Trans Women Doing Sex in San Francisco

  title={Trans Women Doing Sex in San Francisco},
  author={Colin J. Williams and Martin S. Weinberg and Joshua G Rosenberger},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
This research investigates the sexuality of trans women (individuals who were assigned male status at birth who currently identify as women), by focusing on the “bodily techniques” (Crossley, 2006) they use in “doing” sexuality. The “doing sexuality” framework not only is modeled after the “doing gender” approach of West and Zimmerman (1987), but also utilizes the idea of “sexual embodiment” to emphasize the agency of trans women as they conceptualize and organize their sexuality in a socially… Expand
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