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  1. Dawn13

    How To Pick The Right Size Bra

    Thanks Monica and my friends, My wife commented yesterday when I was wearing one of my normal men's running tops that my breast profile (Side view) was the most noticeable. I am sure I am still smaller than a B but now I am aware that I am showing. I did some additional research and found a site specializing in men with breasts. They suggested either binding them or getting a sports bra. I do have several bras already but they are for me in girl mode. The site suggested sports bras included Champion, fruit of the loom and under armor. The goal is to minimize the bra showing, bra showing characteristics, straps, color showing; while under a shirt. Another one mentioned for comfort alone was Moving Comfort. I think my aging has made my hormones change and my natural ability to produce estrogen has caused this change. I have always had lots of female characteristics and I now have natural breast tissue that is hard to hide. The more I think about it I do not want to hide it. I am actually proud that I my breasts are budding. Dawn Added - Just tonight my wife found me a Danskin sport top with built in bra. (Purchased from a thrift store) I tried it on and it gave me good support. The bra insert portion is minimally noticeable. Then tonight was the real test as I went with her to dinner and wore it as my undershirt - no jiggling but it did lift my breasts a bit and it also felt really comfortable (Made them look more like Pecs). It was actually nice feeling, as my nipples had been irritated/sore a lot lately with some of the shirts I had been wearing. I will likely be getting a few more sports bras soon. I actually have small breasts now and my wife agrees I need some support.
  2. Dawn13

    How To Pick The Right Size Bra

    For the first time I am considering going to a bra fitting. Two days ago my wife was looking at me and said my chest was "enormous," Se said must be the swimming I do. She wanted to see how hard I could make my pecks. When I tried to tighten my chest the pecks hardly moved. Rather what I had was quite a bit of breast tissue. As she touched my softness she said "man boobs" You may need to look into a bra. I have been noticing breast growth in the last two years. Any ideas of a good bra to try? Dawn
  3. Dawn13

    How many times have you been mistaken as a girl

    What a fun day today - new Goodwill store opened and I looked for American Eagle shorts and jeans and a sport top - I found several that fit; size 10 and 8's. I was dressed in my male clothes with a ball hat on. My longer pony tail evident as well as my earring's. One of the shoppers said to me "Mam do you know which tags are the discounts." Concerned about my voice I hesitated then I told her "the red ones." I did not try to correct her to my gender as I was in the women's section trying on women items and actually blending in. Still I was concerned that my voice was telling - still was fun - not even going out-of-my-way to look feminine and still being coded as a woman.
  4. Ears just pierced, wearing two small Zirconium ones - Hard to believe I waited 6 decades to get this done - What a feeling of freedom.

    1. Ronnie Virga

      Ronnie Virga

      Fabulous. Getting mine done soon too!

       

    2. Dawn13

      Dawn13

      Thank you - it was a good decision - now the whole world of earrings are now possible - cannot wait until I am healed and can wear larger more feminine ones - any ideas?  Maybe a drop style.  Was just at the stylist today and my hair is now way down my back and colored blond.  Now this with my earrings the change is no longer subtitle rather I now look much more like a woman, even in guys clothes. 

      Other changes - Even my muscles look more like a girls.  Just had a physical two days ago and apparently my T level is way down, way below normal.  My natural estrogen level also appears to be up likely above normal.  Wondered why I was feeling fatigued lately and appearing to lose some muscle.

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  5. Dawn13

    How many times have you been mistaken as a girl

    A shop clerk told me she really like my necklace today. I was dressed in girls jeans and a nice sport top. Not sure if she was coding me as female - but was thinking this when she talked to me. I had just got back from a beauty salon and had my hair colored, long styled shoulder length haircut and had my brows waxed. Here are a couple of shots of my hair. Adding my latest here - was at Red Lobster two days ago and the store manager asked "Ladies how was our service." (Just me and my wife). My wife said it must be the glasses and hair as I was dressed in boy mode. Then just yesterday I was going through a security point and the guard first said "sir" as I went through and then corrected himself and said "sorry I meant to say mam."
  6. Dawn13

    How many times have you been mistaken as a girl

    My latest Florida Adventure - Just last week I was at a swim meet in FL and when I entered the pool area, with pack on my back and bag in hand one of the regular members of the pool said to me "Mam the women's changing area is around the corner." during the period of the swim meet I was referred to as mam several times and at one restaurant the door was opened for me as the owner said "welcome in Ladies" for me and my wife. Also when I was at the meet I was actually able to notice how much bigger my chest appeared compared to some of the women there. Definitely could see how I was getting mixed up. (And enjoying it) Below are photos showing my hair - as long as I have worn it since I was in my teens. Also. one of my jogging shots (Not wearing a single men's clothing item; but a very feminine running outfit). Dawn
  7. I enjoy working out all of the time. I swim a lot. Bike and run. I did do weights twice weekly; haven't had time to do them much lately. What I have noticed that even my firm arms do not seem to make much difference. When I was close to my fittest body - I was very tan - and shaved: I was still mistaken as a girl almost all of the time, even in boy mode. I guess I was not overly muscular but do look like an athletic girl. I remember going to the gym lately and seeing some of the muscle gals there. Several of them are much bigger than me, they lift heavy and do not care how big their muscles are. I do like the trim look however and do not desire to have that kind of muscle. So my advise is do what is good for your body - too much fitness can be damaging but the right amount is good for any body , male or female.
  8. 10,000 views of my site have just occurred.  Wow what a marker.  If you get a chance tell me what you like about my postings?  I have learned a lot about myself in the last 5 years and have enjoyed all of the discussions with all of you who understand my inner feelings, and why I wish to feel feminine.

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    1. Ronnie Virga

      Ronnie Virga

      Hi Dawn.

      Your postings helped me find a "better" way to deal with what I'm dealing with. Like so many others that share on this site, it's nice to be able to say "Thanks" for helping me find my way. I will try and pay that forward.

      Hope you have a Blessed and Safe Holiday Season.

      Cheers,

      Veronica.

      PS - Fab Pics ! :) 

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  9. I weigh about 155 right now - 5' 7.5" I have dieted down to 137 and feel best at 145. Dawn Added note - When I was down to the 130's I always had guys open the door for me. Even some larger women did the same. Wow did this make me feel feminine.
  10. I think most of the time I dress unisex leaning towards girls clothing. Which for me means finding items I feel comfortable in from the juniors department. Many times I am in public wearing panties, girls; jeans, running shoes, watch. top, unisex styled glasses and girls jewelry.
  11. Dawn13

    How many times have you been mistaken as a girl

    May latest trip to Florida resulted in several occasions of me being mistaken for a girl - on three occasions I heard either a sales clerk or a waitress call me mam. They almost always caught the mistake but the confusion was evident. The most interesting occurrence and scary was while I was in a tourist store looking at sun visors. I was wearing fairly short denim shorts, legs and arms were shaved and tan, and had my hair in a pony tail; other than that I was in fairly normal for me boy mode. I noticed a handsome guy who was looking at me and was kind of following me around the store. As I was trying to decide what visor was the best one, a pink, purple, white or blue one, he came over really close into my space and put his hand on my shoulder and started to assist me. I also noticed he appeared to have a ....-on. First I thought he worked for the store. He told me his choice for me would be the pink one. As the conservation went along he asked me for some money. No pretext - I could tell he had been drinking. At this point I became quite nervous and was worried me might try to rob me. Summoning some courage, I told him I knew he had been drinking, and that I would not give him any money. He then asked me if I could drive him home; he said I seemed like I would be a "really good girlfriend." I knew then that he was hitting on me hoping to take me home with him. He then proceeded to show me some large circular designer earrings that he thought would look good on me. I was flattered but I had become really nervous at this time and was concerned that I might need help to get away. He was fairly muscular and tall and I knew I was smaller and puny next to him so I was glad I was in a large store so I could get away from him. Still after I had put some distance between him and me I did feel a rush. Wow, he really thought I was a woman. Dawn I am attaching my latest photo - Running as a girl in Florida
  12. Dawn13

    How many times have you been mistaken as a girl

    Today I was driving to the board of elections for election training. I was in boy mode and had my hair in a pony tail. I was not trying to look female at all and never during the entire five minute conservation did I try to disguise my voice. When I went into a parking structure near the meeting location to park and I asked the attendant if he knew if this was the right place to park for the election training. He called me "mam" and said he was not aware of the class. He then asked was I trying go to the meeting place for the "league of women voters." he said he could direct me there. I could tell now that he thought I was a woman. He finally directed me to the right location after calling me "Mam" twice more and asked me again if I really was looking for a meeting with the league of woman voters. When he gave me the directions he was really patronizing to me, asking me twice did I understand the directions. (After I left I was thinking he thought I was a woman and in his mind did not expect me to be good with directions)
  13. Dawn13

    How many times have you been mistaken as a girl

    I believe my brows are not over done. Just well shaped. Maybe you can see them better in the three photos I recently took from a day when I went running in a local park.Thanks for your complements. Best to you both.
  14. Dawn13

    How many times have you been mistaken as a girl

    Thanks for the complement - just last night my wife commented on that I really do look like a woman these days, even without makeup. She said my small body coupled with longer curly blond hair and my arched brows really made it difficult for people to see me as a male. Actually she was a bit niffed at this as she thinks I rival her in looks.
  15. Dawn13

    How many times have you been mistaken as a girl

    Great story. Must have been some attraction going on when he started a conversation with a question. Even when I was in similar situations where I am fully dressed, and I knew I was very passable, I also get nervous and concerned about my voice giving me away. The neatest thing is when I am not dressed up female and still called mam - even my male sounding voice doesn't seem to make any difference, I am type cast as female.
  16. Longer shoulder length hair - let it all out last night - called mam twice last night at a restaurant we were going to.  I guess I cannot dress male eneough as my hair and face lead people to think of me as female.

     

  17. Just yesterday I was at a hotel getting ready for a swim meet the next day; arms and legs shaved, very tan, wearing sandels and very short denim shorts, wearing my now longer ponytail, and the desk clerk called me mam twice.  Was not trying to disquise my voice at all but did not seem to matter.  He even opened the door for and would have helped me with my bags if I had not told him I could do this without his help.  Boy this made me feel quite feminine.

  18. A new name this weekend - Called "Babe" by one of the life guards as I was heading for the pool.  My hair was in a pony tail and I was in red biking outfit.

     

  19. Dawn13

    How many times have you been mistaken as a girl

    Not sure if this fits here - It does show some my mistaken gender ID, I Have been following all the Jenner news. This has stirred some of my recent thinking. What is the core of why we have our feelings and want so much to change. I think there is a certain desire to see ourselves as beautiful. Women express this better than almost all men. When I put on a dress I feel changed. When I see other men I see most of them as lazy/unkempt, fat/heavy and scuzzy. This is the excepted image of most men. I do not fit this image and I know I am stared at a lot by other men, usually in restrooms, who do not expect a beautiful looking man. When I look beautiful (Handsome) day-to-day, I am often mistaken for a girl, even when in unisex or masculine clothing. I usually do not go out of my way but I am well groomed, very tan, fit and now have longer styled blond hair. I think some of why I wish I could change is rooted in the concept of beauty - and if men could also be beautiful in what is currently a woman's norm early in life - I think fewer would be unhappy with their body image and fewer would want to change. Here is another thought. I think is more acceptable to be changed completely into a woman than it is to dress and adorn ones self in a similar fashion. Yes, I would love to wear a colorful attractive dress and show off my small waist and still not try to hide that I have a somewhat feminine looking male body. However, I feel less anxiety when I go through the complete effort of hiding any maleness as I look completely like a woman. Also, I actually feel safer in woman mode as I do not see myself as a homosexual; not wishing for men to lust for me in this fashion.
  20. Have been following all the Jenner news.  This has stirred some of my recent thinking.  What is the core of why we have our feelings and want so much to change.  I think there is a certain desire to see ourselves as beautiful.  Women express this better than almost all men.  When I put on a dress I feel changed.  When I see other men I see most of them as lazy/unkempt, fat/heavy and scuzzy.  This is the excepted image of most men.  I do not fit this image and I know I am stared at a lot by other men, usually in restrooms, who do not expect a beautiful looking man.  When I look beautiful (Handsome) day-to-day, I am often mistaken for a girl, even when in unisex or masculine clothing.  I usually do not go out of my way but I am well groomed, very tan, fit and now have longer styled blond hair.  I think some of why I wish I could change is rooted in the concept of beauty - and if men could also be beautiful in what is currently a woman's norm early in life - I think fewer would be unhappy with their body image and fewer would want to change.  Here is another thought.  I think is more acceptable to be changed completely into a woman than it is to dress and adorn ones self in a similar fashion.  Yes, I would love to wear a colorful attractive dress and show off my small waist and still not try to hide that I have a somewhat feminine looking male body.  However, I feel less anxiety when I go through the complete effort of hiding any maleness as I look completely like a woman.  Also, I actually feel safer in woman mode as I do not see myself as a homosexual; not wishing for men to lust for me in this fashion.

  21. Monica - Trying to figure out our new site. My voice is very male sounding so you might be surprised even though I can be quite feminine in appearance. I hope to join a telecom soon but must be on a day my wife is out. 

    My wife has become a bit jealous of time I spend with my transgender friends.  And I know she would not like to overhear my conversation as she now wants me to limit my time on this site.  She does understand, but we have been going to counseling with the goal of containing my transgender tendencies so we will remain married (And I do love her). 

    This is all good and I do appreciate your friendship.  I know I will talk to you someday.  I still try to grasp with who I am in a world that makes it hard to allow me to be me.  Love and Kisses - Dawn :)

     

    1. MonicaPz

      MonicaPz

      Dawn,

      Thank you for your patience with the upgrades on TGGuide.  Most of all, there will be an increase in security.

      Many of our married members are dealing with the same issues as you.

      Yours truly,

      Monica

  22. Dawn13

    System Update 2015

    ​Was out of town - Assuming the Galleries will be back soon - So far so good, still trying to find some of my items - I do like the new format
  23. Was sighing up for a sporting event today and before I spoke up I was directed to the womens packet pickup.

  24. Many family things to deal with of late - hoping to post some newer feelings and photos soon.

    1. MonicaPz

      MonicaPz

      Dawn, welcome back!

  25. Dawn13

    clothing/shopping experiences

    I have posted a portion of the photos of the outfits I found in the dressing room in our Galley. These were the items that had been in the dressing room before I went in. If you look, tell me if you think I made good decision? I was jazzed. Dawn
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