What's behind transsexual attraction?

A transwoman wants to know what kind of men watch "T-girl" porn. Are they the same ones who bash her in real life?

By Tracy Clark-Flory
Published October 21, 2011 12:20AM (EDT)
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[Update from the author, 3/23/2021: This piece contains many errors, including the following: It misgenders the letter writer, incorrectly refers to gender confirmation surgery as "sexual reassignment surgery," uses inaccurate definitions and terminology, quotes slurs used against trans women, cites problematic sources, and is stigmatizing in its approach. The author deeply regrets and apologizes for this piece.]

I'm gender queer and was told by a friend that the porn shop she worked in carried a wide selection of magazines and films catering to an interest in transwomen. That sort of implies it's popular enough to support that much material on it -- which is really interesting when you think of the way many straight males react to any other "male" behaving in a "female" way. I really wouldn't be surprised to find out the guys who try to bash me are secretly turned on by my existence -- although, I'd prefer they just send flowers or something. Is this becoming a more common attraction?

Seriously, FTD.com! It isn't that hard. Sure, flowers cost more and won't last as long as self-hatred, but th...

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