Induced Submissive Behavior and Gender Dysphoria in Biologically Normal Males
by anonymous author
Abstract: This article attempts a dispassionate outline of practices normally dealt with only in sensationalistic literature: namely, the induction and maintenance of hypersubmissive behavior in biologically normal male humans, including induced fetishism, transvestism, and eonistic (transsexual) states.
The induction and maintenance of hypersubmissive behavior in biologically normal males has been reported in the sensational press for some time. These reports surface in stories of female-dominant "training" of male subjects to satisfy the female's individual standard of dominant behavior until the male subjects become psychologically dependent on the female "trainer" and become highly plastic personalities. Many of the accounts can be dismissed as fantastic in nature, but the recurring theme points to a need for more serious investigation. This process of serious investigation has been hindered by lack of reliable accounts and by popular voyeuristic reporting of the condition.
Occasional role and power reversal fantasies are usually recognized as being within the range of observed normal behavior. Such fantasies (with limited acting-out) may occur as part of the healthy development of the heterosexual couple. The male may become bored with the role of aggressor, the female may wish to demonstrate overt seductive behavior. The role and power reversal fantasy may account for some, but not all, of the pseudo- sadomasochistic practices (occasional restraint of partner by mutual consent, for example) observed in both clinical and popular literature.
Unfortunately, little statistical evidence about the prevalence of this fantasy subtype exists. Anecdotal responses by males in responses to survey questions may be misleading because of shame-based reactions to being thought "less than virile" in the eyes of a masculinist culture.
In this study, we present a practical methodology for accomplishing submissiveness training and the induction of extremely submissive, even cross-gender behavior in the biologically normal male by chemical, psychological, hypnotic, and physical means. The methodology is a composite based on in-depth surveys of two feminist- dominant couples. We will cover selection, early destabilization of masculinist personality traits, induced hyper-aestheticism, extermination of masculine characteristics, induced transvestism and culminate in one case of induced transsexualism.
We shall use the term trainer for the female-dominant member of the couple and the term subject for the male submissive member.
It is perhaps little surprise that the largest long term problem in such relationships results from the enormous emotional investment the trainer places in the subject. While the cultural model of the more emotionally open male has been touted in much popular literature, a completely emotionally open subject can be a drain on the trainer's psychological resources. Care should be taken to set realistic expectation levels during training of the subject both for the subject's progress toward dependency and for the establishment of "obedience responses" toward the trainer. Complete conversion of the subject from a traditional to a hypersubmissive affect may require as much as five year's effort. Of course, radical approaches exist, but in the context of the couples studied, it was noted that the subjects volunteered for more radical transformations once the initial processing had begun. Neither trainer had recourse to violence or physical punishment as a means of securing the desired results. Indeed, these methods avoided the sensationalistic model of humiliation experiences and focused on mutuality and sharing of emotional states as a motivator for the transformation of the subject.
The ideal subject would have little emotional binding to any family situation, be sexually adventurous, have a strong self-image (necessary to avoid excessive transference during destruction of the masculinist personality), and have a strong sense of humor. A fascination with women in general and a deep appreciation of qualities traditionally associated with femininity are also highly desirable. Males whose vocational or business interests involve high aesthetic training (artists, beauty professionals, poets) appear to be promising candidates. So-called "liberated men" who are already questioning their role and the consequences of masculinist culture provide ideal subjects.
Physical qualities the trainer finds attractive will also play a role in selection of the subject. Both examples interviewed were remarkable from the standpoint of their selection: sexual dimorphism between the trainer and the subjects was relatively low. Both trainers were the same approximate height and weight as their subjects. For reasons which will be enumerated later, an ectomorphic somatotype yields the most promising candidates for advanced training. Fine facial features are a plus, but not wholly necessary.
Selection of the male may proceed from casual dating to early sexual situations, in which sexual adventurism and a sense of acting out "forbidden" fantasies of power and role reversal can be tried. Subjects showing strong aversion to such practices should be eliminated. Although unsubstantiated reports indicate that these males can be trained effectively, no substantive evidence has been presented that this can indeed be accomplished.
The wise trainer will develop extensive hypnotic and neurolinguistic programming skill before beginning a conversion of a subject as the services of sympathetic professionals are often difficult to secure, and are often prohibitively expensive.
Additionally, a suitable setting for conversion is a great asset. A physical location that affords minimal disruption and minimial possiblity of outside interference is a great benefit to any potential trainer. It is important that the subject's contact with others be limited during the early phase of the extermination of the masculinist personality.
Early destabilization of masculinist traits
On the whole, progress toward androgynous child rearing has been appalling slow. Despite a generation of children reared since the early days of the feminist enlightenment, gender stereotyping is still promoted by parental behavior patterns. This may be a result of prevalent homophobic value systems, or it may represent an atavistic response to the two-career family - the psychological stress and time pressures of the two-career couple leave little time for the individualized attention that a truly gender neutral environment requires for assimilation.
Thus, subjects will resist early attempts at overt effeminization though a combination of defensive reactions and shame-based behaviors. "I couldn't color my hair [in a bright color] like that- I have to go to work!" or "I'd feel silly wearing eyeshadow!" despite the fact that either procedure may result in a dramatic improvement in the subject's normal (and at this phase, still masculine) appearance, when done discreetly as a prelude to intensified versions in the subject to follow.
The effective trainer will overcome resistance in four ways:
- Through the use of chemical euphorics which render the subject more open to "experimenting" with its identity. Although sensationalist literature cites the need for large amounts of chemical intervention at this stage to disorient the subject and increase its dependence on the trainer, our research indicates that this may be counterproductive. Through a combination of chemical disorientation and the items below, early extermination of masculine behavior can be achieved. However, such early massive pharmacological intervention to accomplish the extermination of the masculinist personality traits may leave the subject excessively dependent on the trainer, (which poses a burden for her) or worse yet, neurochemically damaged and unsuitable for further training. Some authors in the sensationalist literature have advocated large doses of hypnotics or hallucinogens at this stage in the hope of producing retro-amnesiac states. This practice appears to be undesirable both from the unreliable quality characteristics of commonly supplied street-available hypnotics and hallucinogens, and because the use of euphorics better prepares the subject to willingly explore the next stage of transformation. Low continuous doses of tranquilizers such as Valium appear to be most effective, both for the ataractic properties and because they may be readily obtained in pharmacologic form of known quality. Effectiveness appears to be increased if they are administered covertly, at least at first, and if pharmacological therapy is of at least two month's duration.
Through the use of both overt and covert behavioralist techniques to condition the subject's psychological reflexes and defense mechanisms. This may include the granting or withholding of sexual favors. Behavior conditioning that emphasizes emotional expression and androgynous activity is appropriate in this category. The subject should be encouraged to proceed through internal conflict resolution almost as if in a conventional psychotheraputic setting. The difference between training and conventional theraputic settings is that the trainer will deliberately encourage the transference of positive feelings to herself and encourage rather than discourage emotional dependence on the part of the subject. It is important to resolve these more conventional problems (aggression, youth experiences, etc.) for two reasons: One, dealing with deeply felt emotions will enable more positive transference to the supportive trainer. Two, by resolving conventional conflicts early the induction of extreme submissivity can be achieved by exploiting the gratitude of the subject. This may lay the groundwork for induced eonism at a later date, and makes successful reassignment quicker and easier, as much of the basic psychotheraputic screening of eonists will be already accomplished.
Sexually rewarding androgynous behaviors and encouraging more inter-gender sex play will lay a foundation for the later and more complete destruction of the masculine personality traits. Particularly effective techniques include the appeal to the spirit of adventurousness required on the part of the subject. If the subject can be led to think that androgynization (at this stage still conducted in the couple's more private moments) is an expression of sexual daring and is lavishly rewarded sexually for experimenting, then it will be easier to move to more traditionally feminine behaviors on the part of the subject.
- By emphasizing the masculinist-ego gratifying component: The optimal approach appears to be an appeal to security: "Only a man really secure about his masculinity would have the courage to try [the intended procedure]." This allows the subject to justify the behavior as an experiment, and therefore the behavior is less likely to be viewed as a direct assault on the subject's masculinist ego. Of course, the resulting internal conflict that occurs as the result of contrasting hypermasculinist cultural programming with the androgyny-rewarding behavior of the (overtly female) trainer can be exploited. This is made all the easier because of cultural conditioning that alienates the subject from the nature of its own emotional state. The trainer steps in to resolve the conflict through reassurance and gentle encouragement of even more "adventurous" sex-play, and the subject may be drawn further toward demasculinization.
- Hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming are extremely effective when introduced at this stage. Pretexts to have the subject enter therapy abound: cessation of a smoking habit, stress reduction, etc., can all be used as a reason to introduce the subject to mind-control technology which can then be exploited by the trainer. An ideal situation is to have the therapist as a covert partner in the activity. Hypnosis can be used to relax the subject and break down defensive mechanisms, so that the subject can truly afford to enjoy the attention being given by the trainer. Neurolinguistic programming may be used to gradually initiate new sexual fantasies focusing on the rewarding of the subject by the trainer for appropriate (i.e., androgynous or even feminine) behavior.
The traditional cautions have to be emphasized that hypnosis cannot break down willpower completely, and that even advanced hypnotic states cannot override the basic morality of the subject. However, the hypnotic state may be used to induce confusion about the subject's psychosexual identity, which the trainer can then aid in resolving toward her objectives when the subject is returned to a conscious state. This is especially effective if the trainer inserts her own goals in the context of a fantasy-sharing experience. The hypnotic state introduces these shared goals at a subliminal level, and the context of fantasy provides a "safe escape" for the remaining masculinist personality. At this stage the ultimate objective must not be revealed to the subject, thus the emphasis on fantasy- sharing and subliminal manipulation.
Biofeedback and brain-wave alteration devices have not been evaluated for effectiveness by either couple in this study.
Despite claims in the sensational literature, there is no evidence that a fully developed sadomasochistic phase is required to induce hypersubmissive or cross-gender behavior in the subject. Of course, it may be the easiest way for the trainer to assume the single dominant role in the relationship, and the most directly intelligible to the subject. If this technique is chosen, training should emphasize instilling in the subject a deep desire to pleasure the trainer, no matter what the nature of the request. Aversion therapy to masculine behavior has been employed late in this phase, usually focusing on physical punishment for failure to satisfy the trainer. It is the experience of both couples in this study that no aversion therapy was necessary, and where proper foundations for the hypersubmissive personality were established, the subjects willingly and easily assumed their new role in the relationship.
Several commentators have postulated that gender dysphoria in a biologically normal male may be traced to hyper- aesthetic personality traits. These traits include:
- Hypersenstivity to environmental stimuli
- Inability to "control" emotional state (as considered gender appropriate by the culture)
To deal with these opportunities, the wise trainer will exploit two culturally induced masculine characteristics:
- The state of being separated from their own body awareness outside a conventional sexual context (which accounts, in part, for the egocentric sexual performance of many conventional males).
- The state of being separated from their emotional condition.
Conventional masculinist culture places a premium on suppressing sensory stimuli and hyperrational ideation. Males are conditioned to "think through" a situation "rationally" as a way of differentiating themselves from feminine individuals, who are conditioned to place a higher value on empathy and both biological and physical self-awareness. These are weaknesses which can be exploited by the astute trainer.
During this phase, ataractic pharmacotherapy should be increased, and may be administered overtly depending on the subject. This modifies inhibition reactions in the subject and allows conditioning to proceed.
It is during this phase that sensual behavior should be exploited to its fullest. Remembering the basic inability of the subject to fully comprehend its own state, flooding the sensory inputs of the subject with novel stimuli (particularly sensual-sexual stimuli) are an effective way of breaking down the masculinist self-concept.
The subject should now be initiated in limited ways into an overtly androgynous life style. Using the pretext of updating its image, the trainer may usefully initiate the subject to more extensive cosmetic use. Emphasize the positive reaction from other females and the resultant improvement in the subject's appearance. Sexually reward experimentation. A useful addition to pharmacotherapy is to increase sedation before planned exercises in image modification, and to continue increased dosage until sexual reward has been granted, thus increasing the effectiveness of the behavioral conditioning.
Particularly useful is the introduction of body and skin- care practices, which may be used to focus the subject's awareness inward. Cosmetic practices that require "passive" participation by the subject (done in professional settings to the subject and requiring time to process [e.g., heat activated hair conditioners]) may be useful, as they begin to build a pattern of future submission to the trainer's tastes and a pattern of allowing the subject's image to be manipulated with their willing participation. One of the study couples reported excellent results when the trainer administered 10mg of Valium, hypnotized the subject, and then proceeded to direct extensive modification of the subject's appearance (although not overt effeminization at this stage).
These attempts at building a narcissistic experience need reinforcement from other means: Neurolinguistic programming is vitally important as a means of refocusing parts of the subject's fantasy life inward on emotional gratification that comes from physical "pampering" and the emotional attention granted by the trainer.
The trainer should also encourage the subject to display a full emotional range, beginning in the privacy of the domestic environment. Particularly important is the development of a grief processing mechanism, focusing on using crying as a release for pent-up senses of loss and frustration. Loss of emotional defense should be encouraged. All dependency is to be transferred to the trainer at this point.
During this phase of training, the subject should be encouraged to take up an aesthetic hobby: cosmetology, flower arranging, gourmet cooking, needlepoint, art, and knitting are all useful as shared activities which bond the subject to the experience of the trainer.
The practical benefits of such hobbies should not be underestimated: where the trainer elects to exterminate the masculinist personality completely, these hobbies may serve as the basis of new income producing skills (as most subjects entering the next phase of training will have to confront the consequences of behavior considered "gender- inappropriate" in the workplace. All these activities require developed sensitivity and attention to detail in a context which can become a shared pastime between trainer and subject. The sense of completely shared experience will serve as the emotional basis for the next phase, which involves substituting identification with the trainer for the sharing experiences building now.
This phase also presents the opportunity to construct the basis of the hypersubmissive personality. While some trainers elect to stop at this point, this article will continue through additional phases.
Developing the hypersubmissive behaviors can now be easily accomplished by a combination of behavior modification technique to reward the subject, and a mix of hypnosis and neurolinguistic programming to instill a strong desire to please the trainer. This should be exaggerated until the subject does not consider the consequences of its behavior: alteration of emotional state on voice command of the trainer, induced physical responses to voice commands (e.g., sexual display), or alteration of the fulfillment mechanisms to voice or non-verbal command (e.g., the subject automatically rejecting argument in favor of submission during emotional discussions or directed changes in food, clothing or color preferences).
These practices are aimed at a common point: increasing sensual experience as mediated by the trainer. Proper conditioning results in the subject having euphoric reactions to the experimentation, revelling in both the attention of the trainer and the physical experience of being processed. The trainer then can move on to the induction of psychological dependence by rewarding the behavior so as to reinforce it. This phase should take between six to ten months.
Preparation of the subject for further training includes planning career changes to a more androgynous vocation. Skills acquired and interest shown during the "hobby training" started now can be used to provide a basis for a new economic identity. Neurolinguistic programming appears to be the most effective vehicle for accomplishing this task.
One other practical innovation should be discussed at this point. This phase is the last good opportunity to initiate the subject in the performance of domestic duties: laundry, housekeeping, cooking, food shopping, etc., all can be turned into excellent practical advantage, particularly if the subject is unable to make a vocational change immediately. The practical result is that a reduction in total income may be felt, but it will be in part compensated for by the reduction in outside service expense for domestic chores now performed by the subject. Reward for good performance reinforces these practical skills, and builds pride in the subject's growing mastery of the traditionally feminine role. Letting this key component of training start past this phase may result in the induced hyper-aetheticism and narcissism, but with the side effect of lowering the available contribution of the subject to the couple's domestic economy.
While this phase is ending, best results seemed to occur with the gradual withdrawal of Valium pharmacotherapy toward the end of the cycle, combined with the usual supportive measures. This is in preparation for the next phase of training, in which the pharmacological equirements switch from assisting ataraxis to producing euphoric reactions.
Exterminating Masculinist Traits
The complete breakdown of gender identification of the subject is the next phase of training. The base for hypersubmissive behavior having been formed, further changes can be more easily made as the subject's desire to please the trainer makes it even more plastic.
A key change is this phase is a change in pharmacotherapy: In order to establish the base of a traditionally feminine personality, euphorics rather than simple ataractics are called for as part of the protocol. One trainer reported good results with Tranxene, given at conventional pharmacologic levels. Trainers are strongly advised to follow dispensing cautions. The other trainer found Reserpil to be the medication of choice. Reserpil has more complicated side effects than Tranxene, but one stands out as potentially desirable for this use: the administration of Reserpil sometimes induces gynecomastia (enlargement of the breast tissues) in biologically normal males.
Vocational change is the first major step of this phase, which involves separating the subject from the reality of its former existence. Even if the subject is not yet able to fully exercise the productive skills taught in the previous phase, it is preferable that the subject contribute only to the domestic economy in non-cash forms rather than that the subject to continue its former way of life. Of course, if opportunity exists to obtain gainful outside employment in a career traditionally viewed as "feminine", so much the better.
The vocational change now serves as the pretext for the first true realignment of the subject's gender identity. Using preparation for its new role as an introduction, the trainer should now concentrate on gradually crossing from androgynization to outright effeminization of the subject: removal of all remaining body hair (preferably permanently), brow shaping, hair coloring, and the frank application of makeup in accordance with the desire to produce a credible feminine appearance and the trainer's personal tastes are but a beginning. The subject should be encouraged (via hypnosis and neurolinguistic programming) to increase its overtly feminine appearance: "feminine" clothing introduced over a six- to eight- month period should now be completely substituted for its previous apparel. Do not allow the subject to dress in unrestrictive clothing at this stage: even jeans, for example, may remind the subject of its previous masculinist experience and send a mixed message which undercuts the trainer's authority.
One technique that proved effective was for the trainer to enter the subject for a complete professional cosmetic make-over at this stage while in a pharmacological euphoria reinforced through post-hypnotic suggestion. The induced gender confusion was further rewarded by behavior therapy when the couple returned home, with the result that the subject actually looked forward to future sessions on its own.
Combine the pharmacological therapy with further behavior training at this stage. The trainer should encourage the subject using the basic four techniques discussed during the de-stabilization process, with an important change: the desire to please the trainer (upon whom the subject has now become emotionally dependent) is substituted for the gratification of the masculinist ego, which should now be ruthlessly suppressed. This outer transformation into overtly feminine aspect is more easily accomplished with an ectomorphic subject, as the basic body frame will need minimum cosmetic change to produce a convincingly feminine appearance. Ectomorphic bodies can often get by without recourse to specially fitted apparel, which reduces cost of the transformation. If size difference between the trainer and the subject is low, the ectomorphic subject may provide the option of simply sharing the trainer's wardrobe, which has the added benefit of increasing identification with the trainer even further, and reinforces the building equation between its newly acknowledged feminine nature and the historically feminine trainer. Endomorphs will often require special attention to diet and exercise programs to achieve suitable body shapes for a pleasing transformation in appearance. The classic mesomorphic male body is least promising of all, (due to shoulder/chest/waist/hip ratios) but with suitable attention to detail and the cooperation of a number of stores catering to transvestites, may be externally effeminized with moderately good results.
Additionally, the sexual cycle of the subject often needs modification. By a combination of good technique and reward, the subject should be encouraged to be relatively insensitive to penile stimulus after the excitement phase.
Teach the subject to focus on foreplay and elongate the plateau phase of the sexual act. Induce long-duration post-orgasmic sensations of extreme pleasure. This will allow the trainer to produce a male anatomy with a female arousal cycle, overcoming the normal male's problem of too short a sexual cycle time from arousal to post-orgasmic "afterglow". Obviously, this requires the trainer to postpone her own gratification temporarily during training to produce a sexual cycle in the subject more closely matched to her own needs. This is yet another example of how the serious trainer must face the reality of the responsibility she has taken on for both members of the pair.
Neurolinguistic programming should be stepped up, with an emphasis on identification with the trainer and the introduction of new fantasies centered on union with her (by fulfilling her commands and desires) as the basis for the new priorities in the subject's life. Response to basic voice command should be perfected now, with an eye toward satisfying the subject with simple verbal rewards: these rewards should praise the subject's feminine characteristics: "How pretty you are!" or "Good girl!" can be used as trigger phrases for a post-hypnotic suggestion that creates intense pleasure in the subject and can be used as the basis for further behavior modification.
An important choice is now one of a gender-appropriate name for the subject. For trainers wishing to retain completely feminine behavior of their subjects to the domestic setting, an androgynous name (e.g., Robin, Chris, Kim, Lynn) has advantages. For trainers with higher standards who desire total effeminization of their subjects, a completely unambiguous name should be chosen: (e.g., Diana, Barbara, etc.) appropriate for the trainers culture and preference. This may be used as a "pet name" at first, but for more lasting results this procedure appears useful: Renaming the subject consists of a series of hypnotic and neurolinguistic programming sessions focusing on the subject's desire for a new identity, and the creation of minor psychological discomfort in the subject with the inappropriateness of its existing name. The trainer once again steps in to resolve the conflict by offering a new identity more appropriate to the subject's expressed gender, which reinforces her image as protector and provider of all that is good in the subject's life.
One important consideration at this stage is the decision by the trainer as to whether or not the subject should retain any identification with its former life, particularly memories of a childhood of a different gender than it clearly has now. This is a difficult decision and has important practical consequences. On the one hand, exterminating any memory of the subject's past life and the substitution of a suitable biographic fantasy allows for maximum control over the subject. A combination of increased Tranxene therapy and daily or even twice daily hypnotic and neurolinguistic programming sessions may be required to completely disorient the subject from its life history. Ideally, these should be assisted by the professional who first introduced these practices. Do not expect this phase to take less than four months. Six months' duration appears "average." This is why a subject with few or weak ties to family or location is preferable. However, this makes the subject's psychological attachment to and dependence on the trainer unshakeable.
For maximum effectiveness, a change of even geographic location (giving both trainer and subject "a fresh start in a new place" with their new identities) has significant advantages, although an abrupt overt move may raise legal questions if the subject has family importantly concerned with the subject's status.
A complete break with the subject's past may open up the possibility that the subject's relatives may attempt to kidnap the subject for interrogation (claiming "he" has fallen under some kind of "cult" influence). A properly trained subject whose identity is firmly centered around the trainer can easily tolerate examination in such a way as to convince even experts that this change was initiated and approved by the subject, although it is better to avoid conflict and any possibility of disturbing the subject's programming. Fortunately, suitable precautions against deprogramming should be easy at this stage. Well planned moves that result in the covert removal of both trainer and subject to new locations with new legal identities are still the best way to continue complete control.
If the subject is allowed to retain memories of "her" past, they should be suitably modified to insert a cross- gender desire from the earliest times. This may leave a subject with minor residual self-awareness, but it is the easier and more practical choice if the trainer does not desire to relocate and/or desires to avoid any questions about the process from the subject's relatives.
The introduction of the most fantastic sexual practices will be eagerly welcomed by the subject at this stage, and the trainer has now has as her reward an eagerly obedient, classically conditioned, and completely effeminized mate, who can serve as lover, best friend, and companion (which due to cultural training conventional males cannot attempt), as well as a fantasy-partner and source of ego-gratification to the trainer.
A last important step of this phase is the removal of pharmacotherapy as a means of control over the subject, who has by now internalized a desire to please the trainer to a sufficient degree that pharmacotherapy should now be used as a special reward or reinforcement rather than as a routine procedure.
Hypnotic and neurolinguistic programming should be stepped up during withdrawl of pharmacotherapy, and then reduced to maintenance levels.
At this point, many trainers simply stop: a completely submissive transvestite mate who can share and appreciate all her interests and tastes may well be enough for any trainer. However, some other steps may be in order.
An important additional pharmacotherapy may be instituted now: the administration of feminizing hormones to the subject to complete a female upper body profile, depending on the tastes of the trainer. As a practical matter, feminizing the subject to this level requires little additional effort and has the positive character of making "her" role in the world more natural and easier. In particular, suitably clothing the subject is made easier because of the enhancement of choice and the greater ease of shopping together for new garments.
Administration of Estinyl or Premarin, and Brevicon or Norinyl in the appropriate dosage cycle have proven effective in recontouring the body and inducing secondary female sexual characteristics.
Trainers may induce a self-directed breast fetishism in the subject, allowing the subject to more fully share a common sexual arousal feeling with the trainer as a reward. This shared sexual feeling, coupled with the modification to the subject's sexual cycle completed in the previous phase results in an extremely plastic inter-gender partner trained to a peak of responsiveness.
In addition, if the feminizing hormones are administered in such a way as to correspond to the natural menstrual cycle of the trainer, more complete identification can be achieved, although this risks producing a biological source of potential conflict if difficult or painful menstruation is the common experience of the trainer, who must take care to induce pseudo-menstrual behavior in the subject as a way of increasing identification and sympathy for the trainer, carefully avoiding producing a complimentary pre-menstrual syndrome in the subject. It should be noted that administration of feminizing hormones typically results in libido changes in the subject, but modification of the subject's psychosexual state may now lead to orgasmic reactions even if physical orgasm is not possible or supressed.
Subjects conditioned to this degree represent a compromise in partner choices for the trainer, but a positive compromise: the advantage of satisfaction by a male anatomy, the possibility of pregnancy (if desired), while allowing for complete satisfaction of the trainer's needs by the now overtly intersexual partner which allows the fulfillment of homoerotic fantasy within the context of heterosexual contact. The subject can be trained to any selected degree of emotional sensitivity and support appropriate for the continued pleasure of the trainer. Shared behaviors and responses allow closer bonding than would be possible with a conventional male. In some sense, the trainer risks becoming involved in mutual dependence relationships with the subject, who has by now been so conditioned to attend to the trainer's needs and wants that those needs and wants cannot be easily fulfilled by another partner.
One of the two couples whose experience form the basis of this article has opted for a complete transformation of formerly male partner. D., aged 26, after five years' training, is now a candidate for sexual reassignment surgery. This process is not complete at the time of writing, but progress has been rapid.
Since the subject has already lived as a female for more than three years, and has independently begun taking feminizing hormones for more than 18 months, medical evaluation leading to a diagnosis of eonism was swift. Indeed, the subject has so completely identified with the female aspects of her trainer that no other conclusion appeared possible. Early monitoring and adjustment of hormonal therapy is giving rapid progress toward a completely female body structure. Limited plastic surgery has been performed to reshape the subject's brow ridges and remove the male throat cartilage, as well as narrow the nasal aspect. These changes taken together have completed a final external effeminization that makes the subject undetectable as a genetic male except by pubic examination. Given limited access to her medical records, we cannot definitively comment on the success of her planned operation in four month's time, but relay the diagnosis of her physicians that her prognosis is excellent. Her trainer has indicated her willingness to live with her friend (and current legal husband) to the medical community, ostensibly as a support mechanism to the subject. Both D. and her trainer (the use of the masculine possessive seems inappropriate now) report that they are happy with the decision and report that their personal affection and mutual dependence is more important than the conventional view of the sexual relationship.
Long Term Considerations
There are a number of issues to be confronted in the long- term care and maintenance of these subjects:
- In both cases, the extermination of previous personality required extensive work in rebuilding a suitable and credible biographic fiction for the subject, as simple amnesia of all past life proved too disturbing to tolerate.
In both cases, the subject must spend a large part of its remaining life in a state of hypnotic trance or post-hypnotic suggestion. This requires a significant investment of time and emotional resource to maintain. If the subject is allowed to be conventionally conscious for long periods, induced amnesia and the restructuring of personality effectively prevents regression to a normal masculinist personality. However, self-awareness may lead to independent functioning of the subject's ego, which is what hypersubmissiveness training seeks to avoid.
A secondary effect is that the subject cannot be allowed employment which requires high degrees of concentration or mental activity. This may eventually "dull down" the personality of the subject and reduce its value to the trainer in its role as companion. Shared mental stimulation is important to retain its value to the trainer. This must be mediated by the trainer and directed by her, and may require significant effort.
- The hypersubmissive subject displays extreme anxiety at separation from the trainer for more than the briefest intervals or when left alone in an unstructured setting. Care must be taken lest the subject develop depressive conditions during required abscenses of the trainer for more than a few day's duration, as suicidal ideation may ensue.
- The biological effects of administering large doses of feminizing hormones to biologically normal males may include increased risk of thrombosis or myocardial infarction and increased risk of some kinds of cancers. During peak administration, signs of depression have also been noted. It is important to have suitable, competent medical monitoring of the subject.
- Subjects on long term psychopharmacologic therapy should be closely monitored and dispensing instructions should be carefully followed. Particular caution should be exercised when combining alcohol with any ataractic or euphoric. Trainers are cautioned to have the subject avoid all alcohol consumption during its training, or provide suitable non-alcoholic substitutes. Under no circumstances should the trainer be taking any psychoactive drugs herself during the time the subject is being medicated, as she is now responsible for the physical and mental well being of both individuals during training, and cannot afford to make mistakes in dispensing these powerful medications.
- For those contemplating either the administration of feminizing hormones or the induction of an eonistic state, recall that the while the effects of hormonal therapy are at least in principle reversible through radical mastectomy, surgical reassignment of sex is not reversible in any satisfactory way. While the male-to- female transformation is comparatively uncomplicated, there is as yet no good reliable procedure to construct a phallus. Therefore the couple must be very sure that this extra step is indeed what they want, and ideally the subject should be allowed sufficient consciousness to participate (albeit in a limited way) in the decision.
- Complete conversion of a subject is an expensive and time consuming process. A minimum investment of US$250,000 will be required, and long term costs may raise the total cost to over US$800,000. This means that financial resources adequate to begin the task must be acquired before proceeding, and that it is likely that the subject will be required to devote its lifetime earnings after transformation to pay for its processing. Couples without adequate resources are advised not to proceed into later stages of training. A five to eight year committment is required to completely process a subject in the manner described.
- The trainer must confront the moral responsibility for directing such an extensive change in another's life. There is no way to simply "return" the subject to its condition prior to training, although one report came to our attention of a trainer who could no longer cope with the burden, and induced conventional insanity with the goal of allowing conventional therapy to restore an independent condition (but not the original condition) to the subject. This produced a depressive reaction in the trainer, as she took it as a "failure" of her ability, and it was required that she enter psychotherapy to deal with guilt-associated feelings. The subject was reported as having been committed for long term psychiatric hospitalization and no further information was available.
At least this should serve as a cautionary note.
A Personal aside
During the six months it took to research this article, and over fifty interviews (which were not recorded except as notes at the couples' request), we found our own perspective shifting. At first, interest in the topic for academic research shifted into a faint feeling of personal antipathy for any person who could so completely and methodically destroy the individuality of another. Despite strong convictions that our current masculinist chauvinist culture is in desperate need of replacement, we questioned whether this was appropriate, or whether this practice merely involved reverse exploitation that left the trainers as morally guilty as the chauvinists.
Yet in both cases, based on separate interviews with the subjects while not in the trainer's influence, we could not help but be surprised by the apparent satisfaction and happiness of the subjects (even when measured by psychological tests of personality and attitude). Perhaps there exists in all of us some need to bond completely with another human that these practices exaggerate and charicature, but that represents a potential within each individual.
Revealing all My secrets are we? It's gonna be panties for you from now on boy...