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What's the real difference between trapping and crossdressing, at least in regards to these forums?
Pic so vaguely related, its linetrap.
As far as I can tell:
Trap - Guy who dresses as girl, and LOOKS like a girlCD - Guy who dresses as a girl but is still manly
I think, That's how it is, Anyhoo we love them both ;P
I always figured:
Trap- guy who could be mistaken for girl (androgyny)CD- guy who likes to dress distinctly like a girl (no surgery)Trans- girl born as a guy, still w/penor (surgery) Trans Postop- girl born as a guy, chopped (surgery)
So... a trap is all natural. The idea is to use what you have. Add more win to win and less fail to fail. The only thing is, not everybody can do this. I was dubbed shadowtrap on failchan when I would post. The tag "trap" is now a generic slang term. I believe it comes from a reference to TG prostitutes as I have heard this before in my early um.... career. Now it is nothing more than a tag for a Cdr, TGr or even a fem guy. A cross dresser is a trap if the do it right. Cross dressing is not as easy as one would think. It's a skill and art that develops over time. Even the most masculine men that have learned to emulate a woman correctly can pass but you could take a young attractive man in his early 20's and see him lose the game painfully. Fuck, how many traps do we have now? Click, apple, line, train, domo. auto, shadow, dark, lost, pika, spark... the list goes on. If I throw up a pic on failchan I know what follows. "It's a trap". That and "Die in a fire you tranny faggot". Traps often hate that term. I, however, embrace the term "tranny". To me it is just as solid win as "trap". So, a traps goal is to not look "drag" but a drag queen is a professional "trap". You figure it out. If you want to be dubbed a trap the only way to find out is to post. If you post "victory!tripcode"... hay yew guiz do I pass?, and see Akbar roll down your thread... you are "victorytrap". I was Shadow. I am Shadowtrap now. I often post as Shadow out of respect but end up posting as Shadowtrap when my pretend friends are around. Some say the only way to tag yourself trap is with HRT. This is garbage and I know cross dressers who have never taken Estradiol in their late 40's that bury the "traps" that would make such a bold statement.
Cross Dressing has less to do with wanting to look like a woman than it does with wanting to feel pretty. Some trannies start off with CD but they move on to getting meds and possibly getting their dicks cut off.
Trapping is when you are not taking meds (very, very rarely when you are taking meds), can pass as a woman, and turn people on while doing it. An ugly guy can easily dress in fat woman clothes and pass as a fat, ugly woman. That's not the idea behind a Trap, that would fall between CD and being a Drag Queen.
In most cases, when you take meds you move beyond trap into the TS/TG area. Most people do not start transitioning when they are young, when they are most easily changed, and therefore they just turn into ugly trannies. The rare few that are young and feminine before transitioning and are still young and feminine after they start transitioning can be labelled as Traps but that doesn't happen as often, they are the current exception. I'm sure as time goes on and this becomes a more commonplace thing to do this will change. The difference in our sexes will be meaningless due to the ability to identify the want of the individual to transition at an earlier age and with the help of better methods of surgery.
Due to the nature of the internet, there's no way to verify how trappy a Trap is and so most camwhores who probably couldn't pass IRL can get away with it online. /tg/ has many more Traps than deserve the title, even now without IRL proof, but it's a fine line between hurt feelings and where the cut is made.
Some CDers think they are traps but in reality they are below even the title of CD. This is due to the title of CD being bestowed upon people who like to dress up in women's clothes. Not to pass as women the way a Trap would but to feel pretty or sexy or because they like the feel of the fabrics that mens clothes do not have.
All of this applies to women wanting to become male as well. We have had one gorgeous girl post her attempt at being a Reverse Trap. She suceeded in becoming an ugly guy. It was a bit sad because I think she said she wanted to transition. She truly was a beautiful girl.
I think I've covered your question in full.
>>256 0/10 (sorry to be a bitch on the best thread)Your leading OP to believe in fabricated rules and guidelines, restrictions and method. Take for example your statement about transition. For one, women of all ages are beautiful if they give a shit. Being a woman for a woman is rather difficult if they wish to be attractive no matter what age, ethnic background or social status. Being a guy that emulates a woman is way more difficult again regardless of genetics and race. A trap is a man that has become a woman. This could have been simply cross dressing or HRT. He had the desire to pass as a woman and did everything in his power to do it. When he gets it right he will look and feel just like a woman and feel confident.Now, in the case of a friend I had come to know on /cd/, she transitioned at 30 and is now 33 or 34. Prior to being a woman, she was a mans MAN, complete with body builder tone and size. Now she is by far one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen in my life. I believe most make the mistake of seeing "youth" with "pass". Give a girl my boots for a day LOL. The sands of time sweep the fields for all... even this legendary TRAP in OPs post.Make no mistake, I am a fail tarp. However, the tag had been EARNED by my attempts to be a woman. This leads me to address OP's question on a different level from a new perspective. OP, "trap" is earned. As, I said, the only way to find out is to step up. If you see the Akbar seal of approval, you can be "______trap". Transition is for life. In this prior post, there is mention of point A to point B through HRT but ANON never tells you that your masculine features are what they are at an early age and once it's in... that's pretty much it. I look the same way I did when I was 21 with the exception of smoker lines on the corner of my eyes and some on my crown. As a matter of fact, I'm only 120 lb's, 5'7" and somehow way more fem than when I was dressing up for Rocky Horror when I was JB.What makes a TRAP? Looks? Method? Let ANONYMOUS decide the persons fate.
>>257 the word Trap is a word used to mean "looks like a woman so much that I would have sex with it even though it's a man (and I am too)". This is what the OP asked for. The definition of the terms. Not your make-believe.
Asking 4chan what a Trap is would be the same as asking the opinion of a mentally retarded 10 year old. 4chan also jerks off to Togi and MissM.
As it was stated earlier, you can transition into an ugly woman just fine but you won't be a Trap. You'll just be an ugly woman.
It also helps that the majority of trannies are psychotic (otherwise they wouldn't be getting body parts mutilated) and so even when they do transition they exaggerate the new role they are playing (the way flaming faggots do), and have no fashion sense or any skill applying makeup to go with it. Reading the posts on this site is proof of that.
I agree with your definition with the word "Trap". However I don't believe your opinion on transsexuals. I would have to admit that mant trannies do put on too much makeup and wear very lewd clothing, but the same would go with a born-Woman. I think they over exaggerate their new gender role because they did not grow up as a female. Like a 3 year old girl putting on her mothers make up many Transexuals are also exploring. However there are a majority that have been led to believe that this "look" is highly attractive. cough cough And that is okay. But in a realistic setting the over exuberant appearance only attracts attention, usually negatively. They are not psychotic... or flaming faggots. In way I think they are miss led.... This is my opinion... BUt it doesnt mean I am against Drag Queens and etc... I have made my handful of mistakes but mhe > 3 <
Anyone have more pics of said linetrap?
I'm very much in love.
I like traps that are passable. and if you consider traps like line trap, or shemale porn stars, ugly, then you're the one whose crazy. Girls now days don't try, they were sweatshirts, no makeup, and look like scrubs. Traps actually try and when they succeed, its the hottest thing ever.
>>261yea i'ma going to have to disagree wit tat negative stereotype.. its just plan wrong.. the passing trans women are just well less visible as they are passing..
google for the old ones. she looks like a skanky crack-ho now thanks to the swines at shemale yum :(
wow she's amazing.
>>277 lol what are you talking about!!!! LOL... shemale yum didnt do shit too her. and if anything she looks better now...
The point of a trap is that you don't notice it's a trap. Crosdressing guys who fail to pass cannot be traps, for they fail. Traps are made of 50% win, 50% sexy and 50% hawt = 150% pwn.
Yes they did, they started taking shots of her at conventional angles!
Traps are the best. Anyone can crossdress. Only a few are good enough to become traps.
Anyways, I believe that any guy can be a good trap. They just have to put the time and effort into being good. Just look at Poly. Fine example right there.
I always took trap to be more of a negative term (read: whore), that could just be the way 4chan uses it though.
Interestingly enough I have never been officially labelled as a trap..if this is a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen.
>>385 that's a bad thing. you're obviously ugly.
>>387Sorry, couldn't hear you over the sound of "I've never been to /cdg/".
I'll admit, I'm not hot stuff..but I'm passable.
4chan doesn't produce positive terms lol
>>288 your an idiot.
Linetrap is my role model. ^o^
I think the key difference here is intention. Traps want to pass as women (and not ugly ones), whereas crossdressers do it for their own pleasure.
I think anyone can pass if they set their mind to it. Hormones should only be necessary if you're trying to pass with little to no clothes.
As far as /tg/ goes, you kind of have to make it in /cdg/ or /tsg/ before being invited there.
>>272Her Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/xBaileyJayxYou could also try lurking around /b/ (4chan) and wait for a trap thread to show up.
cross dressing means you are one gender but dress as another. hence the term, XDRESS. usually privately in bed, or on webcam.
trapping is when you go out dressed as a girl and fool drunken men in nightclubs into going home with you. Admiral Ackbar your wingman shouts OMG ITS A TRAP as you get in the cab to go back to her place but you already know and are looking forward to eating tranny pussy.
TS/TG generally means you ID as another gender and live F/T as that gender.
there should just be /cdg/ and /tg/.
/cdg/ being those who don't do it full time and /tg/ for those that do.
the whole gay OMG ur not hot enuff to qualify for /tg/ is myspace highschool bullshit.