What is a Transvestite?


A transvestite is a person who dresses as the opposite gender. Often, this is done for entertainment purposes.

A transvestite is different from a cross-dresser, which is a heterosexual man who wears clothing traditionally associated with women. A cross-dresser does not want to change their gender. They are simply dressed in the wrong clothes.


A transvestite is someone who dresses in clothes typically associated with the opposite sex. They may be homosexual, bisexual or heterosexual (see also bisexuality and heterosexuality).

While the term transvestite is a common misnomer, it does not refer to the same thing as a transgender person. A transgender person is a person who feels that their assigned sex at birth does not match their gender identity.

They may use hormones or undergo gender confirmation surgery to assist in their transition.

However, the practice of cross-dressing does not necessarily involve sexual arousal; it can be fetishistic or not. It can be an unhealthy behavior, and if it causes a significant amount of distress or interferes with daily functioning, doctors diagnose a paraphilic disorder called transvestic disorder.

In the United States, the word transvestite has a negative connotation. It is often used to degrade people who don’t conform to gender norms, and it has even been linked to violence.


People who have transvestite experience recurrent sexual arousal when they wear clothing and accessories associated with the opposite gender. This arousal can cause distress or social impairment.

To be diagnosed with cross-dressing disorder, you must have these urges or behaviors for at least six months and suffer from significant distress or impairment in daily functioning as a result. These symptoms must not be caused by another mental health condition, such as fetishism or masochism.

Symptoms of transvestism may also include periods of guilt, especially when you feel ashamed of your behavior. This guilt is usually a result of the emotional distress that you’re experiencing from your desire to dress as someone else.


A transvestite, also known as a cross-dresser, is a person who dresses in clothing traditionally associated with the opposite gender. They may do this for sexual arousal, gratification, or to feel more comfortable in social situations.

A cross-dresser typically does not have a disorder that requires treatment, such as transvestic disorder, but it can be embarrassing to others and cause problems for the individual. If cross-dressing causes a lot of distress or interferes with daily activities, it can be treated by doctors.

Transvestites who want to change their appearance often have surgery to reshape their body. They have a number of options, including facial (nose), top (chest), and bottom (hip) surgery. Some also have rhinoplasty, breast implants, or injections to reshape their cheekbones and jaw. These treatments help people to achieve a more feminine appearance. They can also improve their self-esteem and confidence. They may also choose hormone replacement therapy to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.


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