When Selves Have Sex: What the Phenomenology of Trans Sexuality Can Teach About Sexual Orientation

@article{Bettcher2014WhenSH,
  title={When Selves Have Sex: What the Phenomenology of Trans Sexuality Can Teach About Sexual Orientation},
  author={T. Bettcher},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  year={2014},
  volume={61},
  pages={605 - 620}
}
  • T. Bettcher
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Homosexuality
  • In this article, Bettcher argues that sexual attraction must be reconceptualized in light of transgender experience. In particular, Bettcher defends the theory of “erotic structuralism,” which replaces an exclusively other-directed account of gendered attraction with one that includes a gendered eroticization of self as an essential component. This erotic experience of self is necessary for other-directed gendered desire, where the two are bound together and mutually informing. One consequence… CONTINUE READING
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