transvestic fetishism


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fetishism

 [fet´ish-izm]
1. the worship of fetishes.
2. use of fetishes as a preferred or necessary adjunct to sexual arousal.
transvestic fetishism a paraphilia of heterosexual males, characterized by recurrent, intense sexual urges, arousal, or orgasm associated with fantasized or actual cross-dressing, to the extent that this causes significant distress or impairment in the person's life. Called also transvestism.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Sexuoeroticism that hinges on dressing or masquerading in the clothes, especially underwear, of the opposite sex; it is far more common in men than in women. Cross-dressing with extreme gender dysphoria—persistent discomfort with one's present gender role or identity—may lead to sexual reassignment
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transvestic fetishism

A paraphilia of cross-dressing; clinical question is whether the TF is accompanied by gender dysphoria–persistent discomfort with present gender role or identity, which if extreme may eventuate in sexual reassignment. See Sexual reassignment.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Transvestic fetishism also was strongly related to experiences of sexual arousal from using pain, spying on others having sex, and exposing one's genitals to a stranger" (p.
In addition, the diagnostic criteria for transvestic fetishism require that the individual not only be male, but also heterosexual.