Transvestitism


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trans·ves·tism

(trans-ves'tizm),
The practice of dressing or masquerading in the clothes of the opposite sex; especially the adoption of feminine mannerisms and costume by a man.
Synonym(s): transvestitism
[trans- + L. vestio, to dress]

trans·ves·tism

(trans-ves'tizm)
The practice of dressing or masquerading in the clothes of the opposite sex; especially the adoption of feminine mannerisms and costume by a male.
Synonym(s): transvestitism.
[trans- + L. vestio, to dress]

transvestism

, transvestitism (trăns-vĕst′ĭzm) (-ĭ-tĭzm) [L. trans, across, + vestitus, clothed, + Gr. -ismos, condition]
The desire to dress in the clothes of and be accepted as a member of the opposite sex.

Transvestitism

Sexual arousal from dressing in the clothes of the opposite sex.
Mentioned in: Sexual Perversions
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Female transvestitism is one consequence of the glass ceiling: women are obliged to assume masculine characteristics and give up their sexual identities.
It seems that rather than resort to political transvestitism, we would rather be seen wearing no clothes at all.
Other topics include (for example) the portrayal of transvestitism in The Black Prince and a Foucauldian reading of The Bell.
that involve a female serial poisoner, two cases of infanticide, a stabbing and three suicides, an extended scene of torture and execution, drug-induced sexual fantasies, illegitimacy, transvestitism and lesbians .
Chapter V focuses on a "deconstructive analysis" of the transvestitism inherent in the Director's version of the Shakespeare original, while Chapter VI examines the play's version of the sepulcher scene in which a Juliet (I do not think that it is correct to associate this Juliet directly with Shakespeare) is propositioned by some horses, this from a supposedly psychoanalytical perspective.
Fair enough, coming from a psychiatrist who by play's end will have embraced transvestitism, bisexuality and possibly necrophilia as Orton's farcical roundelay accelerates toward its explosively priapic, uh, climax.
Compared with nonabused adolescent sexual molesters, they had far greater rates of a variety of other aberrant sexual behaviors, including public exposure, fetishism, bestiality, transvestitism, and sending obscene letters and making obscene telephone calls.
Transvestitism differs from gender dysphoria because it involves a feeling of sexual arousal created by putting on the clothes of the opposite sex.
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).
I even brought in the tape and played it in my trailer just to show that I too could shave my legs for money' David Duchovny bores the cast of Connie and Carla with tales of Twin Peaks transvestitism
With an over-the-top collar and eye-catching ballgown, the queen of transvestitism shows she can still hold an audience in rapt attention as she takes the stage in Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs at London's Victoria Palace Theatre.