Anything you want to ask a transexual?
Posted Fri Mar 31, 2006 01:24 AM
I figure I'd give SF the oppertunity to ask a few quesitons, as long as they are respectful.
I'll check it tomorrow and see what interests arrise.
Posted Fri Mar 31, 2006 01:32 AM
No questions from me.
Posted Fri Mar 31, 2006 01:39 AM
Also, what is the proper definition of a transexual? I guess, what I mean, is, what is the difference between a transexual and a transgendered person? Does the transgendered person have their genitals removed and reconstructed, whereas the transexual maybe gets breast implants, keeps their genitalia, and dresses like a woman?
Also, what is the difference between a cross-dresser and a transexual? (Is there a difference?)
I'm ignorant about this, obviously.
Maybe someone here could even answer these questions for me?
Posted Fri Mar 31, 2006 02:02 AM
Posted Fri Mar 31, 2006 02:18 AM
I would like to have the various phrases made clear myself, because there seems to be a lot of bandying terms about and blurring the lines (I don't know if this matters to those folks actually involved - the transgender community - or just those folks like me that enjoy clearly articulated and cleanly defined language.)
But I don't know if a random member of the tg community by definition would have the expertise to answer the question about the differences between the words used to describe the membership. Some are well-defined - cross-dresser,also called transvestite, same thing: a person who wears the clothing of the opposite sex, and usually refers to a man wearing women's clothes, as women in pants are well-accepted in this society, and a woman fully dressed as a man is less likely to draw glances. No assumption regarding sexual preference is made, as the person may be quite hetero in orientation, or may indeed be someone who is a 'woman in a man's body.' But I have heard and seen examples of people being called transgendered when they were merely(?) gay - I don't believe it was an appropriate use of the word, but it was in our local paper during the trial of the teenagers that killed the transexual teen. And I have known a couple of tvs that the other residents of the apartment building told me were gay. So of course, I had to get to know them. Actually, while they lived together, they were quite straight and never had sex with each other, or with any man.They lived together so they could stay dressed at home with no conflict, but they both had girlfriends who understood and accepted the fetish - one was a real fox, too (the girlfriend, not the guys - neither one wore makeup and they definitely were not passable - LOL!)
But the difference between transgender and. transexua? I dunno, and I don't know if there is one, there does not seem to be in common use. Tymeless, can you help us out, sweetie?
Posted Fri Mar 31, 2006 02:22 AM
the artist formally known said:
I agree completely; hence my confusion on the matter!
Posted Fri Mar 31, 2006 02:57 AM
She's also fortunate to live in a time when such a transformation is possible. As much of a bad rep Western medicine has gotten over the past few decades, it sure can produce some miracles.
so I figure a little shameless never hurts, right? Especially if it's true...
Posted Fri Mar 31, 2006 03:20 AM
Posted Fri Mar 31, 2006 06:25 PM