Who are gynandromorphophilic men? Characterizing men with sexual interest in transgender women

  title={Who are gynandromorphophilic men? Characterizing men with sexual interest in transgender women},
  author={Kevin J. Hsu and A M Rosenthal and D I Miller and J. Michael Bailey},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  pages={819 - 827}
Background Gynandromorphophilia (GAMP) is sexual interest in gynandromorphs (GAMs; colloquially, shemales). GAMs possess a combination of male and female physical characteristics. Thus, GAMP presents a challenge to conventional understandings of sexual orientation as sexual attraction to the male v. female form. Speculation about GAMP men has included the ideas that they are homosexual, heterosexual, or especially, bisexual. Method We compared genital and subjective sexual arousal patterns of… 

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