What is Feminization Hypnosis?
Feminization hypnosis is the process of inducing hypnotic states in men which allow them to assume a female identification. It is a controversial type of hypnosis, occasionally classified as a type of voluntary brainwashing. In a session, the normal male personality and perceptions of a male body are set aside as a female personality, and an imagined female body and sensations are created in the mind of the client. This may be accomplished by traditional hypnosis suggestions, metaphorical stories, or intense visualization while under hypnosis. Some providers employ significant "brainwashing" techniques, including disorientation through extreme volume, confusing voices and imagery, and belittling of the male personality and body while asserting female characteristics. The sessions may or may not include an experience of sex as a woman.
Feminization hypnosis is primarily used in three ways: by transgendered, transvestite (cross-dresser) and transsexual men; in the context of a dominant/submissive relationship (FemDom); and as sexual experimentation.
Feminization for Transgendered, Transsexual and Transvestite Men
The process of sorting out sexual identity is a difficult one for many men. For those who self-identify more strongly as a woman than a man, they may seek outlets for their female side including cross-dressing, gender reassignment surgery and, increasingly, hypnosis. Feminization hypnosis can play an important role in helping men to express a more feminine side, to enhance the experience of cross-dressing, and to prepare or complete gender reassignment surgery. The hypnosis in this case tends toward traditional suggestion and visualization.
Forced Feminization and FemDom Hypnosis
In the context of a dominant-submissive relationship, forced feminization is a relatively common form of sexual play. The dominant may be male, but the vast majority are female (FemDom). This is generally termed forced feminization as the submissive is "forced" by the dominant to assume a feminine role, including the wearing of women's clothing and makeup, but may not be transgendered in his normal life. Hypnosis can enhance role-playing in these situations, and brainwashing techniques may be used by the dominant.
In the case of a series of such recorded products by Isabella Valentine, a well known female dominant using hypnosis extensively, brainwashing includes high volume, tremolo binaural brainwave patterns played very rapidly, alternating beats in each ear, white noise, high frequencies, drones, whispers and static to achieve significant confusion for the listener while suggestions and subliminal suggestions are repeated for effect.
Sexual Experimentation via Hypnosis
A number of men are curious about the female experience to the degree that they will seek outlets for exploration and experimentation. This may range from simple role-playing, to forced feminization, to experimentation through hypnosis. Recorded products are available specifically for such experiences, including some that are designed to be used by couples for more effect role-playing and role-reversal.
Where to Find Feminization Hypnosis
For transgendered, transsexual and transvestite men, clinical hypnotherapists are available in most large cities with sufficient training and experience to be very helpful. There are no recognized certifications or training programs in feminization hypnosis, but transgender studies are recognized area of study in psychology and a great deal of material is available to hypnosis practitioners. It is highly unlikely that you will find a hypnotherapist or consulting hypnotist engaged in forced feminization hypnosis as part of his or her clinical practice. Generally, this type of hypnosis is performed by amateur and professional dominants who have undergone a study of hypnosis, psychological conditioning and, for some, so-called brainwashing.
Recorded products are available which cover all three areas of use. Recognized and authoritative creators of such products include:
- Richard MacKenzie (www.richardmackenzie.co.uk) with a well-regarded product for transgenders that is almost entirely free of erotic references.
- Isabella Valentine (www.isabellavalentine.com), a hypnotist, NLP practitioner and student of psychology, is well-known in the field of FemDom hypnosis and brainwashing for feminization.
- Mistress Shelly (www.studiojezebel.com) maintains a comprehensive site offering products and advice for transgenders and others.
Any of these will serve as good starting points for further research.