This is a question I've been thinking about for a while, and something which I'd like to write about in some depth. I'm posting here because I want to get a feel for what the sissies on the forum, as well as regular members, think about the issues.
If you are attracted to humiliation, degradation and submission, it makes sense that you may be into something like... puppy play, where the submissive partner plays the role of a puppy, and his/her master trains/controls them. This makes sense because a puppy is below the level of a human. If I treat you like you are a dog, I am degrading you, I am treating you as being beneath what you really are.
The same can be said for some adult babies. If I dress you in a nappy, and treat you like a baby, somebody with a fetish for humiliation may like this. A baby is a low status human, and by reducing you to that level once again I degrade you.
Things get interesting when I force you to cross-dress. There is little that is degrading about forcing a woman into man's clothes, but the reverse gets a big reaction!
Sissies don't just wear female clothes, they wear fantastical, over exaggerated feminine clothing. And as something turned on by humiliation and degradation, I can't help but think this is because a woman is still viewed in our society as being lower status to a man. A man is degraded when he is made to dress like a female, because such behaviour is beneath him.
Obviously being a sissy doesn't mean you actually believe that men are above women, but I think it's reflective of society's entrenched view on the matter. I recall watching a documentary about BDSM, and one man featured was a Jewish man who felt very aroused by the idea of being dominated by a Nazi and treated as sub-human. I think it's fair to say that this man did not actually believe that Nazis are better than Jews, sexuality isn't really tied to rationality.
But I think all this raises a moral question: by taking part in being a sissy, are we passively allowing ourselves to indulge in sexism? Should we be resisting sissiness, or should we at least be feeling a little uncomfortable?
Should the Jewish man be taking sexual gratification from what was an horrendous period in history?
I'd be interested in hearing other people's views on tall this.
Please note that I don't wish to actually make anybody feel guilty about their sexual desires. I am of course of the view that any sexual behaviour that is safe, sane and consensual is perfectly fine. And if you find Nazis sexy I don't judge you at all. What I'm driving at is that there seems to be some... philosophical problems with being a sissy. This is a mature topic where we do not debate to to swing people's opinions or defend sexual desires, instead I want to try to get to the bottom of what the source of enjoyment for being a sissy is, and what role sexism has in it all.