I just noticed something interesting about this thread. In all the pictures, there is only one that has a CIS male anywhere in sight, and even that picture shows no romantic connection between the guy and the female. Based on all these posts, I would therefore assume.that simply being the girl in the picture is the turn on for many here. Yet even very early in my life, the big turn-on was what happened to me as the girl, and that invariably involved romance. I would look a pretty girls, and produce my own elaborate back story of what it was like to be them on a date on Friday night. At some point, I discovered the covers of romance novels in super market check out lines, and would build entire fantasies around those. I still do that actually, but my focus has steadily shifted over the years, and that trend greatly accelerated once I began HRT. In the beginning, just being the girl in that particular situation was the turn on. She was beautiful, and her beauty could attract a man who could send her to ecstasy. Now for me, the focus in much more on that guy. If the guy looks like somebody that I could sleep with, then I want to be that girl. The thrill is the enraptured romance with that particular guy. For the record, I like Northern European pretty looking guys with long flowing hair, muscular builds, and very little body hair. If I get pretty /sexy enough to ever actually attract one of them in real life, Miss April will be calling in sick the next day. That is where my crossdeaming has gone.