far was in Palm Springs, where my wife and I were sun tanning in a spa and were addressed as ‘ladies’ by the waiter.

Have you ever been reverse read? I’d love to hear your story about being reverse read, take a moment to comment.

Hugs,
Vanessa

If you’d like to be reverse read, or just pass as a woman more often don’t miss out on this ultimate crossdressing guide. If you’re serious about presenting a more feminine persona I highly recommend Kathe’s Voice Feminization training.

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I had to laugh a little, as I was reverse read when I was 19 or 20. I had really long hair then. And a moustache and goatee.

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Tiara Viara

I was running in a park in Los Angeles when I overheard a child of about 6 ask his mother if I was a boy or girl. While not a complete reverse read, it still made me feel good.

Tiara

Danielle
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Danielle

My “reverse read” happened many years before I began transition. It was fleeting .. but it happened. I was blushingly embarrassed and thrilled to pieces all at the same time. Such a simple moment really; a Washington State Patrol Officer pulled tapped on my window in one of the rest stop lots off the highway (somewhere near Lynwood I think). I was on my way from BC to Seattle to visit friends and felt overwhelmingly tired. I didn’t intend to sleep, but I drifted off with my engine running. The Officer woke me up with, “Everything alright, Ma’am?” To this… Read more »

Danielle
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Danielle

My “reverse read” happened many years before I began transition. It was fleeting .. but it happened. I was blushingly embarrassed and thrilled to pieces all at the same time. Such a simple moment really; a Washington State Patrol Officer pulled tapped on my window in one of the rest stop lots off the highway (somewhere near Lynwood I think). I was on my way from BC to Seattle to visit friends and felt overwhelmingly tired. I didn’t intend to sleep, but I drifted off with my engine running. The Officer woke me up with, “Everything alright, Ma’am?” To this… Read more »

Vanessa Law
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Vanessa Law

Thanks for sharing Danielle, what a great memory to have smile

Danielle
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Danielle

My “reverse read” happened many years before I began transition. It was fleeting .. but it happened. I was blushingly embarrassed and thrilled to pieces all at the same time. Such a simple moment really; a Washington State Patrol Officer pulled tapped on my window in one of the rest stop lots off the highway (somewhere near Lynwood I think). I was on my way from BC to Seattle to visit friends and felt overwhelmingly tired. I didn’t intend to sleep, but I drifted off with my engine running. The Officer woke me up with, “Everything alright, Ma’am?” To this… Read more »

Vanessa Law
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Vanessa Law

Thanks for sharing Danielle, what a great memory to have smile

leona
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leona

I to have been reverse read afew times. But the most recent was the walmarts check-out. The young man who was there at the registor kept calling me maam. I have to tell you to me it was a great thrill. Iwish i could duplicate that. I really dont know if i was just in girl mode or what. But i left proud of who this 56 yr. girl has become

Katherine
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Katherine

As I am balding and still in the process of having my beard removed one would assume I have never been reverse read, but it has happened. I was wearing a very obvious wig, and ironically had facial hair very non feminine shirt but there we were… “Ma’am, you you…”

I was amused

=)

gail
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gail

I was “reversed” once more than a few years ago.
A clerk in a grocery store was crouching down as I walked by, and as he glanced up said, and I quote; ” Can I help you Miss”. I was so pleased I believe I positively purred in response.
Later still flushed with pride I related the incident to my ex wife, and sensing my pride shot me the strangest look.

Gabrielle
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Gabrielle

I have not been reverse read in a long, long time.

In my early 20’s, long before I had accepted myself or could even admit (to myself) who and what I am, I was mistaken for a woman from behind a few times (dressed 100% like a man). Because I was struggling with “who I am” and “where do I fit in” back then, it really bothered me at the time. I was very insecure about myself back in the day.

Love the term “reverse read”, btw. I’ve added it to my tg dictionary. smile

Zosimus the Heathen
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Zosimus the Heathen

Have I been reverse read? Surprisingly often! The first few times it happened to me seemed to be just after I’d gotten both of my ears pierced. At the time I did that (way back in 1991, and, yes, I’ve still got rings in them!), men with both ears pierced didn’t seem all that common, and I think a lot of people just assumed I must have been a girl because I had both of mine done myself. (Interestingly, my reasons for having both of them done had nothing to do with me wanting to pass. I just preferred the… Read more »

Lori
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Lori

Loved this subject. Brushes!! A lot of the time the reason we don’t know what to do with the brush is because it really doesn’t serve a very useful purpose. A quick tip…For the powder brush. You’ll need a sharp pair of sissors! LOL.. Hold the bristles of the brush from base about 3/4 of the way up give the brush a nice “blunt” hair cut! You’ll end up with a “stiffer” all one length brush that is much better for apply powder and especially blending it in… You can buy them like this but I had so many useless… Read more »

Carol
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Carol

Good for you Michelle. Your fortunate for having an understanding wife. Happy trails…, Carol Ann

Lynn Jones
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Lynn Jones

Reverse read? I see the dawn of a new bit of tranny slang I have… and each time I was a little thrown by it. I think what did it, is that I used to have very long hair. Sometimes people would see that and make a snap judgement. One time was at a local chemists. I was queuing up for some tablets. Assistant: “Yes miss?” Me (in amused gruff voice): “Mister actually, but don’t worry…” Another was while my wife and I were sat in a resturant. The waiter asked: “What I can get you two ladies?” I guess… Read more »