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Femboy, sometimes also refered to as Rosboy, describes a male person with a soft feminine gender presentation. They can be anywhere on the gender spectrum, but the key defining feature is a femboy being someone embracing physically masculine features while also dressing in clothes that are culturally considered to be feminine.



History

Effeminacy has been used throughout history, backtracking all the way to Ancient Greece and Rome. The slang "femboy" originated in the 1990s to describe effeminate men who represent femininely by wearing skirts, thigh highs, and other various feminine accessories, and the first online community dedicated to it was created in the form of "Boi Fancy" in 2001. Femboys have recently become more popular on social media, probably also thanks to the common depiction of such in anime.

Some femboys identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community and are gay and/or queer. However, you do not need to be LGBTQ+ to be a femboy. Anybody of any background, lifestyle, and orientation can be a femboy.

(Does not have to be considered "feminine" at all. That's just the common stereotype.)

Visual

The femboy visual most often includes things such:

  • Skirts
  • Thigh highs
  • Colors viewed as more "feminine" in nature, such as pink
  • Dresses
  • A more effeminate physical appearance

Fashion

Femboy fashion consists of outfits considered to be "feminine." Things such as:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Women's boots
  • Thigh highs
  • Feminine colors

Makeup/Hair

Femboy-style makeup can be anywhere from none at all to heavy. Some makeup styles can include:

  • Light eyeshadow
  • Mascara
  • Eyeliner
  • Bronzer
  • Tinted lip balm
  • Filled/defined brows


Popular femboy hairstyles are things like short cuts and sometimes long hair.

Resources

External links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.

Communities

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