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Men Trapped in Men's Bodies

Narratives of Autogynephilic Transsexualism (Focus on Sexuality Research)

By Anne A. Lawrence

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Format: Paperback, 242 pages, 2013 Edition
Other Information: biography
Published In: United States, 21 February 2014
There are few topics in sex research as compelling and confounding to researchers, clinicians, and the general public as that of transsexualism. Upending normative notions of gender, eroticism, and identity, it poses significant scientific and clinical challenges. The book addresses a fascinating and largely unexplored topic within the study of transsexualism: The feelings and desires of conventionally masculine men who are attracted to women yet want to become women themselves. Through a collection and discussion of vivid first-person narratives, the book provides an in-depth examination of these men's unusual propensity to be sexually aroused by the thought of themselves as women and how these men's sexual feelings influence their decisions to seek or undergo sex reassignment. These narratives about autogynephilia by autogynephilic male-to-female (MtF) transsexuals provide the first comprehensive documentation of the erotic ideation that underlies the most common form of MtF transsexualism. The narratives provide empirical evidence for Blanchard's theory of MtF transsexual motivation, and thus are of interest to researchers and theorists studying the phenomenology of MtF transsexualism. The narratives are likely to be eye-opening to psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, and other professionals who work with MtF transsexuals: Most clinicians probably do not fully appreciate the erotic underpinnings of their clients' condition. A better understanding of their clients' autogynephilic feelings and motivations would enable these professionals to provide more empathetic and effective clinical care.

Table of Contents

Men Trapped in Men's Bodies.- Theory and Case Histories.- Narratives by Autogynephilic Transsexuals.- Confronting Autogynephilia.- Developmental Histories.- Manifestations of Autogynephilia.- Autogynephilia and Heterosexuality.- Sex with Men.- Other Aspects of Autogynephilic Sexuality.- Debating the Meaning of Autogynephilia.- Narratives by Nontranssexual Autogynephiles.- Autogynephilic Transsexualism in Perspective.

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"In this highly informative book, Lawrence analyzes theory and research on autogynephilia and presents excerpts from a rich array of first-person narratives collected from autogynephilic individuals. ... Her prose is clear, crisp, precise, and facilitates understanding of a complex phenomenon. In sum, Lawrence has written a book that will be of great value to researchers, clinicians, lay people, and, perhaps most importantly of all, to people who experience autogynephilic feelings and desires." (Richard A. Lippa, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 44, 2015)

EAN: 9781493906710
ISBN: 1493906712
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Dimensions: 23.39 x 15.6 x 1.37 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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