Transgender Man Identifies As DOG To Bring Him Closer To His Husband (VIDEO)
In a video and news story that is starting to go viral, a gay transgender man (?) claims that he now identifies as a dog, and even dons a BDSM style dog costume.
He says that “chasing sticks and playing on all fours” brings him closer to his husband.
Playing fetch on all fours might seem like an unusual activity for an adult, but one man who identifies as a dog says it has brought him closer to his husband.
Tony McGinn, known as ‘Tony Bark’ to his friends, says he has been into animal role-play his entire life, and refers to himself as a ‘human pup’.
The 30-year-old, who was born female and is transgender, is supported by his husband and ‘handler’ Andrew who accompanies him to regular play dates with other role-players in their hometown of Los Angeles.
‘A lot of little kids like to play like they’re a dog and most of them grow out of it. I just never grew out of that.
‘And now in my adult life, in my relationships, it’s a way for me to feel vulnerable and exposed and close to my partner. It’s a very intimate thing.
‘Imagine if the easiest way to delight your partner is you just throw a ball across the room. Relationships wouldn’t fail anymore if that’s all you had to do.’
Andrew added: ‘I hang out and I provide him with lots of attention and tell him he is a good boy. That’s basically 90 percent of it.
But that doesn’t mean Tony doesn’t think of himself as a ‘real dog’. He states confidently that he ‘identifies as a dog’ and says pet play is about getting into the head-space of the animal.
‘Some people wear costumes, some people try to get into the head space of the animal and think as an animal would.’
Tony does all of these, donning a home-made dog ‘hood’ for his pet play meetings, as well as a sex-toy harness which he reverses and uses to hold a rubber silicone tail.
‘In a practical sense all I really do is help fill out the fantasy by being the human,’ said Andrew. ‘In the same way a human looks after their pet to make sure that their pet doesn’t have a little too much fun and hurt themselves.
‘I bring water and just tell Tony when he needs to chill out.’
But pet play is not just a personal hobby for the couple. Tony has won numerous competitions and awards for his pet play, including two ‘best in show’ awards.
‘People come to my house and they see my ribbons and they say, ‘Oh, you have won all those ribbons at dog shows. But they rarely ask if I am the dog.’
Six years ago, Andrew and Tony became part of the LA Pony and Critter Club – an animal role-play group founded by Ann Noble.
Ann, who says she started the club to provide a safe space for people to explore animal role-play, holds regular ‘play dates’ for her members.
‘We have just the best time,’ said Ann. ‘Every time I do it, it’s like the best time of my life, it’s the best moment of my life.
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