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Men Trapped in Men's Bodies

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The first volume extensively to document the feelings and experiences of autogynephilic male-to-female transsexuals in their own w... Lire la suite
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The first volume extensively to document the feelings and experiences of autogynephilic male-to-female transsexuals in their own words, this work offers a compelling and novel theoretical perspective on one of the most challenging topics in sexual psychology.

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.


Anne Lawrence is widely considered one of the foremost authorities on transsexualism, from both scholarly and clinical perspectives. The author of over 40 publications on the topic, Dr. Lawrence also serves on the Editorial Board of the Archives of Sexual Behavior and is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. In addition, she has amassed a wealth of direct clinical experience providing counseling and assessment for hundreds of individuals with gender identity and sexuality concerns. As both an MD and a Ph.D. in Sexology, Dr. Lawrence also brings a bio-psycho-social perspective to this complex topic. Importantly, the author is herself an autogynephilic male-to-female (MtF) transsexual and has personally experienced many of the same feelings and behaviors that her informants describe. That combination is rare indeed and augers well for a scholarly text fully infused with the lived experience of the only people who can directly attest to the phenomenology of autogynephilia - autogynephilic MtF transsexuals.


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.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Men Trapped in Men's Bodies
Code EAN: 9781461451815
ISBN: 1461451817
Format: Livre Relié
nombre de pages: 256
Poids: 549g
Taille: H235mm x B155mm x T19mm
Année: 2012
Auflage: 2013