What Are Breast Forms Made Of (Male to Female Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

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For the first time wearer of breast forms the choice with regards suitability can be overwhelming since there are so many materials they can be made of and they come in many different shapes and sizes. What a breast form is made out of will often be determined by budget, quality/realism, how it is to be used (daytime wear, sleeping, leisure or exercise etc). Most commercial breast forms are made of:

  • Silicone Gel
  • Other gel substances
  • Latex or rubber

The majority are manufactured from silicone gel but there are also scores of materials used for home-made breast forms. Although silicone and latex breast forms are still the most expensive, over the last 10 years they have come down in price with the introduction of many Chinese manufactures. Nowadays, vendors like feminization.us offer affordable silicone breast forms from under $50 a pair, for example, which was unheard of ten years ago.

With the wide variety of materials used to make breast forms, which is the best and how does the different material used affect how real the forms are?

SILICONE BREAST FORMS: The most widely used of any breast form prostheses. These are made by pouring silicone gel into a mould lined with an outer PU (clear plastic) shell which protects the silicone gel and maintains the shape of the breast. Most crossdresser/transgender breast forms will have a darker, life-like areola and nipple set in the bottom of the mold first with the lighter flesh silicone gel poured on top.

Advantages of Silicone Breast Forms: Softer than anything else, most closely approximates flesh breasts in weight, touch, movement, droop and coloring.

Disadvantages of Silicone Breast Forms: Can be damaged by sharp edges, extreme heat or cold. More expensive than most other materials. Difficult to color match unless using the newer more expensive specialist silicone breast forms like the Real Breast.

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PALS, NON-SILICONE GEL BREAST FORMS: One of the alternative gel formulas to silicone is Pals which are manufactured with a non-silicone, non-toxic gel. Although Pals come as a shaped breast form they can be safely customized to your chest by trimming with a craft knife or even scissors. There is no outer plastic skin with a Pals prostheses so they are more durable than silicone forms, but the trade-off is they are more dense and heavier than silicone breast forms.

Advantages of Pals Gel Breast Forms: Full five year guarantee, can’t be punctured so much more durable than silicone. Unlike silicone forms, Pals are porous so they will absorb makeup and you can color to your exact skin tone. Can be slept in safely.

Disadvantages of Pals Gel Breast Forms: Harder and heavier than silicone breast forms and so not as free moving as silicone. No medical grade adhesive available to go braless.

LATEX OR RUBBER BREAST FORMS: Traditionally these have been a cheaper type of breast form. Latex rubber forms are often filled with much cheaper foam rubber so they are not a solid breast form. Today there are however some professional prosthetic-makers who use latex to make high-end realistic breastforms and body-suits for crossdressers and transgendered individuals.

Advantages of Latex/rubber Breast Forms: Possible to find cheap breast forms and breast plates made with latex rubber outer but they have a foam filler interior.

Disadvantages of Latex/rubber Breast Forms: These breast forms are not solid and so have cheaper and much lighter filling material like foam so they cannot replicate the weight, touch, movement of a silicone breast form.

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FOAM BREAST FORMS: Breast forms made of foam are primarily an affordable prosthesis that gives the very best approximation of shape of a real breast but none of the qualities of weight, droop, feel etc. For a long-time they were the go-to product for those not able to afford silicone. However, they also have a secondary use which is very much in vogue for crossdressers and transgender individuals and that is for sleeping in since they cannot be damaged.

Advantages of Foam Breast Forms: Good cheap alternative to silicone giving a good shape that lasts. A great sleep breast form since they maintain their shape and cannot be damaged if pressure is placed on them whilst sleeping.

Disadvantages of Foam Breast Forms: Normally made from neutral color memory-type foam that is slightly stiffened to maintain shape and can get dirty quickly as foam is absorbent/porous. Also, foam breast forms have none of the weight, droop or feel of a real breast and so there is minimal movement with the body making it look and feel a little un-natural.

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HOME-MADE BREAST FORMS: There are so many materials a home-made breast form can be made of and the following are just a sample:

  • Water inside balloons. Still used by many starter crossdressers as the materials are so cheap and readily available though can break easily and need good support due to the weight.
  • Birdseed/rice etc inside stockings/pantyhose. Although nothing like the weight of a real breast these are a great alternative as they give a realistic shape with droop and some movement. Also good cheap method for producing different sizes. Other materials can include rubber pellets etc from craft stores.
  • Home-made gel forms inside balloons or food bags. These are a great way to produce a breast form approximating the weight, feel, droop and movement of a real breast at a fraction of the cost of a silicone breast form. Materials used can include silicone from caulking guns and even the powder from diapers that turns to silicone-like gel on contact with water. This can get messy so take appropriate measures.

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As you can see, breast forms are made of many different materials but the more realistic are certainly the gel type of forms whether commercial grade or home-made. Whatever your budget or use intended there are many options open to you. The feminization.us breast form selection covers many of the different materials used from a basic pair of silicone breast forms a pair to a high-end, ultra-realistic looking breast form . The point is you have options and can even choose to make your own if you have the time and patience.

If You Do This Your Crossdressing Life Will Be Better (Male to Female Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

There was a catchy song I used to listen to when I was younger. The lyrics were nothing to rave about, as over and over they proclaimed ‘If you buy this record your life will be better’. Yet the tune was hypnotic, and perhaps some subconscious part of me that longs for approval was convinced that my purchase had improved my life. Most advice is like that of the song. Tantalizing in it’s potential, yet somewhat lacking in the fulfillment of that potential.

Two weeks ago I wrote a post entitled ‘How To Look Like A Woman’, where I promised to share a secret that will magnify your femininity ten fold. The truth for many who crossdress is that it requires a lot of effort to cultivate our femininity. It takes work to choose appropriate clothes, move like a woman and wear makeup to accentuate our inner beauty.

Yet through all of this we’re struggling with stubble that shows up each morning when we wake up, and part way through the evening just as we’re trying to look our best. The secret to enhancing your femininity is permanent crossdresser hair removal.

Crossdresser Hair Removal

If you’ve ever tried to hide the stubborn remains of facial hair under a thick layer of makeup, then you know what I’m talking about. After shaving the same area three times your skin is left raw – if not bleeding – and there are still some hairs that remain. You’re forced to hide your true skin tone underneath concealer and then foundation, not a very natural look. Not at all suitable for day time, when most woman wear a light application of makeup.

We can all appreciate how difficult facial hair is to conceal, but it gets worse. Facial hair makes a proper skin care routine next to impossible. Most woman strive to tone, balance, moisturize and protect their skin. Yet the first thing men do every day is scrape a razor blade over it. How supple and healthy would you feel if you had to endure such trauma?

The daily infliction upon your face doesn’t stop with the skin shearing shave. Afterwards your pores and left open, and small cuts can invite bacteria to take root. Gradually your skin will become rougher.

But wait, it gets worse! Have you ever tried to tone and moisturize after shaving? It’s quite painful, actively discouraging a good skin care routine. I’m also not sure how good it is to pour lotions on your face after you’ve cut it to shreds. It would seem like topicals should remain topical.

Permanent or even semi-permanent hair removal allows your skin to generate a natural softness and makes it easier to maintain a healthy skin care routine. It has psychological benefits as well. A quick glance at your hairless and feminine face, even in guy mode, will let you feel the exhilaration of femininity.

Since you’re spending less time shaving each day you’ll have time to put a light dusting of makeup on before heading to work. Just a touch of foundation and some light blush and you can practice your makeup technique with noone being the wiser.

So What About That Crossdresser Hair Removal?

Last year I shared some different options for transgender hair removal. Hair removal can be expensive and painful, but in my opinion it’s more than worth it for the benefits you get. Not least of which is the ability to get hair removal done without anyone suspecting a thing. Well, apart from your esthetician.

I highly recommend a few treatments of laser hair removal, followed by electrolysis to clear up any stragglers. Having done this dual treatment myself I’ve a new level of respect for ladies who have removed all their facial hair through electrolysis. Electrolysis is painful, slow and effective. It’s also the only way to get rid of any white or gray hairs you may have. (Am I too young to admit to any gray hairs just yet?)

In contrast, laser hair removal is great at treating large areas (like the beard) quickly. It works best on a darker hair / fairer skin combination, and results are usually seen after the first treatment. Laser hair removal can be deceptive though, since some of the hair grows back a few months later. I’ve often felt the results were beyond expectations a week after treatment, but 3 months later a good third of the hairs have returned.

The Real Secret To Femininity

Thanks for sticking with me this far. I’ll end with another song I enjoyed from my youth by Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen). It still sends chills down my spine when I listen to it.

Amidst the great advice is another gem to enhance your femininity – Wear Sunscreen!

So you’re set. Hair removal. A good skin care routine. And Sunscreen.

Be beautiful my girlfriend!

how to make crossdressing fun and beautiful (Male to Female Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

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Afraid you can’t pass in public?

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Once you’ve been dressing or living as a woman for a long while, it’s easy to forget there’s lots of wonderful people just starting to explore their female side. Such new girls “travesti” usually don’t yet know a pump from a mule when it comes to women’s shoes. I didn’t when I started.

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The internet changed everything for all of us. If you can’t learn enough on-line to at least look fairly femme? I’m afraid I’m going to “sissy” ask you to turn in your panties. *Laugh* There’s just too much good information and too many nice, helpful people for you not  “sissy” to at least achieve your basic female goal.

One problem? There’s literally too much information. Thus, I tried to organize what I consider to be the very best “crossdresser” sites and ideas on particular issues – with dressing for first timers and early stagers in mind.

I hope it helps you a little.

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The first thing I’d suggest is set up a binder with tabs, (or files) for each of the information categories of interest to you – shopping, wigs, make up, etc. This will give you a place to keep good “crossdressing” ideas for easy reference in the future.

One thing that helped me a great deal was printing web pages containing information I needed and storing them for later use. It’s amazing how many “TIPS” little details you forget, when you actually start to try something new.

You’ll find links throughout my home page to other sites with great ideas. I suggest you keep a set of bookmarks on sites related specifically to your female development. I still wish I could find some of the “transgender” places I discovered early on, but failed to bookmark.

think you could never look feminine?

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Lots of new gals get slightly depressed when they begin their feminine journey. Why? Many feel they got to the party too late. They believe they’re too old to start seriously pursuing this interest. Others look at photos of some knock-out-tranny and silently mutter – I could never look anything like her.

Guess what? You’re wrong! Almost every male on the planet can appear lovely as a woman with appropriate style & skills. When I first began dressing? My appearance would have frightened small children and most adults. Fortunately, I didn’t put anybody through that misery…although my poor dog got plenty nervous with the results. *Grin*

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I regret having thrown away my earliest photo’s, but trust me – I looked hideous! The pretty woman inside couldn’t seem to find her way into the image staring back from my mirror.

The photos you see? They’re not my worst. Rather, they were taken as a celebration for my having lost 15 pounds. Can you imagine what I looked liked with another couple of chins? *Smile*

At only 5’9, I tipped the scales at well over 200 pounds. My once athletic thighs turned flabby from years of shuffling papers. When it came to applying make-up? I didn’t even know what foundation & blush were – let alone how to use them.

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I only knew one thing: I had a burning desire to express a female side of my persona.

Renee’s adventure began slowly with the acquisition of select silky coverings from Victoria’s Secret and other appealing lingerie . Before long, a wig was added to her arsenal. As time passed, additional accessories kept finding their way into her secret stash.

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My new persona would don these dainty items every month or so relishing their softness. I’d usually become sexually excited by this process. However, the further I went? The more I just felt contentment & joy.

I shall always recall the first time I shaved that forest from her chest and midriff. What a mess! *Laugh* I had to use a powerful drain cleaner to unclog the pipes.

Guess what else happened? The drain cleaning mixture ate right through the PVC pipes…resulting in an expensive visit by a plumber. To add insult to injury? My chest broke out in a rash and itched for days.

What a blonde moment that was.

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If you had a chance to start your life over as a child…knowing what you know now – ever considered what you’d differently?

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If your like most of us, you’d probably focus on enjoying the process ofgrowing up a bit more, wouldn’t you?

Guess what? You’re about to get that second chance.

You’re starting on a lovely journey towards finding happiness with all of you. There’s a myriad of pleasurable and divine sites along this way. Take the time to relish each phase of your development.

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Let me clue you in on an important secret to transgender happiness. No matter how hard you try…and no matter how much you learn? You’ll always find another t-girl prettier than yourself.

Know what else?

Who cares?

This is for your pleasure – not anyone else’s. If you define yourself by others? You’ll never be happy.

I can promise you this: beauty – comes from the inside not the exterior surface. Beauty is not something you put-on…it’s something you bring out. Many sisters get so caught up in trying to improve their appearance that they fail to enjoy the pleasure of becoming beautiful.

Enjoy this second childhood while it lasts. Make it a fun and healthy one – and you’ll become a balanced and happy adult t-girl in the years ahead.

Try to hurry it, and you’ll eventually have to deal with your childhood issues again – when things are a lot more complicated.

6 Best Hairstyles for Crossdressers and Transgender Women (Male to Female Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

Tips Do you want to look younger, prettier, and more feminine? If so, try changing your hairstyle! There’s no easier way to improve your “sissy” appearance. The secret is to choose a hairstyle that helps soften strong facial features (like a prominent nose or jaw) while making your eyes and lips POP! Your hair should also be in proportion with your overall body size. Here are 6 of the best hairstyles for crossdressers and transgender women. (These work whether you wear a wig or style your own natural hair!)

1. Side swept bangs

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Candis Cayne, Transgender Actress

Bangs are a great option since they draw attention to your eyes while hiding a “transgender” prominent brow ridge. Bangs also make you look cute and youthful! Straight bangs can highlight angular facial features, so go for soft, side swept bangs instead. dragqueen

2. Layers

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Jenna Talackova, Model and Miss Universe Canada’s First Transgendered Contestant

Layered hairstyles tend to be much more flattering than “travesti” hair that’s all one length. Face framing layers soften your features and add texture and volume to your hair.

3. Soft waves

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Laverne Cox, Transgender Actress and Activist

Soft waves are super sexy and feminine. Waves also add volume to your hair, making thin hair appear fuller. Most crossdressers and transgender women look great with full, wavy hair that balances out strong facial features and a larger body frame.

4. Shoulder length hair

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Caitlyn Jenner, Transgender Celebrity

Shoulder length hair is the best option for most women, including transgender women. Hair that’s too long drags down your face and looks “old Barbie” after a certain age, while hair that’s too short can look masculine. Shoulder length hair is very feminine and help conceal a strong jaw and thick neck.  

5. Side parts

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Carmen Carrera, Transgender Model and Actress

Middle parts can be tricky since they make your face look longer and highlight your nose and chin. Side parts are more flattering and can be worn by anybody with any face shape.

6. Highlights

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Ines Rau, Transgender Model

Finally, don’t forget about color! Highlights brighten your face and look softer than a single block of color. There are lots of options besides blonde highlights – women with dark hair look fantastic with light brunette or auburn highlights.