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What is transvestitism?

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Transvestitism, or transvestic fetishism, is when heterosexual males dress in female clothes to produce or enhance sexual arousal. This usually doesn't involve a real partner but includes the fantasy that the individual is the female partner as well. Some men wear only one special piece of female clothing, such as underwear, while others fully dress as female, including hair style and make-up.

From: Paraphilias WebMD Medical Reference

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Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: "Paraphilias."

Mayo Clinic: "Compulsive sexual behavior."

Medscape: "Paraphilias."

MedicineNet: "Paraphilia."

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: "Paraphilias."

Mayo Clinic: "Compulsive sexual behavior."

Medscape: "Paraphilias."

MedicineNet: "Paraphilia."

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 09, 2018

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