Counselling for Cross-Dressers By Renowned Sex Therapist in Sydney And Online

The word cross-dresser refers to dressing as the opposite gender. Crossdressing is not linked to sexual addiction, however crossdressers can become sex addicts not dissimilar to sex addicts from any community. Crossdressing has historically occurred in societies, and may find expression in stage-artists, fun loving party-goers, fashionistas with uni-sex outfits, or in individuals disguising their gender to avoid discrimination. Some individuals may purposefully cross-dress to avoid social stereotypes and find stress relief in the opposite gender role.


Crossdressing is a poorly understood and often misjudged behaviour. In most societies, where gender roles are stereotyped, cross-dressers push the boundaries. It is unclear at what age crossdressing behaviours may manifest. In some cases of individual history taking, the behaviour can be traced back to childhood events, but more likely, crossdressing is linked to congenital gender dysmorphia.

The need to cross-dress can be intense. Cross-dressers are typically clear on their biological gender, but may feel strong emotional urges to temporarily express themselves as the opposite gender. Such need for gender-switching may, or may not, be accompanied by sexual arousal. Crossdressing does not indicate a desire to permanently change one’s gender, or sexual orientation.

Sexual orientation and crossdressing behaviour are not linked. Cross-dressers may be heterosexual, homosexual, bi-sexual, fluid, or asexual, with a same distribution ratio of sexual identification as common in all communities.


Crossdressing behaviour may cause gender conflict and severe distress in relationship, family, and personal life. Individuals, couples, and families can benefit from our clinical gender and relationship counselling. You will learn to understand the phenomena of crossdressing and how to establish sound boundaries around your individual needs and emotional safety. You can gain insights, acceptance and mutual respect, helping you to move forward in friendship, harmony, and love.


Looking for help? Please call Sex Addiction Australia in our Sydney office for information, or book a discreet private confidential consultation with our clinical sex therapist Heide, today. We are available to receive your request Anytime Online or during AEST office hours by calling us  (+61) 02 9380 4486 or email