Sexuality of Male-to-Female Transsexuals

  title={Sexuality of Male-to-Female Transsexuals},
  author={Jaimie F. Veale and Dave Clarke and Terri C. Lomax},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
Blanchard’s (J Nerv Ment Dis 177:616–623, 1989) theory of autogynephilia suggests that male-to-female transsexuals can be categorized into different types based on their sexuality. Little previous research has compared the sexuality of male-to-female transsexuals to biological females. The present study examined 15 aspects of sexuality among a non-clinical sample of 234 transsexuals and 127 biological females, using either an online or a paper questionnaire. The results showed that, overall… 

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There is much debate surrounding the classification of male-tofemale (MtF) transsexuals based on sexual orientation. Central to this debate are two studies by Blanchard (1989a, 1989b) which proposed

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A Further Assessment of Blanchard’s Typology of Homosexual Versus Non-Homosexual or Autogynephilic Gender Dysphoria

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Male-to-Female Transsexuals’ Impressions of Blanchard's Autogynephilia Theory

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Evidence Against a Typology: A Taxometric Analysis of the Sexuality of Male-to-Female Transsexuals

  • J. Veale
  • Psychology
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2014
Results show little support for a taxonomy, which contradicts previous theory that has suggested MF transsexuals’ sexuality is typological.

Evidence Against a Typology: A Taxometric Analysis of the Sexuality of Male-to-Female Transsexuals

  • J. Veale
  • Psychology
    Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • 2014
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Theory and Case Histories

After proposing in 1989 that some MtF transsexuals experienced autogynephilia—the propensity to be sexually aroused by the thought or image of oneself as a female—Blanchard continued to conduct

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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  • J. Serano
  • Psychology
    The Sociological Review
  • 2020
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Typology of Male-to-Female Transsexualism

This study tested a prediction derived f r o m the hypothesis that asexua! and bisexual transsexualism are actually subtypes o f heterosexual transsexualism. Two questionnaire scales measuring erotic

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.

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Analysis of advertisement content suggested that gynandromorphophilia constitutes a distinct erotic interest.

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Sexuality Before and After Male-to-Female Sex Reassignment Surgery

  • A. Lawrence
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2005
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The discrete syndromes of transvestism and transsexualism.

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Nonmonotonic relation of autogynephilia and heterosexual attraction.

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