9 Reasons to Covet a Crossdressing Partner

Want to feel like a goddess? Let him play sissy.

Maybe you caught him, or maybe he told you. You may have been married for decades, or on a first date. Regardless…the moment you learn your man crossdresses,1 it’s going to shake you.  But take heart—once you get past the shock, you’ll learn that you’ve received a gift that can make your life and relationship amazing.

Aside from my profession, I’m probably not much different from you: a straight ciswoman who loves accomplished, rugged, alpha men. I’ve been involved with vanilla men and kinky men, submissive men and dominant men, and loved them all. In my 50s, I left corporate life to begin a new career mentoring crossdressers (CDs), sissies,2 and other gender players, and have worked with hundreds since then.

And, yes, they talk to me about you, a lot: their wives, girlfriends, and dating prospects. About how much they love you, or want to love you…and how they know you’d be threatened, shut down, hysterical, judgmental if you found out…that you’d never understand. They confide the pain of keeping this secret from you, often for decades, rooted in fear of losing your love and respect. Single guys want to know when to tell a new girlfriend, or wonder if they can repress it for a lifetime if they can only “find the right girl.” (That answer seems to be NO.) 

And what is his sin? That he likes feeling the texture of silk and lace against his skin? That he sometimes enjoys dropping the burden of masculinity to play in a sandbox of soft, colorful fantasy? That this is how he loves to escape the stresses and harshness of everyday life, if only momentarily?

I’m not here to tell you WHY he likes it… you can find plenty on that from people more qualified than I. But I AM telling you what can be in it for you as his partner, once you move past your own fears and insecurities. Even if it doesn’t stoke your own fire, it can always be fun—and it’s a powerful bonding mechanism. If you’re broad-minded enough to adjust your thinking and attitudes, the crossdresser in front of you can be a dream mate.

So… the bomb has dropped. He wears panties and more. He’s kept this secret for years. Nobody chooses this; it’s in his wiring, no matter how it got there. And if he trusted you enough to tell you, that’s a special spot, my friend.

So before shutting down or heading for the door, consider the benefits you’d be rejecting. Some are practical, some more profound:

The Practical

1. Best dress-up doll ever.

Even if you weren’t into Barbies as a kid (I wasn’t), glamming up a man as an adult is a whole new world of fun. Lighten up, play, and forget about gender roles… doll him up and see what you can create!

Life is about making memories. I promise, you’ll always remember the experience of turning your laid-back Bob the Accountant into Babette the Slutty Coquette. So will he. Fondly. In vivid detail. Forever.

2. Clothes and lingerie shopping.

Love it? Hate it? You win either way. He secretly adores it, even in male mode, and is an enthusiastic companion if you include him in your shopping adventures. Do you find it tedious or too time-consuming? With guidance, he can become your own personal shopper—just let him buy some pretties of his own. 

3. Housework.

Make him wear panties or a dress, show some playful appreciation, and most submissive-type CDs will do more of it, and happily. Why? Because he gets to do “female stuff,”3 and it makes you happy. y. Ditto for developing new talents: sewing, cooking, massages, serving you breakfast in bed. All you have to do is ask, with intermittent positive reinforcement. Seriously.

4. You’re in charge of sex.

You’re not bisexual, you say? You only want a manly man in bed? That’s okay! Your erotic preferences are as important as his. If you don’t enjoy his crossdressing in your sex life, he won’t push it. But remember that he deserves opportunities to enjoy this part of himself, erotically and otherwise. It’s unfair to deny him that. Find compromises that work for you both.

But if you can open your mind to this part of him in the bedroom, even sometimes, you have much to look forward to. While many CDs have staid exteriors, they become playful, imaginative, creative lovers when set free—and they’re more turned on by giving you pleasure than receiving it. Really.

It’s easy to tap into his innate desire to please you—just tell him what you want. A hard, dominant masculine fuck? A soft, sensual evening of pampering and worship? Wine, Netflix, and a foot massage? You can have it. A sissy is wired to make you happy, but the electricity comes from your participation. Put him in panties at appropriate times. You’ll see.

The Profound

5. They can be more loyal.

When he looks at another woman, he’s more often studying her wardrobe and mannerisms than wondering what she’d look like naked (but he’s still a straight or bi man, so  don’t expect that to completely escape his mind). If he’s looking at you, it’s with increased devotion because he realizes how lucky he is. He knows that he won’t get this support from most women. The very fact that you accept this deeply personal need of his can commit him to you for life.

6. It helps keep your relationship off autopilot.

Gender play brings a fun new element into your dynamic as a couple, no matter how long you’ve been together. A crossdressing partner introduces a smorgasbord of things you can explore and do together, within your mutual tastes and boundaries: clothes, lingerie, makeup, outings, remote control toys, domestic and sexual service, role play, Femdom fantasies… you might even be drawn to more intense practices such as orgasm control, chastity, strap-on play, BDSM, or cuckoldry. It’s easier to maintain a playful spirit with so many creative ways to delight and surprise each other.

7. It increases intimacy and devotion.

After sharing his most intimate desires with you and experiencing the joy that your acceptance brings, a CD or sissy is capable of emotional depth that he would never reveal to less accepting partners. You’ll find him more attentive than most men. 

Your enjoyment of his femme side liberates the softer parts of his nature that are repressed in daily life. When he dresses, he wants to show how caring he is…he wants to see things from a “female point of view”3…he wants to be your girlfriend. You’ll be surprised by how sensitive, nurturing, and sensual he’ll become.

8. You can inspire confidence in others.

If you go out in public together en femme, people will look. So what? Assuming you’re both well mannered and dressed appropriately (e.g., no stripper shoes and lingerie at a family restaurant), those brief glances and occasional stares are typically rooted in curiosity or garden-variety discomfort with the unfamiliar, not direct hostility. Consider that you’re helping to open minds to all forms of “differentness.” Being secure in who you are, and in whom you love, silently inspires others who may be hiding their own secrets.

9. You become stronger in your own identity and your relationship.

Being in a relationship with a crossdresser provides an opportunity to examine what gender, relationships, sex, and love mean to you. You can check your capacity to accept things you don’t yet understand, and get clearer on what you value in your partner. Whether he’s disclosed his secret himself or you’ve discovered it on your own, his soul has been bared to you. The resulting growth and self-awareness, individually and as a couple, are priceless.

Remember, he’s still a man. He will still protect and care for you.  You can still be on his arm in public. People will admire you as a couple—perhaps with some envy at how connected and playful you seem to be.  Nobody else has to know about his desires. You do…and that means the world to him. 

Give him the magnificent gift of loving all of him. Not just the parts you cherry pick. You’re likely to get the same in return.

If you can’t find you can’t do that, if it’s just too much of a personal stretch, then be kind. Don’t shame or try to “fix” him. Let him go. Find someone whom you can love completely, and let him find someone who can give him the same.

If you know or suspect the man you love crossdresses, send him a link to this article… or better yet, print it and leave it somewhere he’ll find it. Maybe with a tube of lipstick and some new panties. It’ll be a love letter that drops him to his knees.


1 This article is about crossdressers, not transwomen, although some of the benefits are similar. I’m talking about men who identify as male and dress in feminine attire for relaxation, escape, or erotic pleasure.

2 Sissies are a special subset of crossdressers. In my world, it’s a term of endearment, not an insult. I use the terms interchangeably in this article because “sissy” is fun to say, and they love hearing that word. It’s like verbal candy sprinkles to a sissy. Sissy. Sissy.

3 Yes, I know. Don’t flame me about gender stereotypes. This refers to a “female point of view” as the CD perceives it—which is usually within the stereotype.

By Ava Durga

I'm one of the cofounders of Circle of Q and love working with Sissy Becca and our team to create this community for you. I established The Sissy Parlor of South Florida in 2017, the Blue Belles Meetup groups for CDs and transfemmes in 2018, dressed my first sissy in 2001, and have been privy to a broad spectrum of identities, relationships, sexualities, and lifestyles along the way.  In addition to running Circle of Q, I advise male clients all over the world on accepting and exercising the desire to explore feminine experiences of all types. Read my extended bio here.  

7 thoughts on “9 Reasons to Covet a Crossdressing Partner

  • Danii

    Very good reading.
    some of this me wife, deceased, said to or did with me. She was understanding and supportive. I was lucky, got Danii of to a good start.

    • Ava Durga

      Thank you, Danii. Your late wife sounds like a smart and amazing woman. That’s love.

  • suzanne

    Nicely done and very informative. I suspect it will be well receive by all who read it.

  • Shauna

    Thank you Ms. Ava for this true and real article.
    While my wife knows, she is not 100% supportive and encouraging, just very tolerant.
    I’m send her your article so she might realize what she really has by having a sissy husband.
    Thank you,

  • Annette Fuxwell

    I’ve been a Circle of Q member for the last few months but I just found and read this article now.
    It brought both a smile 😊 to may face and a tear 😢to my eye.

  • Jan Stevens

    Oh my God, she nows my weakness for lingerie and sexy bikini panties, but Im afraid to insist. This article is real and perfect. My recently approach was. Acouple of nights ago while having sex I tell her that I want to have same bikini tan lines just like hers and she told me in a sexy way that those tan lines are for girlies….

  • Jillian

    So very well written Ava, and very mindful advice that can apply to either partner.
    Now, if I can only find a woman to share this side of me with!! The first thing I would do is have her read this, well maybe not the very first thing – hehe 🙂

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