One of the most remarkable things about Autogynephilia is its extreme range. Theryn Meyer and Rachel Levine seem very different, but they are not. However, once the condition is understood, one reason for this becomes clear.
Prior to 1980, the concept of the Sexual Invert, the petite, highly feminine male who was exclusively attracted to men and wished to play the recipient role in sex, was well documented. They were never interested in members of the same sex and identified strongly with feminine models, often presenting as girls or at least, in as unmasculine a manner as they could get away with. This last type, in adulthood, was called ‘homosexual transsexual’ or HSTS, by Kurt Freund in 1973.
Freund did not himself originate the concept behind the term, since it was discussed in detail by Magnus Hirschfeld, Havelock Ellis and Harry Benjamin, amongst many others. So this is a well-documented phenomenon that has been thoroughly studied for over a hundred years.
The problem was that this concept, of innate Sexual Inversion leading to transition desire and homosexual transsexualism, did not cover every person coming forward to seek assistance in appearing to be a woman. There were also men, often middle aged, who were usually married and had children and most interestingly were not attracted to men, but to women. They were non-homosexual. How could these be explained?
Autogynephilia (AGP) is ‘a man’s propensity to be aroused at the thought or image of himself as a woman’ (Blanchard) and it is the cause of all non-homosexual gender dysphoria in males. But what actually causes it? The key to this lies in first understanding that there is nothing at all unusual about a male with AGP, other than the AGP itself.
AGP has five recognised forms, transvestic, anatomical, physiological, behavioural and interpersonal, and these may occur in combination. Men with it have three sexual orientations: they may be gynephilic (heterosexual, attracted to women), analloerotic (having no sexual relations at all with others or pseudo-bisexual, (pursuing sex with men but only when in role as a woman). In the last case, where the individual lives full-time as a woman, he may only have relations with men, but these are still pseudo-bisexual. In Blanchard’s testing, the proportions were about 60:20:20, but this may have changed and also appears to be culturally dependent. All forms, however, are principally gynephilic. As Blanchard said, ‘You have to be gynephilic to be Autogynephilic.’
Autogynephilia is ‘a man’s propensity to be sexually aroused at the thought or image of himself as a woman’. For many practical purposes we might restate that as ‘a man’s overwhelming desire to be a woman’, to ‘become that which he loves’ and so on. It is a man’s deeply-felt identification with the object of his desire. So what might social autogynephilia be?
They’re the elephant in the room, where relations between transwomen and men are concerned.
Elephant, you say? Well, almost without exception, the assertion is made that the men who like transwomen are straight. Yet when you talk to transwomen in private, a very different picture appears. Half at least of men who seek out transwomen far from being straight or anything close, are closet autogynephiliacs (AGP) (and homophobic to boot). They’re not homosexual, but they are gay.
We would not expect honesty from these men about this; after all, look at the lengths they go just to deny their own sexuality and maintain a false façade of hetero-normativity. The elephant must be hidden. Their words may be taken with a moderately-sized bucket of salt. But what about the girls? Why do transwomen ever lend credibility to this falsehood? Why don’t they just call out these guys as closet queens from the get-go?
The appearance of a Transvestic Autogynephile in the household has massively disrupting consequences for the whole family.
Very few of these are positive and not many families survive the event. Yet there is little information or assistance available to the wives and families who are the victims. This is because Transvestic Autogynephiles themselves have campaigned to see this event as positive, the ‘final liberation’ from the shackles of a life lived, against one’s will, as a man.
Before going further, let’s quickly recap. Transvestic Autogynephiles are the most common male to feminine transgenders in the West. They are quite distinct from the classic transsexual, the HomoSexual TransSexual or HSTS, who are characterised by a powerful attraction to men from childhood, associated with strong cross-gender identification and behaviours, and a history of sex-atypicality from childhood. These are genuine Sexual Inverts; Transvestic Autogynephiles are men with a mental disorder.
This new video expands on how the autogynephilic character that I discussed, in my last post, is nourished and developed, in the Western profile non-homosexual or autogynephilic Male-to Feminine transgender.
Autogynephilia, defined as ‘a man’s propensity to become sexually aroused by the thought or image of himself as a woman’ is the primary cause of male to feminine transgender expressions. It occurs all over the world but takes different forms depending on the local cultures. Continue reading “Transgender, Autogynephilia and Narcissistic Rage”
I receive many requests for help from men with Autogynephilia or with symptoms confusingly similar. I have only rarely tried to help directly in the past but from now on, will do so. It seems that my help is increasingly necessary.
For most men with Autogynephilia, the very last option they should consider is transition. This is especially so if the man is over about twenty-five and indeed, for many, younger.
The crucial factor for any transition is whether it can be successful. That is, can he pass as a woman? Most of the publicly visible men with Autogynephilia can’t. They are instantly recognisable as men, even if they transition in the ‘sweet zone’. Contrast this with the other main type, Sexual Inverts who, if they complete at all, are usually extremely feminine, passable and have no difficulty navigating society as women. In fact, they can’t successfully do so as men.
Most Autogynephiles in the West transitioners over the age of thirty and in fact most significantly older. As a result, they basically will never pass. The effects of testosterone will have shaped them so that their appearance is masculine and heir socialisation as young and adult men will have shaped their behaviours in the same way. For a person like this to pass successfully as a woman is a tall order.
There is a subset of individuals who transition in their teens or early twenties, as soon as they begin to have feelings associated with the condition. But here we are talking about adolescent/young adult transitioners who likely began hormone therapy at sixteen or even before. I know several such trans women and while they are easily identifiable as Autogynephilic, they can be strikingly beautiful.
For most men, the condition can be crippling and as far as I can see, most ‘therapists’ either deny the condition exists or that there is any hope other than transition, for men with it. And they will happily take large amounts of money for doing so.
Men are similarly not helped by those men who have already transitioned. These are very unlikely to admit to having made a catastrophic mistake that has ruined their lives. Like the man who spends a fortune on a new car and finds out it’s a pup, they will play down the damage and worse, encourage others to make the same mistake.
That means there are few resources to help men caught in this vicious and debilitating condition.
I have spent many years studying Autogynephilia and I am as well versed in it as anyone, certainly more than the quacks claiming to help — by putting you on the transition express train, next stop vaginoplasty. So I will help, directly, if you contact me. I can’t do it for nothing because I have to eat, but I am very reasonable and I do understand how financially devastating Autogynephilia can be.
If you would like to know more, please contact me using the form below. This is a new contact form, as the old one was not working properly and did not notify me. This one does.
Autogynephilia is ‘a man’s propensity to be aroused by the thought or image of himself as a woman’ (Blanchard)
Autogynephilia is the cause of all non-homosexual Gender Dysphoria in males. This is completely different in nature from Homosexual Gender Dysphoria (HGD), which leads to Homosexual Transsexualism or HSTS. That in itself is the consequence of suppressed Sexual Inversion. It bears no relationship to Autogynephilia.
Briefly, Completed Sexual Inverts or HSTS are indeed transsexual, but Autogynephiles are transvestites, even though the source of their sexual satisfaction might not be clothing per se. Essentially, the body they inhabit becomes the ‘woman suit’.
Over the last few decades, particularly in schools and academia, strong masculine role models have been suppressed in favour of super-emasculated men. This, today, has led to a situation where the majority of teachers, outside the hard sciences, engineering and maths, are either women or effeminate super-emasculated men.
When I returned to university in 2010 to complete my Master’s I was shocked to see the extent to which this corrosion had progressed — and that was in Scotland. Not only were a majority of teachers either women or super-emasculated men, the few remaining masculine males were marginalised. There were, literally, no straight male role models. (I became one.)
In other parts of the world, this is a hundred times worse. It is obvious that academia in the US and, increasingly, elsewhere, has been infected by an anti-male social cancer which insists that everything male is bad and everything female is not just better, but so much better that maleness itself must be destroyed.