Gender identity


I have a dream…

Two decades ago or so, I used to have so-called ‘crossdressing vacations’. These were quite short, normally just 5 days or so, at some remote place where nobody knew me, and where I could indulge myself in doing as much crossdressing as I wanted. Unfortunately, back then, I really had […]


No, you will *not* become a woman!

Remember that saying? If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. — The Duck Test You all know this classic example of inductive reasoning: based on a series of observed characteristics, we assume the most plausible explanation […]


Decision time, and it’s anything but easy…

If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, you know that usually describe myself as a ‘failed transexual’ in the sense that, years ago, I simply gave up on any dreams of transition because it would make my life hopelessly more complicated (it’s already complicated by itself, I don’t really […]


Wishful thinking for 2017 2

I’ve been a bit late in adding my usual post with an evaluation of the past year and the wishes for the upcoming year. Hopefully you will forgive me the delay; in any case, I guess I have far less to report than I thought last year…


How can you be so sure? 1

Imagine the following scenario: you have an itch on one of your toes, and, without ever entering a doctor’s office and asking for an opinion, you are absolutely sure that you have to amputate your toe. In fact, you are thoroughly convinced that there are only three choices for you: either […]


Reverse Cross-Gender Behaviour

A recent interview made on local TV to a trans woman, with a subsequent discussion on many different social networks populated by transgender people, as well as a conversation with my wife, made me realise how often the social behaviour of transgender people does not correspond to the gender they affirm […]


Another Crazy Thursday… ending in a thunderstorm and confusion

As I write these lines, two groups of my friends are out and having fun. Some went to a restaurant for a birthday party; some went to the theatre watch a play; and some of each group, afterwards, will get together at an esplanade by the river. That picture of […]


Excitement is not always eroticism!

There is a worrying trend that I have been noticing among those blogs who have been promoting alternative explanations to what we crossdreaming transgender people actually feel: Freudian-inspired, as well as inspired by Blanchard and friends, they attribute far too much importance to sexual excitement when MtF transgender people merely […]


Shamanism, or how transgenderism has an evolutionary origin

Charles Robert Darwin is probably one of the science’s most eminent figures — his theory of evolution through natural selection being one of the three most validated scientific theories, the other two being Relativity and Quantum Mechanics — but unfortunately he is so often misquoted and misrepresented that sometimes laypersons forget […]


Midlife crisis?

Leaving no avenue unexplored and no stone unturned, my wife cleverly suggested an alternative explanation to what has been provisionally diagnosed as ‘gender dysphoria’ in my case. And, as usual, her ideas and concepts tend to make me think.