autogynephilia


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autogynephilia

Sexuoeroticism linked to the thought or image of oneself as female.
Autogynephilia defines a transsexual typology and provides a theory of transsexual motivation: as Ray Blanchard proposed, male to female (MtF) transsexuals are either sexually attracted exclusively to men (homosexual) or are sexually attracted primarily to the thought or image of themselves as female (autogynephilic), and that autogynephilic transsexuals seek sex reassignment to actualise their autogynephilic desires.

Blanchard’s types of autogynephilia
• Transvestic—Fantasy of wearing women's clothing.
• Behavioural—Fantasy of engaging in typical feminine behaviour (e.g., knitting with women).
• Physiologic—Fantasy of pregnancy, breast feeding, menstruating.
• Anatomic—Fantasy of having a woman's body, including partial autogynephilia, where the focus is on a mix of male and female body parts.
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autogynephilia, "shemale" porn) have been culturally pervasive, and because trans women are likely to come across them, we have to question how they might impact one's sense of sexual normalcy and well-being, and to what extent these ideas, and the continued pathologizing of trans identities more broadly, may promote internalization of a negative self-image and complication of sexuality.
Under autogynephilia theory (Bailey, 2003), trans women attracted to men are so gay they become women to attract straight men, and trans women attracted to women are so fetishistic that they become women in response to their own attraction to the idea of themselves as women.
Then I thought if autogynephilia applies to men, what's the female version?
There are also high prevalence rates of autogynephilia, HIV infection, and suicide attempt among the transsexual population (American Psychiatric Association, 2000).
Providers should be sensitive of issues more common to transgendered individuals such as: anxiety, identity disturbance, autogynephilia, poor or distorted body image, family discord, trauma history, and suicidality (Blight, 2000).
In a self-encounter that accords fairly well with Ray Blanchard's and Anne Lawrence's notions of autogynephilia, if I am such a man I may fall more or less in love with the visual or mental image of myself as a woman.
Clinical observations and systematic studies of autogynephilia.
As for sexual orientation, which the Supreme Court of Canada read into the Charter of Rights in 1995, it is described by the American Psychiatric Association as including the following: homosexuality, bisexuality, pedophilia, transgenderism, transexuality, transvestitism, transvestic fetishism, autogynephilia, voyeurism, exhibitionism, fetishism or sexual fetishism, zoophilia, sexual sadism, sexual masochism, necrophilia, klismaphilia, telephone scatalogia, urophilia, apotemnophilia, coprophilia, copraphagia, toucherism, partialism, gender identity disorder, frotteurism, and frattemism (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition).
htm): "At one time, gender patients with clear signs of autogynephilia were deemed inappropriate for [surgery].
Even among transsexuals, there is a heated debate about the significance of autogynephilia.
The she-male phenomenon and the concept of partial autogynephilia.
Varieties of autogynephilia and their relationship to gender dysphoria.