I was intrigued by the butch-femme dynamic that seemed to be so steeped in lesbianism and wanted to see what it would be like. And, although facing their pain in such a real way may hurt, it will only serve to further solidify the bond that we share. When your partner communicates to you that a certain situation is potentially dangerous, heed her words. As a cis woman, I cannot fully understand what it means to be trans. To be honest, I dated her with the intention of experimentation. These rules are only to be followed if you have a mutual trust and respect.
I had no choice but to broaden my perspective in order to see things through her eyes.
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And I now have to live with some of the damage I caused by questioning what she knows to be true through her lived experience. And that barrier is lived experience. Getty Images I must also include that, if you are attracted to butches, you should go for it. We know that, if we can walk through that pain, we can love our partners on a deeper level. I feared that I would be perceived as the weaker, more subservient partner because, again, society has such a narrow view of what strength looks like.