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What Is a Sissy?

by Tom Lee

Before I begin, I would like to say that this is my definition of the word "sissy." I must admit that to a large extent it is a description of the way I would want to be treated as a sissy in my fantasies. If you disagree with any of this, that is completely understandable, because your definitions (and fantasies) are no doubt different from mine. I have seen many other definitions of "sissy," most often having to do with who one has sex with, but sexual behavior is irrelevant to my own definition. Feel free to put up a web page with your own definition.

Sissies are a separate gender role. We have societal roles for boys and girls that we are expected to follow even when we're still in diapers; these roles continue through adulthood. The sissy role is a third role, and sissies should not be expected to behave like boys, girls, men or women do in today's society.

A sissy is feminine in gender. Gender (masculine/feminine) and sex (male/female) go together for most people, but not for all people, and definitely not for sissies. Although sissies can be male or female, and although sissies cannot be expected to behave like boys or girls do in modern society, they are most definitely closest to what is usually meant by "feminine," preferring clothes, toys, games, etc. that have traditionally been considered to be "for girls" over those "for boys." Sissies wear dresses, not pants. Their clothes are in pastel colors, mostly pink; if they ever wear blue (which is very rare) it is a pale baby blue. They play with dolls and tea sets, not cars and trucks; if they play with cars, they are cars they can put their dolls in. Likewise, sissies are referred to with the feminine gender pronouns (she, her, hers), because grammatical gender also has little to do with sex (as is evident from languages in which a table is considered feminine and a desk is masculine).

Sissies love pretty things. This includes cute dollies, pretty pictures, cute kids' cartoons and movies, and clothes. Sissies love to wear pretty clothes. But by this I don't mean clothes that a pretty adult woman might wear. Sissies love the cute and often frilly clothes that have traditionally been worn mostly by baby and toddler girls. I have heard that it was common at one time for baby boys and girls both to wear dresses because dresses allowed their parents to change their diapers easily. Whoever's in charge of a sissy definitely wants her to be easy to change.

Sissies are childlike.The sissy role is similar to that of a young child. Sissies play with toys. Sissies talk baby talk. Sissies suck their thumbs. Sissies cry when they're upset. Sissies wet their panties. I've already covered toys, but let me talk about the other points in more detail.

Sissies talk baby talk. Not that they don't have a good grasp of the English language; they merely don't want to sound like grownups when they talk. Some sissies lisp, turning "s" sounds into "th" sounds. Perhaps they will turn "r" and/or "l" sounds into "w" sounds for sort of an Elmer Fudd effect. Sissies like to use baby-talk words instead of their grownup equivalents. Sissies say "bye-bye" instead of "goodbye" and "time for bye-bye" instead of "I have to go home now." It's not a speech impediment; it's just the way sissies talk.

Sissies suck their thumbs. Whenever they feel the need, sissies will suck their thumbs, or pacifiers, or bottle nipples (I don't advise trying to get a sissy to drink from a glass; she will carelessly knock it over or spill it down her front). Sissies are happier when they have their pacifiers.

Sissies cry. If something startles them, if they wake up with a bad dream, if they're wet, if they're upset, if they're angry, if they're hungry, or at the drop of a hat...sissies cry. There's nothing wrong with it; it's just expected of them.

Sissies wear diapers. Plastic panties too, if possible. If they aren't kept in diapers, they will wet their panties, and they'll feel ever so bad about it and probably start to cry, poor things. So it's a mercy to keep them diapered, really it is. They may still cry when they're wet, but at least their clothes will still be dry. Sissies wet when they wait too long to go potty (if there's been an attempt to potty-train them; such attempts rarely succeed), when they giggle too much or get too excited, when they're scared or startled, or if they get too interested or fascinated by something.

Maybe one day the sissy will be an accepted role in society. Or maybe not, but I can dream, can't I?