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    Miss Judy Judy-Somthing's Avatar
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    Do you spend more time on your appearance as a man or woman?

    I've been thinking lately and find it kind of strange I spend very little time on my appearance when dressing as a man.

    Things like shaving, grooming my hair, choosing clothes.

    I go shopping for women's clothing 100 to 1 over mens clothes.

    Even hair styles, I spend a lot of time thinking what will look nice but, when it comes to my male hair I almost never look in the mirror.

    I guess I need therapy.
    Last edited by Judy-Somthing; 12-28-2015 at 10:55 PM.

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    Junior Member Zoe B's Avatar
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    I never used to bother much about my male appearance, however since I really got into the feminine side of my personality (and appearance) I find that I pay a lot more attention to my male side as well. I guess they are mutually beneficial....
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    Isn't Life Grand? AllieSF's Avatar
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    I always dressed well as a male in a professional position. However, I had my suits and sport coats and dress pants and dress shirts and ties, belts socks and shoes. Just enough to always vary the look and a 10 minute task to put together an outfit, usually less time. I definitely spend way more time and effort both physical and mental trying to come up with different outfits with all the accessories and to get my makeup on right. I enjoyed my mail look and style and really love my female ones.

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    Junior Member JessieA's Avatar
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    Much more time on female appearance but I've also found that the female side has lengthen my male appearance time as well

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    Member KrissyP's Avatar
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    Spend a LOT more time on my feminine looks versus male. Shaving, hair, makeup, I have a much better appreciation for what it takes for a woman to get ready to go out. Enjoy shopping much more as well. Maybe because it is new, but I hope the excitement stays.

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    Is this a serious question?

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    @Eileen - yes!

    I spend about a nanosecond as a guy lately but seriously no less than 15 mins as femme! I consider myself as gender fluid lately but flowing to TG 😉

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    Do you spend more time on your appearance as a man or woman?


    Is that even a question?!?!


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    Reality Check Krisi's Avatar
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    If we were women, we could just roll out of bed brush our teeth and hair, throw on a pair of shorts and a simple blouse and hit the world, similar to how we can as a man (I'm talking about running errands, etc., not going to a fancy office job.

    We are not women so we must spend time fixing ourselves up to look as much like women as possible. We have to get a close shave, we have to at least put on beard cover and a bit of lipstick, we have to strap on our boobs, wig and hip padding, and then outerwear.

    So, of course we spend more time getting dressed as a woman than as a man.

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    Aspiring Member Maryesther M.'s Avatar
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    As a bloke I work out at Dawn, shower & shave, throw on some very casual clothes, precursory hairbrush (there's not much left!) and hit my In Car Entertainment to work, where, doing what I do, it's scrubs, hats & masks/gloves until lunchtime, when I have a private snooze, then hit the operatory again until mid-afternoon when I knock off, do some Admin/correspondance, then it's the In Car Entertainment again & maybe walk the dogs before Dark.

    CD-ing only happens on free days and when MOH is off somewhere else. Dressing up is about camouflage, and that takes time!

    Last edited by Maryesther M.; 12-29-2015 at 02:08 PM.

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    Carole carhill2mn's Avatar
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    I do not think that you need therapy. This is just one of the differences between presenting as a woman vs. presenting as a man. I am the same way. I have many more choices
    for presenting as a woman.
    Hugs, Carole

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    Silver Member Stephanie Julianna's Avatar
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    Sounds like you need a shopping trip. That's the best therapy. I actually do not spend much more time getting dressed enfemme, maybe an hour. In drab, maybe 30 to 45 minutes. But I do think I come out better in glam. That extra 15 minutes can make a big difference. I'm pretty ordinary on male mode.

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    You Never Get A Second Chance To Make A good First Impression !!

    Hi Judy, I've always been particular about my appearance in male mood , Hair always combed and never looks like I need a haircut.
    Unless I'm working in the yard or my workshop, always nice pants or jeans and a buttoned shirt tucked in.

    When dressed to go out always a tie and jacket, and all shoes are always polished.

    When EnFemme, I always dress as best as I can whether casual or dressed to the nines,
    You never get a second chance to make a good first impression!!

    I guess that I have O. C. D. about my appearance.~~~~~~~~~~~~>Orchid ......
    Having my ears triple pierced is AWESOME, ~~......

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    Weirdest woman ever! docrobbysherry's Avatar
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    Seriously, Judy? I'd say closer to 500 to 1 for me for both shopping and prep time.

    But, that would include my Sherry story efforts, too.

    Without the stories? Maybe 200 to 1?
    U can't keep doing the same things over and over and expect to enjoy life to the max. When u try new things, even if they r out of your comfort zone, u may experience new excitement and growth that u never expected.

    Challenge yourself and pursue your passions! When your life clock runs out, you'll have few or NO REGRETS!

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    Aspiring Member Acastina's Avatar
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    Much more as a woman, if you count the daily maintenance of plucking facial hairs, shaving here and there, nail polish (clear on the fingers, whatever on the toes) and curling/styling my hair. He's in jeans and polos and plain black shoes (Birkenstocks in summer) and a ponytail, but these days also a BB-cream foundation and a tiny hint of blush plus tinted lip balm. But putting herself together obviously takes more time, what with the undergarments and more complete makeup and jewelry. That, and caring a lot more about the outcome and overall look.

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    Silver Member prene's Avatar
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    I am in Therapy. LOL

    I love it though, much better choices and more fun outfits.

    Not only time, but I spend much more on the clothing.

    For me 1 bra and panties can cost much more than 6 t-shirts and 6 male briefs, not that I wear them that much ... only at work.

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    New Member Tonya Fox's Avatar
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    I hardly see how this is a valid question, a whole lot more time on the fem side.

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