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Unread 07-02-2013, 02:19 PM   #16
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The vast majority of my cosplays have been crossplays, but I am also straight. I too just like male characters more often than I like female characters. Female characters I end up liking are the ones that aren't super cutesy, girly, and helpless like they are often portrayed; I like the ones that are BAMFs, like Riza Hawkeye, Chloe (Noir), Lightning, etc. - strong female characters that aren't overly sexualized. And since there aren't nearly as many of those as their are awesome male characters, I tend to like male characters more.

I think if I had a curvier body, I'd feel inclined to cosplay more female characters, but even then, I think my #1 favorites would still be mostly males, haha. But as it stands, I am built like a rectangle, so I have a better body type for boys than I do girls anyway. :P The few female characters I've done that are girly were either chosen because of nostalgic reasons, or because I REALLY wanted to do something drastically different.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #17
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I'm straight, but my female persona is gay.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 06:56 PM   #18
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I'm straight, but my female persona is gay.
Brilliant.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #19
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The quickest path between two points is a straight line. I prefer the scenic route though.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 10:02 PM   #20
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Majority of people just don't know or understand that one's sexual preference, sexual identity, and desire to crossdress are not necessarily linked by specific rules.

Like others, I crossplay because I like the character, and I really enjoy the challenge and the illusion (regardless of crossplay or not). To me, being convincing is such a great feeling! Maybe part of it is to do with my sexual identity but certainly my sexual preference has nothing to do with why I crossplay.

I think it's merely a reflection of society. Assuming that crossdressing/identity defines your sexuality is something the majority of people automically assume, especially outside of a convention setting where people less often openly defy the "norm".
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Unread 07-02-2013, 10:11 PM   #21
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People are welcome to try and guess what my sexuality is, and I bet they will be wrong.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 10:40 PM   #22
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People are welcome to try and guess what my sexuality is, and I bet they will be wrong.
Asexual? just throwing out wild guesses lol.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 10:42 PM   #23
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I bet you like your sex to be sexy sex.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 10:56 PM   #24
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Asexual? just throwing out wild guesses lol.
Goddammit.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 10:57 PM   #25
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Haha. :P
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Unread 07-03-2013, 02:22 AM   #26
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heck yeah, first try.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 02:33 AM   #27
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I feel like a bunch of cosplayers are asexual. At least most of the best ones. This is interesting to me.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 03:14 AM   #28
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I suppose if most people cut sex out of their lives they would have more time to devote to other things. However, even people who identify as asexual can and do have sex for other reasons and can and do still experience romantic attraction (though not always). So in the end I don't think it really changes all that much.

I would guess that perhaps it's not that there is a predominance of "good" asexual cosplayers (more so than people of a sexual orientation) but that one might notice it more since it is "unusual".
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Unread 07-03-2013, 03:45 AM   #29
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No but I mean. Compared to non-cosplayers or not experienced cosplayers, whom I know much more of, there are more intermediate cosplayers that end up being asexual.

I don't think it's a big deal or that all asexuals are the same. It's just interesting to me. It would make sense about having more time for other things though.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 01:53 PM   #30
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I had someone tell me that it was "unnatural" and impossible to be asexual when I told him I identified myself as such. It was probably just a pathetic excuse for him to try and win an argument for once against me, but I thought that it was extremely close minded and ignorant of him to say something like that. >_> Ofc, I blocked and deleted him off FB afterwards <3
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