call for trans narratives

Good evening. I’m fresh off a bus from T-dot and feeling a little wiped out, so no juicy stories about Pink Japan tonight. (Soon, I swear!) However I’m trying to clean out my inbox a bit, and I came across a call for personal narratives from Julia Serano, author of the very thought-provoking book Whipping Girl, which I reviewed just a few posts back. I feel compelled to post it; please pass it on to whomever you may know who could be interested!

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From Julia Serano’s website – http://www.juliaserano.com/artifactualAG.html 

Call for Transsexual Narratives

I am currently working on a paper (which I plan to submit to a peer-reviewed psychology journal) that challenges psychologist Ray Blanchard’s causal theory of “autogynephilia” (which has recently gained attention via J. Michael Bailey’s book The Man Who Would be Queen). This theory posits that all transsexual women who are
not exclusively attracted to men transition to female because we are sexually aroused by the idea of being or becoming women. Many trans women (including myself) find this theory to be flawed because it mistakenly confuses/conflates sexual orientation, gender expression, subconscious sex and sex embodiment, and it unnecessarily sexualizes the motives of countless trans women who transition to female for reasons other than sexual arousal.

To refute the assumption that lesbian/bisexual/ “asexual” trans women are the *only* transsexuals who experience pre-transition fantasies about being/becoming their identified sex, I am hoping to collect applicable narratives from the following groups:

1) FTM transsexuals: narratives that discuss/describe any pre-transition sexual fantasies you may have experienced that primarily centered on you physically being or becoming male rather than on the physique of another person.

2) MTF transsexuals who are exclusively attracted to men: narratives that discuss/describe any pre-transition sexual fantasies you may have experienced that primarily centered on you physically being or becoming female rather than on the physique of another person.

One Response

  1. I am rather curious about the following question.

    Why does it seem like there are a lot of women who usually date women who are willing if not eager to date ftm transsexuals yet who are as just as unwilling to date men. Why one and not the other?

    Is it somehow related to the fact that (I don’t know the exact numbers) many transsexual men don’t have surgery?

    What does this say about the nature(perhaps not the best word) of transsexuals?

    I realize you don’t actually fall into any of these categories(other then being a woman) but I would be interested in your thoughts on the subject.

    thanks.

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