Cross-dressing is the act of wearing items of clothing not commonly associated with one's sex. Almost every human society throughout history has had expected norms for each gender relating to style, color, or type of clothing they are expected to wear, and likewise most societies have had a set of guidelines, views or even laws defining what type of clothing is appropriate for each gender. The term cross-dressing refers to an action or a behavior, without attributing or implying any specific causes or motives for that behavior. Cross-dressing is not synonymous with being transgender. The phenomenon of cross-dressing is an old recorded practice, being referred to as far back as the Hebrew Bible.
Crossdressing Myth #7: It’s Just a Sexual Fetish
Cross-dressing - Wikipedia
In the last few weeks I have been in conversation with my partner and other couples who have been discussing fetishes and how it applies to the act or art of crossdressing. As shown below, a fetish is a form of sexual desire in which gratification is linked to an abnormal degree to a particular object, item of clothing, part of the body, etc. Based on that definition, it would seem that crossdressing could be a fetish if it was used primarily as a way to achieve a sexual release.
This article is about sex, and will probably be one of most read articles, and for some, probably one of the most disappointing. And if you feel you may be offended, look away now. I once remarked in a previous article that there is a sexual dynamic to crossdressing, and added that the sex can be fantastic, and I fully stand by that statement.