Yes. I used to create female personas online and talk to other people, especially other males.
And I do identify as a he. And I know how bad all of this sounds: ‘you’re playing with others emotions!’, ’this is just a fraud’ type of bad.
But hear me out. I did not do this for money. I did this as a mere attempt of seeking attention. I was once curious why girls will never worry about having no one to talk to.
Now obviously we know this is just not true. But I learned it by creating a Twitter account using my friends photo, blend into multiple teenage communities and several nightless trials of sexting with dudes over 30 y.o.
My recklessness was worth it. I now learned we are all the same online —regardless how you think you might be different — you are not.