Written by Danny Blackwell and published by New Hope Outreach. Quoted verbatim. See Information on Re-publishing.
Frequently asked questions
Those with transgendered attractions
1) What is a transvestite?
It is the act of dressing in the clothes of the opposite
sex to achieve sexual arousal and climax. Typically the transvestite is
male, usually heterosexual and they may have an aversion to
2) What is a transsexual?
A transsexual is person holding strong conviction that one is a member
of the opposite sex and often includes the desire to have the body
changed or "corrected" to suit this conviction.
2A) MTF is a male to female transsexual.
2B) FTM is a female to male transsexual.
3) What does Transgendered mean?
It is a broad term encompassing those not conforming to the gender
expressions of being male or female and thus may be a transsexual or a
transvestite or somewhere in between.
4) What does intersexed mean?
One who was born with anatomical features of both male and female.
5) What is gender identity?
Gender is a person's sense of himself or herself as being male or
female and it can differ from their biological sex. People whose sex
and gender differ are known transgendered.
6) What does having a gender identity disorder mean?
It is a person that believes they are physically trapped in a body
of the opposite sex and may take steps to change this. It is also
called Gender dysphoria which is the overall psychological term used to
describe the feelings of pain, anguish, and anxiety that arise from the
mismatch between a person's physical sex and gender identity.
7) What is sex reassignment surgery (SRS) ?
A number of surgical operations designed to conform the body to that of
the opposite biological sex. Surgery is normally concurrent with
chemical (hormonal) therapies that can redistribute body fat, alter
skin texture and increase or reduce bodily hair. The degree of surgery
or chemical therapies undertaken can very from individual to individual
8) How does transvestism differ from transsexuality?
Transvestism and transsexuality differ by degree. Both behaviours are
part of a continuum. Transsexuality represents the end of the
continuum. Transsexuals are not content with their biological sex. All
transsexuals must necessarily go through a crossdressing period.
9) What is the cause of transvestism?
No known bio-chemical (biological) cause has been demonstrated to
exist. Invariably, transvestites report the practice developing in
early childhood, certainly before the onset of puberty. Authorities
tend to agree that cause is multi-factorial.
10) What is the cause transsexualism?
There are no scientifically proven genetic or organic causes for
transsexualism. There is much indemonstrable speculation and
unsubstantiated ideas. Authorities tend to agree that cause is