I’m a 28-year-old woman. My husband is 30. We’ve been married for four years,
and dated for three years before getting married. We have a three-year-old child.
Sexually, I’m of the “I’ll try anything once” school. We’ve experimented a lot
over the last seven years, trying bondage, role-playing, gender-bending, water
sports, and so many positions I’ve lost count. When he said he liked seeing two
women together because he enjoyed imagining himself as one of them, I suggested
bringing another woman into the picture. I was also pretty curious about making
love with a woman.
The problem is, my husband wants to become a “she-male.” I’ve suspected
it for a couple of years, but he only came out to me about it a couple of weeks
ago. I was supportive, telling him there was nothing to be embarrassed about,
that we could play that way all he wanted. But surgery is a drastic...
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...supportive, telling him there was nothing to be embarrassed about,
that we could play that way all he wanted. But surgery is a drastic step; furthermore,
as I know from experience, large breasts are a strain on the neck and back and
tend to be a liability if you lead an active life, as my husband does. He wants
double-D breasts, which there’s no way of concealing on his frame. He’s over
six feet tall and very slender.
Willingness to experiment is one thing, but I don’t want to explain the
change to our families, friends, and co-workers. And I’m not crazy about our
daughter seeing him that way. I’ve suggested easing into it by buying fake breasts
he can wear to see how they feel. He says he wants the real thing. I just can’t
see sleeping with a guy who has breasts! When I told him I didn’t think I could
live with him if he had the surgery, he said he’d forgo the surgery as he could
never leave our daughter and me. But I don’t want him to be miserable.
I don’t want to seem selfish. I’ve always tried to be completely tolerant
and open, and I feel guilty now for wanting to say no. Yet his desires are ruining
our marriage and our family. Ninety percent of the time when we have sex, we
have to pretend at some point that he’s a girl, and I don’t have the spine to
say no. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don’t. Our sex is no longer an act
of love between a husband and wife. I feel left out. Our daughter is autistic
and requires a lot of attention and care, and I don’t think I can handle this
on my own.
Do you have any suggestions for compromises we could both live with? Please
help, if you can.
Why should you compromise? You won the boobs argument already, Desperate. You
told your husband you couldn’t live with him if he had boobs; he told you he
would never leave you and your daughter. You played your trump card early–get
boobs and I walk!–and he folded his hand. You win. Don’t worry about whether
he’s miserable living without double-Ds; that’s his problem, not yours. And
don’t worry about seeming selfish. Under the circumstances, you not only have
the right to be selfish, you have a responsibility to your daughter to be selfish.
If your husband wanted to be a she-male, the time to take that step–and get
those implants–was before he had a wife, an autistic child, and easily spooked
His she-male fantasy will simply have to remain a fantasy. When he confessed his desires, you told him you would “play that way all he wanted.” Well, it looks like he wants to play that way 90 percent of the time. That’s clearly too often for your taste, so you’re going to have to withdraw the offer you made him on confession night. On his own, he can indulge this fantasy as often as he cares to, but he’ll have to come to an understanding with you about how often you’re willing to participate. You say you enjoy playing that way sometimes, so decide how often “sometimes” comes–50 percent of the time? 20? 10?–and put him on fantasy rations. Be upbeat about the she-male thing when you do indulge him, and definitely invest in a good rack of fake breasts for play time.
Just between us girls, it may help your husband accept his flat-chested lot in life if you leave open the possibility of implants sometime down the road. Tell him boobs are out of the question for now, but perhaps he could do the she-male thing after your daughter’s living independently, your in-laws are all dead, or someone comes up with inflatable implants. Believing he may get “the real thing” in the distant future may help him feel less miserable about staying with you in the here and now. Then, with any luck, his desire for implants will pass before your daughter is on her own or your in-laws are dead.
I am a very single, 41-year-old, African American butch lesbian who does not
smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, nor use drugs. I’ve placed ads on the Internet
and also in your newspaper seeking women who don’t abuse. No one answered! I am
honest, hard working, attractive, and fun to be with. I go to bars, but I just
don’t drink alcohol. Women do seem to enjoy my company, but they also enjoy living
in an altered state. Do unaltered lesbians exist outside of AA meetings?
Here’s a helpful hint: Folks who blather on about the evils of booze and cigs
and dope are widely regarded as zero fun to hang out with even by other people
who don’t drink or do drugs. If all you have to offer someone is your unaltered
status, and that’s all you ask in return, well, women aren’t going to be lining
up around the block to eat your pussy. By putting no drinking/smoking/drugs
demands front and center in your personal ads, you may be scaring off hordes
of unaltered lesbians who don’t consider being unaltered the most important,
interesting, or attractive thing about themselves.
And, hey, just because you’re unaltered doesn’t mean your girlfriend can’t be a little altered. Judy, a lesbian pal of mine, doesn’t drink at all, but her girlfriend has to. “She’s in the wine business,” Judy says. “I wouldn’t be with someone who abuses alcohol, and my girlfriend doesn’t. She drinks like a normal person, like most people do, and it’s not a problem. By the time you’re 41, you should’ve figured out how to be with people who are drinking socially.”
Judy met her girlfriend doing volunteer work, and suggests you consider options beyond bars and ads to meet women. “If this woman goes to lesbian bars to meet lesbians, she’s going to meet lesbians who drink. She should get involved in women’s activities, or volunteer at women’s or lesbian organizations. But she shouldn’t rule out everyone who drinks.”
I am a nice-looking man who enjoys sex very much. Okay, here is my question. I
recently went to a party where I kinda met this man. The problem is I really like
this guy but I do not know how to tell him. Should I wait until we are drunk sometime
and make a pass at him?
Sure, why not? It’s always worked for me. !-- Dingbat --
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