Autogynephilia in Women

  title={Autogynephilia in Women},
  author={Charles Moser},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={539 - 547}
  • C. Moser
  • Published 30 June 2009
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Homosexuality
Autogynephilia, an erotic interest in the thought or image of oneself as a woman, has been described as a sexual interest of some male-to-female transsexuals (MTFs); the term has not been applied to natal women. To test the possibility that natal women also experience autogynephilia, an Autogynephilia Scale for Women (ASW) was created from items used to categorize MTFs as autogynephilic in other studies. A questionnaire that included the ASW was distributed to a sample of 51 professional women… 

Autogynephilia: an underappreciated paraphilia.

  • A. Lawrence
  • Psychology
    Advances in psychosomatic medicine
  • 2011
The concept of autogynephilia can assist clinicians in understanding some otherwise puzzling manifestations of nonhomosexual MtF transsexualism and offers a theory of motivation for one type of MtF transgenderism.

Debating the Meaning of Autogynephilia

The transsexual informants expressed varying opinions concerning the meaning and significance of autogynephilia. Many believed that autogynephilia was a paraphilia that had given rise to their gender

How Autogynephilic Are Natal Females?

Blanchard proposed that autogynephilia is a natal male’s paraphilic sexual arousal in response to the thought or fantasy of being a woman. Furthermore, based on evidence collected from natal males

Autogynephilia and the typology of male-to-female transsexualism: Concepts and controversies.

Abstract. Sexual scientists have recognized for over a century that biologic males who seek sex reassignment – male-to-female (MtF) transsexuals – are not a homogeneous clinical population but

The Case Against Autogynephilia

ABSTRACT Autogynephilia is a paraphilic model that states that all male-to-female (MtF) transsexuals who are not exclusively attracted toward men are instead sexually oriented toward the thought or

Autogynephilia: A scientific review, feminist analysis, and alternative ‘embodiment fantasies’ model

  • J. Serano
  • Psychology
    The Sociological Review
  • 2020
It is generally accepted within psychology and among trans health providers that transgender people who transition do so because they have a gender identity that is incongruent with their

Autogynephilia Is a Flawed Framework for Understanding Female Embodiment Fantasies: A Response to Bailey and Hsu (2022).

In this paper, we critically evaluate Bailey and Hsu’s (2022) article, which attempts to refute the existence of “autogynephilia in women.” Blanchard’s (1989a, 1989b) theory of autogynephilia posits

Male-to-Female Transsexual Individuals' Experience of Clinical Relationships: A Phenomological Study

This phenomenological study was designed to gain insight into male-to-female transsexual clients' experience of clinical relationships. Transsexual clients who enter into a clinical relationship have

Men Trapped in Men’s Bodies

Male-to-female (MtF) transsexuals are often described as “women trapped in men’s bodies,” but there are two different types of MtF transsexuals, and this description is more applicable to one type

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Research on the sexual health of trans women (male-to-female spectrum transgender people), has focused primarily on sexual response and satisfaction after initiating hormone treatment or undergoing



Clinical observations and systematic studies of autogynephilia.

It is concluded that the concept of autogynephilia is needed to fill a gap in the current battery of concepts and categories for thinking about gender identity disorders.

Autogynephilia: A Paraphilic Model of Gender Identity Disorder

SUMMARY Autogynephilia is defined as a male's propensity to be sexually aroused by the thought or image of himself as female. Autogynephilia explains the desire for sex reassignment of some

Partial versus complete autogynephilia and gender dysphoria.

It is confirmed that men who are sexually aroused at the thought of having a vulva are more likely to want to be women.

Early History of the Concept of Autogynephilia

The writer’s research on the taxonomy of gender identity disorders in biological males suggested that heterosexual, asexual, and bisexual transsexuals are more similar to each other—and to transvestites—than any of them is to the homosexual type, and that the common feature in transvestite and the three types of non-homosexual transsexuals is a history of erotic arousal.

The concept of autogynephilia and the typology of male gender dysphoria.

  • R. Blanchard
  • Psychology
    The Journal of nervous and mental disease
  • 1989
The hypothesis that the major types of nonhomosexual gender dysphoria constitute variant forms of one underlying disorder, which may be characterized as autogynephilicGender dysphoria is supported.

Becoming What We Love: autogynephilic transsexualism conceptualized as an expression of romantic love

  • A. Lawrence
  • Psychology
    Perspectives in biology and medicine
  • 2007
A broader conception of autogynephilia can more accurately be conceptualized as a type of sexual orientation and as a variety of romantic love, involving both erotic and affectional or attachment-based elements.

Research Methods for the Typological Study of Gender Disorders in Males

Adult male gender patients present with such diverse signs and symptoms that one cannot assume that they are all suffering from the same disorder or that they will all respond optimally to the same

DSM-IV-TR and the Paraphilias

Abstract The DSM-IV-TR (2000) sets its own standards for inclusion of diagnoses and for changes in its text. The Paraphilia section is analyzed from the perspective of how well the DSM meets those

The Kinsey data: Marginal tabulations of the 1938-1963 interviews conducted by the Institute for Sex Research

The 580 tables in this volume present data collected by Dr. Alfred Kinseys Institute for Sex Research in the years 1938-63. In addition to marginal tabulations the volume includes text on the history

The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism

The Man Who Would Be Queen is the most controversial book on transsexuality since Janice Raymond's The Transsexual Empire (1979) and is the latest challenge to what already was a fragile relationship