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Practice makes perfect being a woman


Denisenj

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When you have that desire to blend in and pass, you must practice all techniques on being a female

I felt really good tonight with this attempt

 

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You remind me strongly of a cis woman I know. Looking good! :)

 

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I guess if I remind you of a cis woman I'm kind of doing something right. Have a nice turkey day

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