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I Was Mistaken For a Girl

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    Chinese Massage - I recently went for a Tui Na chinese back massage,and the massage lady kept calling me ma'am... until she felt the stubble on my neck. Then she kept apologizing...
    tmerton tmerton 36-40 Sep 1, 2013

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    Um...Thank You? - Back when my hair was long (shoulder-length), I was often mistaken for a girl, especially if I keep myself clean shaved. I've even been told that I looked like my...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    Weird Circumstances - I went to an all boys school, i've just finished my final year there. Loved every minute of it. For most of my time, I have been a member of the stage crew...
    DrAleksi DrAleksi 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 22, 2012

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    And Followed.... - One evening I went out to pick up some groceries. One of the items I wanted was not available in the nearby store, so I had to go further than I had planned. I...
    shalinigirl shalinigirl 31-35 1 Response Oct 27, 2012

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    Thank-you Ma'm, Oh, Sorry, Sir - Anyone who aspires towards a Female presentation that has had the experience of being mistaken for a Woman knows the incredible thrill it gives...
    GinaViz GinaViz 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I Must Be The King Of This... - I get mistaken for a girl, often. More than I'd like people to know. When I open my mouth it's clear that I'm a guy even though I don't have a very...
    Gladtuknow Gladtuknow 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    Many Times - Countless of times when I've been out shopping I have been referred to as "Miss." Granted I am a crossdresser and I'm flattered by this, but these were times when I...
    silkydrawers silkydrawers 46-50 4 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    It Happens To Me Too... - Every day at work it happens at least once. I don't have a girly voice, I don't sound like a girl and I never get mistaken for one on the phone. I'm tall...
    Gladtuknow Gladtuknow 18-21, M 3 Responses May 12, 2012

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    In Curlers For Ups Delivery - One day, I was experimenting on my hair. I'd been using thermal velcro rollers which have a thin cermaic interior which helps retain heat and a curl...
    eric2maid eric2maid 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    Excuse Me Young Lady - I was on a school trip but I didnt know anybody because Al my classmates couldnt pay for the trip. we Al had different rooms. For girls and for boys. I was...
    fistfight fistfight 13-15 1 Response Jul 29, 2012

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    First Time Out - First time I ever went out as Dee, when another woman took me to be a 'real' woman, was the biggest boost to my confidence and conviction of my innate femininity I...
    DeeLightfull DeeLightfull 51-55, T 1 Response Jun 15, 2012

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    When I Was A Little Kid - It happened quite a bit when I was elementary school age. Like around 5-8 years old or so, maybe a little older. What makes it funnier is that I didn't...
    antiflash antiflash 22-25, T 1 Response Aug 11, 2013

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    Only When I Grow My Hair Out - The 1st time was back in 5th grade. I had grown my hair out LONG and my mom would braid it. They would hang down to my shoulders. And these 2...
    Krie Krie 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 27, 2009

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    Mistaken For Mum! - This happened one evening. I had finished a shower, and had slipped into a T-shirt, and was brushing out my (at that time) shoulder-length hair. As is my habit...
    shalinigirl shalinigirl 31-35 1 Response May 24, 2012

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    A Lot Actually - Many times in the store, department or grocery, a clerk will ask "May I help you Ma'am?"Makes me feel good actually.I am pretty androgynous these days most all the...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F Dec 3, 2011

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    It Happened A Lot To Me When I Was Young, And Happens A Lot To Me Now - I have been mistaken for a girl/woman my whole life.  I am 38 now, and this still happens at least 3 or 4...
    tmerton tmerton 36-40 3 Responses Mar 3, 2011

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    Skool Suks - when i was in school i had longer girl hair now its shaggy skater hair now let me clear something up in my school boys had to where dress pants and a polo we also got...
    tcVader tcVader 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 27, 2012

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    Almost All Day Long - Saturday is our usual day for going to yard sales.As usual i tried on severalout fits.I finally decided on blue denim short shorts and a green halter top with...
    cindyloulove cindyloulove 56-60, M 4 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    Mistakes - When I was around 3 or 4 my mother dressed me as a girl for halloween, after all that's what she really wanted me to be.It has had lasting and life long effects on me.
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2011

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    Conspiracy! - I think I've always been rather feminine. Long eyelashes seem to be inherent in the males of my family. My hair and nails also grow unnaturally fast and long for...
    CynicalWhimsicality CynicalWhimsicality 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 4, 2011

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    It happens sometimes, seeing how I have a feminine body and my face is very much on the girlish side. It's funny in many ways, some people can't make up there mind if I'm a male or...
    KawaiiBoy KawaiiBoy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    Kicked Out Of Mensroom - I was waiting for an interstate train and needed to go to the bathroom, as I walked into mens a couple of males told me I was in wrong bathroom, get out...
    trannymax2013 trannymax2013 46-50, T Oct 13, 2012

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    Out Shopping - One time I took a g/f to an outlet mall to shop for her birthday. Early into our shopping, we were in a store looking at designer handbags. My g/f had placed her bag...
    eric2maid eric2maid 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    At Birth - OK, well, they never technically said I was a girl. They just told my mom "it's a (my name)." But, eventually, a paper called a birth certificate had to be made, saying...
    Goslyn Goslyn 31-35, T 2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    In The Bus - I was travelling by bus one day. I was dressed in jeans and T-shirt, and my hair was down. I had some stuff to take with me so I was carrying a cloth satchel on my...
    shalinigirl shalinigirl 31-35 3 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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    Not Me, But My Brother - Well, since i have my hair really short like a guy i don't remember being mistaken for a girl, but my brother in his 2 years or 1 don't remember? but my...
    BackTime BackTime 18-21, M Feb 5, 2012

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    Many Times! - Due to my long hair (waist length just now) and small physique I have been mistaken for a girl many times. One such occasion was at a gathering, where I was dressed...
    shalinigirl shalinigirl 31-35 3 Responses May 6, 2012

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    Many Years Ago. - It was in the early 60's and I'd just graduated from high school the previous spring. I was a slender kid and had been told by a few of my mother's friends that i...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M Oct 13, 2011

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    Excuse Me, Ma'am? - I was helping my girlfriend find something or other at a local craft store, it was the middle of winter so I had on heavy riding boots and a long military...
    Ursmajor Ursmajor 26-30 3 Responses Jul 13, 2010

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    Way Too Many Times to Mention - first time : like 5 or 6 or something doff .. school principle asks my sister, so who's your little sister ? er .. yar growing up duh...
    wezamuntkee wezamuntkee 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 18, 2007

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    Book Store - Was at the College book store today trying to resell my book. I was standing there holding it when the cashier is like "Hey Mam may I help you?" Since I'm use to it I...
    actionquent actionquent 18-21, M Oct 2, 2013

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    8/10 Times I Get Mistaken For A Girl - So for the past 4 years I have been getting mistaken for a girl. Far too often and it has left me feeling very insecure and lacking self...
    Pengola Pengola 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 19, 2012

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    Random Experiences -   When I was 12 my grandmother took my little cousins and I to her church for a Christmas pageant. They asked for all the little children to line up...
    Daniel1701 Daniel1701 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 29, 2009

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    A Fashion Show - One time, me and my friend had a dubbeldate. our girlfriends were big fans of fashion. we were just walking in the mall until a women came towards us 4. She said...
    nohater nohater 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 30, 2012

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    Does It Really Matter? - As a child I was embarrassed when somebody mistook me for a girl. As I got older I came to understand that I had been embarrassed about it because...
    Daniel1701 Daniel1701 26-30, M 10 Responses Mar 10, 2009

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    Not Too Often Now, But Still... - During my middle school and high school years I got mistaken for a girl ALL the time. Mostly it was due to my very long grows-fast-&-I-don’t...
    Contranym Contranym 31-35, M Sep 6, 2011

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    At Least Once A Week - I've always been skinny, and my hair is long, about at the middle of my back. Plus I have no facial hair at all really. Well one day a couple years back I...
    Greed Greed 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 19, 2010

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    May I Help You, Miss? - I was about 12 in the early 70's  and was greeted by a clerk in a drug store."May I help you, miss?" she asked. I said bluntly, 'I am not a 'miss...
    wastom wastom 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    Hey I talked to my boyfriend today which was amazing, he sounds so good I miss him so much only 3 more weeks thank god. I was wondering how long does someone have to be in a job...
    Starrgurl92 Starrgurl92 18-21 1 Response Mar 29

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    I used to be an U.S. Air Force Girlfriend. However, I am now married to an Air Force officer. Also, I now serve in the Air Force as well. We are currently stationed at Luke AFB...
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    I was stuck in a hanging wedge and it hurt like h*ll then my sister ( the one who did it) she put whip cream , ice cream , and frozen gummy worms in my undies. The worms were...
    Hellowedgie Hellowedgie 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    Good evening everyone! I got my first call today and it was everything I was hoping for, he had 25 minutes and we talked about everything, I had so many questions but forgot...
    Starrgurl92 Starrgurl92 18-21 Mar 28

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    I did something that was so hard for me to do a couple of weeks ago. I said Kaddish for both my father as well as my son together. It has been hard to say it for my dad for the...
    PerryGrosser PerryGrosser 51-55, M a week ago

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    Last night I was spanked for giving my husband an attitude over an early bedtime. I have to be in bed by 10:00 every week night and 11:30 on weekends or long weekends. Well, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    As a crossdresser who started venturing out soon after starting to enjoy looking femme I would always worried that I looked like a guy in drag. I practiced with makeup, different...
    CdKimmi CdKimmi 61-65, M Mar 22

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    I was called ma'am twice yesterday by two different people.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Hey girls! I was just thinking that music is healing and can be great company when our men are away. I was hoping we could all respond to this with songs about long distance love...
    Sloan13 Sloan13 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26