Like most of us gals I started dressing young, at 10, and have never looked back after that. Been through the purges, the secrecy, the guilt, but always, always, came back to it. Now I just accept it because it's an important part of me and I also know that this is a life-long preference and that it will never go away, nor do I want it to now. I ONLY socialize with other CDs and have absolutely no interest in being a full-time woman or being with men. Rita allows me to express my strong feminine side and, as the years pass, it's the side I feel most comfortable with, especially when socializing with other CDs. This is a wonderful sisterhood and I adore sharing it with like minded individuals out there.