“Within every man there is a woman, and within every woman a man.” —Dr. Veronica Vera
In this, the first book ever about cross gender play for people of all identities and sexes, Dr. Vera presents the importance of crossing gender as a method of self-discovery and growth.
Within these pages, Dr. Vera applies both imagination and practical knowledge to helping you discover the other-sexed person within. It’s all here: from imagining your “second self” and choosing a name… to picking clothing and accessories (a little or a lot)... to communicating that persona and learning how to walk and talk… and finally, if you choose, launching that new person into the world. Here’s the confident, wise, experienced teacher you need to increase your options and develop a richer, fuller and more fabulous existence!
"The unsung heroes of trans history are the cis women who created safe spaces for us to experiment with gender and who championed our rights. Thanks to true feminist allies like Veronica Vera, fledgeling trans women and other people needing to break out of the straitjacket of masculinity have had a safe place to discover a more liberated self.” – Zackary Drucker, artist, co-producer of Transparent
“Veronica is one of my favorite sex authors. She taught me that gender is like a sex role – like being on stage in costume. My current role is being an outrageous granny publicly supporting and teaching masturbation all the way to the bank. Warning: Once I started reading I couldn’t stop!” – Betty Dodson, www.dodsonandross.com, pioneering sex educator
“A real work of heart, welcoming loving partners into the often painfully private art of cross dressing. This relationship-positive book will teach you how to make cross-dressing a shared sexy, intimate, guilt and shame-free adventure that promises growth and transformation for everyone involved. Brava, Miss Vera!” – Barbara Carrellas, author, Ecstasy is Necessary
“Veronica Vera’s work with gender is unique and full of compassion about human possibility. Regardless of your own identity, you can explore the insights and delights of gender play with her engaging new guidebook. – Carol Queen, PhD, co-founder & director, Center for Sex & Culture, and co-author of The Sex & Pleasure Book
“This book is a joyful celebration of gender expression and love. Veronica Vera’s shares her decades of experience and her personal brand of ‘Frock Therapy’ to liberate the cross-gender spirit in us all.” – Kit Rachlin, Ph.D. psychologist & gender specialist