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  Transvestism, transsexualism and transgender issues (The Men's Bibliography)
Transvestism, transsexualism and transgender issues (The Men's Bibliography)
A Continent of Mannerisms: The Politics of Radical Drag.
Dekker, Rudolf M. and van de Pol, Lotte C. The Tradition of Female Transvestism in Early Modern Europe.
mensbiblio.xyonline.net /trans.html   (1389 words)

  
  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Transvestism
Transvestism is literally the practice of cross-dressing, wearing the clothing of the opposite sex, and transvestite literally refers to a person who cross-dresses.
The term transvestism has undergone several changes of meaning since it was coined in the 1910s, and it is still used in a variety of senses.
The extreme transvestism that is still associated with the LGBT community, which differs quite obviously from most other forms of transvestism, became known as drag.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Transvestism   (1292 words)

  
  5-Steps
Transvestism is often confused with homosexuality because there is a certain amount of cross-dressing in the homosexual community, usually for entertainment, drag shows, Halloween, or for prostitution, and people make the assumption that anyone who cross dresses does so primarily for sexual reasons, as is the case with homosexuals.
Transvestism is often found in connection with other sexual patterns such as dominance, bondage, sadomasochism, and various forms of fetishism.
Transvestism does not seem to be a major social problem, though it may be a problem for the individual transvestite.
www.aosoc.org /Webmistress_Choices/Buckner.htm   (4646 words)

  
 IFGE Books - Fantastic Women - Woodhouse
Transvestism does not mean becoming a woman, even on a temporary basis,.
Transvestism involves switching roles and identity, not only from masculine to feminine, but also from reality to fantasy.
Yet to claim that transvestism blurs the edges of the gender divide is to ignore the feelings of women married to transvestite men.
www.ifge.org /books/fantastic_women.htm   (384 words)

  
 Susan's Place Transgender Resources for Transsexuals and Crossdressers: Library: Comparison of Transvestism in ...
Another area of contention, namely, whether transvestism is a discrete syndrome from transsexualism (Pauly, 1965; Barker, 1966; Stoller, 1973), is important since the advent of irreversible sex-change operations.
The present study aims to clarify the characteristics of transvestism by investigating a large sample of Australian and American subjects who were members of clubs established for transvestites.
This may be due to the fact that the large majority of subjects had begun crossdressing by later adolescence and, consequently, their pattern of transvestite behavior was well established by the time the questionnaire was completed.
www.susans.org /reference/compartv.html   (2647 words)

  
  Eddy Elmer: Transvestites and the nature of cross-dressing
Transvestism is medically-defined as a psychosexual mental illness, "the essential feature [of which] is recurrent and persistent cross-dressing by a heterosexual male that during at least the initial phase.
Transvestism must not be confused with fetishism, either, as fetishism involves the obsession with numerous objects including, or instead of, clothing.
Transvestism is not sexual masochism, as the masochist will willingly embarrass him/herself in public in order to get aroused, while the transvestite dresses as a member of the opposite sex not to embarrass him/herself, but to become aroused by the clothing itself.
www.eddyelmer.com /articles/trnsv92.htm   (3705 words)

  
  Transvestism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The term transvestism has undergone several changes of meaning since it was coined in the 1910s ; and, unfortunately, it is still used in all of these meanings except the very first one.
The extremely transvestism that is still associated with the LBG community, which differs quite obviously from most other forms of transvestism, became known as drag.
Transvestism, Transgenderism, and Deuteronomy 22:5 Suggests that primary motive for Deuteronomy's cross-dressing ban is to prevent disguises being used to gain access to women's buildings/areas.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Transvestism.html   (1210 words)

  
 Transvestism - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The term transvestism has undergone several changes of meaning since it was coined in the 1910s, and it is still used in all of these meanings except the very first one.
The extreme transvestism that is still associated with the LGBT community, which differs quite obviously from most other forms of transvestism, became known as drag.
That left transvestism as transvestic fetishism, in which transvestic behavior is coupled with, and often necessary for, sexual arousal.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Transvestism   (1268 words)

  
 Eddy M. Elmer: Transvestism & the nature of cross-dressing
Transvestism is medically-defined as a psychosexual mental illness, "the essential feature [of which] is recurrent and persistent cross-dressing by a heterosexual male that during at least the initial phase.
Transvestism must not be confused with fetishism, either, as fetishism involves the obsession with numerous objects including, or instead of, clothing.
Transvestism is not sexual masochism, as the masochist will willingly embarrass him/herself in public in order to get aroused, while the transvestite dresses as a member of the opposite sex not to embarrass him/herself, but to become aroused by the clothing itself.
www3.telus.net /eddyelmer/Artics/trnsv92.htm   (3726 words)

  
 Transvestism
differentiated three clinically distinct categories of transvestism: the nuclear transvestite (a truly heterosexual, fetishistic cross-dresser with no gender identity disturbance), the marginal transvestite (often gender dysphoric, bisexual, and effeminate as a child), and the fetishistic transsexual (a man with gender identity disturbance, a history of fetishistic activity, and homosexual orientation).
The fact that transvestism is almost exclusively a male disease and more widespread than commonly believed, is a more impressive testimonial for man’s dissatisfaction with maleness and his wish to be a female.
Consistent with the current definition of transvestism, the focus in this first section is on transvestism in heterosexual males, largely because of the relative clinical rarity of nontranssexual cross-dressing in women.
www.health.am /sex/more/transvestism   (975 words)

  
 Transvestism
To understand the different meanings of transvestism it is necessary to explain the development of the term and the reasons behind the changes of meaning.
Transvestic fetishism is a sexual fetish for the clothing of the opposite gender.
Transvestic fetishism, fetishistic transvestism and sometimes transvestism are also often used to describe any sexual behaviour or arousal which is in any way connected to clothes of the other gender.
www.jahsonic.com /Transvestism.html   (532 words)

  
 IJ TRANSGENDER - Definitions used
Transvestism was used only for dressing in the clothes of the opposite sex.
Transsexualism was used for a condition in which the subjects are convinced that they belong to the opposite sex and want a surgical change in their external sex characteristics, which are a source of disgust and torment.
Other conditions, including transvestism, may also be characterized by uncertainty as to gender identity - there is thus some overlapping - but only in transsexualism is there a demand for surgical alteration of the body.
symposion.com /ijt/walinder/study01.htm   (179 words)

  
 Transtukipiste   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is usual to hide transvestism from your spouse, because the transvestite can understand his transvestism himself, get liberated from the bonds of guilt and shame and accept himself usually no earlier than in his middle-age.
Husband's relationship with his transvestism is one of the developmental projects of his life but it does not necessarily serve her needs of self-actualization.
Just talking about transvestism in the relationship or with a counselor is usually not enough but she needs help for working the sore spots that the crisis has revealed in her.
www.seta.fi /transtukipiste/en/transvestism/tv_transvestism_as_a_challenge_in_relationship.htm   (3115 words)

  
 EnFemme Archives
Transvestic Fetishism is defined as behavior existing over a period of six months or more, where the person experiences intense and recurrent sexually arousing fantasies and sexual urges tied to crossdressing and has either acted upon these urges or is distressed by them.
What was happening, then, was the Romanticists, who adored the feminine qualities of women, were being driven underground, giving expression to their needs by crossdressing This phenomena becomes more and more evident in the last part of the nineteenth century and the first part of the twentieth.
The significance of transvestism is defined not only by the crossdresser, but also by what society, and in a large part, the helping professionals make of it.
www.cdspub.com /tvre.html   (1361 words)

  
 H. Benjamin - The Transsexual phenomenon - Transvestism, Transsexualism, and Homosexuality
Benjamin - The Transsexual phenomenon - Transvestism, Transsexualism, and Homosexuality
Transvestism (TVism) is a rather frequent occurrence, although it would be impossible to say how many transvestites (TVs) there are, for instance, in the United States.
Transvestism is a social problem with a sex and gender implication, the transvestite requiring no sex partner (for his cross-dressing).
www.symposion.com /ijt/benjamin/chap_02.htm   (5073 words)

  
 News | Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Transvestism is literally the practice of cross-dressing, wearing the clothing of the opposite sex, and transvestite literally refers to a person who cross-dresses.
The term transvestism has undergone several changes of meaning since it was coined in the 1910s, and it is still used in a variety of senses.
Magnus Hirschfeld coined the term transvestism (from Latin trans-, "across, over" and vestere, "to dress or to wear") in 1910 in his book "Die Transvestiten : eine Untersuchung ├╝ber den erotischen Verkleidungstrieb" ("The transvestites : an investigation of the erotic urge to disguise").
www.gainesville.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Transvestism   (1479 words)

  
 Madeleine Kahn - Narrative Transvestism
I have developed the concept of narrative transvestism to describe this use by a male author of a first-person female narrator, and I use the concept to investigate how the eighteenth-century discourse about gender participates in the development of the narrative consciousness that became the distinguishing characteristic of the modern novel.
These readings are structured by the concept of narrative transvestism, which directs our attention to the author's exploration of the difficult process of creating a coherent narrative self and to his attempts to engage the reader in that process.
I have argued that England's social and political upheaval in the seventeenth century resulted in the early eighteenth century in a reexamination of the categories on which traditional epistemology was based, and in particular in a reexamination of the categories of gender.
www.madeleinekahn.com /?Published_Work/Narrative_Transvestism   (607 words)

  
 Transvestite dilemmas| Help for transvestites| Transvestite relationship
Transvestism is a term used to describe a group of people who habitually and voluntarily dress in the outfit of the opposite sex.
Transvestism is mostly considered in association with homosexuality and in most cases transvestites are called as homosexuals.
Moreover transvestism is not going to hamper the personality of a person who indulges into it.
living.oneindia.in /kamasutra/transvestism.html   (532 words)

  
 transvestism - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Transvestism is finally coming out of the closet on TV, writes Fiona Sturges
The Turner Prize-winner, famous for his transvestism, is ruthlessly honest about his life and work.
Dilemmas: I'm a transvestite looking for a wife Paul's wife had just started to accept his transvestism when she died.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-X-transves.html   (482 words)

  
 Marjorie Garber on Cross-dressing
Medical discourses about transvestism, even those advanced by the establishment within gender identity clinics, are often diametrically at odds with the political discourses of the transvestite-transsexaul community.
Once again, transvestism was the specter that rose up -- both in the thater and in the streets -- to mark and overdetermine this crisis of social and economic change.
But the compelling force of transvestism in literature and culture comes not, or not only, from these effects, but also from its instatement of metaphor itself, not as that for which a literal meaning must be found, but precisely as that without which there would be no such thing as meaning in the first place.
prelectur.stanford.edu /lecturers/garber/vested.html   (1477 words)

  
 MEDICOLEGAL ASPECTS OF TRANSVESTISM -- BOWMAN and ENGLE 113 (7): 583 -- Am J Psychiatry
The causes and character of transvestism are not well understood.
transvestism may be more frequent than is indicated by the number
An Examination of the Biologic Etiology of Transvestism
ajp.psychiatryonline.org /cgi/content/abstract/113/7/583   (377 words)

  
 CPAmedia.com: Thailand's Women of the Second Kind.
Transvestism is a common enough feature of Thai society, but one which is often little considered and less understood.
Such a scenario - which would be treated either as a farce or a tragedy in the West - tends to be downplayed in Thailand; quite often the transvestism portrayed may have no bearing on the central theme at all.
The prevalence of transvestism in rural areas is attested to by the frequency and popularity of transvestite beauty contests at village fairs and festivals.
www.cpamedia.com /culture/thailand_kathoey   (1696 words)

  
 Northern Concord Definitions of what TVs, TSs, TGs, Cross-dressers, etc are supposed to be? Do you conform?
People may cross-dress for a variety of reasons of which transvestism, transsexualism and fetishism are the commonest.
The incidence of transvestism is estimated at approximately one in a hundred of the male population.
Transvestism is not a disease and therefore the term ‘cure’ does not apply.
www.northernconcord.org.uk /definiti.htm   (2028 words)

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