Category Archives: Sexuality

Mistaken identity: How a cis queer identity obscured my trans womanhood

Trying to be a gay man didn’t help me – it only estranged me from my gender and sexuality as a trans woman. Continue reading

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Why some trans people don’t date cis people

Performatively announcing how unattracted you are to trans people isn’t necessary – but is very revealing. Continue reading

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Trans toy reviews: the Magic Wand Rechargeable, at Hey Epiphora

While I’ve previously covered transgender sexuality from a mostly academic perspective, I haven’t spent much time on firsthand experiences of sex as a trans woman throughout transition. Hormone therapy has had an extensive range of effects on my sexual response, … Continue reading

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Alice Dreger, autogynephilia, and the misrepresentation of trans sexualities (Book review: Galileo’s Middle Finger)

Book review: Galileo’s Middle Finger, by Alice Dreger Table of contents Introduction 1. Background: Blanchard’s sexual typology of trans women 2. Dreger neglects relevant issues faced by trans women 3. Social and cultural factors do not account for the clinical … Continue reading

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Why do you call yourself a lesbian if your girlfriend has a dick? (Gender Analysis 12)

(Support Gender Analysis on Patreon!) Zinnia: Hi, welcome to Gender Analysis. The sexuality of trans people and our partners is something that many cis people struggle to understand. Misconceptions about who we are lead to oversimplified folk theories of what … Continue reading

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