What Men Find Behind Female Masks

Female theatre mask. Roman fresco from Casa del Bracciale d'Oro (VI 17, 42) in Pompeii.

Female theatre mask. Roman fresco from Casa del Bracciale d’Oro (VI 17, 42) in Pompeii. (PD)

This is an entirely new subculture that I was unaware of. Not that I seek them out, but the internet has a way of providing.

via The Atlantic

 Julie, an immaculately made-up woman, sits down in front of a camera. She has thick, voluminous hair that frames the high cheekbones of her conspicuously crease-free face. Her elegant, arched eyebrows and extra-long eyelashes act as a counterbalance to her plump, painted lips. She looks out of frame, as if admiring herself in a mirror, before giggling and batting her eyelids.

“Oh dear,” she purrs, tilting her head from side to side. “Another long day in a wig and a girdle.”

She reaches up and emits a light moan as she unclips her gold earrings and gently sets them aside, one by one. She considers her image a few moments longer, then places her hands just below her ears and begins to pull her blemish-free skin off and away from her jawline. It’s only now that we realize it’s not human skin, but rather a mask made of soft, flesh-like silicone rubber.

Julie is one of the most visible faces of female masking, a specific subset of cross-dressing men who wear masks, and occasionally skin-tone bodysuits, to make them look more like biological women. The videos that she uploads to YouTube have received hundreds of thousands of views, attracting both fans and detractors.Julie is but one of scores of maskers around the globe; the most popular masking website, Dolls Pride, has almost 10,000 active members. But, until now, the subculture has remained relatively unknown outside the tight-knit community. Even the nation’s foremost experts on sexuality haven’t heard of masking (though it’s worth noting that the practice isn’t always sexually motivated).




  • Ted Heistman

    Actually she looks like a ridiculous freak. Its more like a mask of a woman who has had a series horrible plastic surgeries. a la Cat woman

    • http://americancannibal.org/ American Cannibal

      Ah, a young and fresh Gloria Wildenstein.

    • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

      Gawd Jocelyn Wildenstein is so hot.

      Any woman who would do that to herself is my kind of freak.

  • Oginikwe

    Whatever floats your boat . . .

  • Thurlow Weed

    You can sort of do this without as much prep in a free game or online community called Second Life. Create a lifelike-looking avatar, dress her up in chic clothing (or be nude), and present yourself as a female to thousands of others. If you like it you can then go the full nine yards and buy a real life mask.