Autogynephilia is the primary stimulus for all non-homosexual male-to-female transsexualism. The original Blanchard definition was ‘a man’s propensity to be sexually aroused by the thought or image of himself as a woman.’ Others have defined it as, ‘love of oneself as a woman’. But not all men with autogynephilia present as women. They exhibit non-trans autogynephilia. They are important because they shed light on both MtF transsexualism and male homosexuality.
Non-trans autogynephilia at first seems paradoxical, but in fact, Blanchard predicted it. Amongst his possible types of autogynephilia is ‘behavioural’. In this, the man’s reward is not necessarily from dressing as a woman or from having a woman’s body parts, but from behaving as he thinks a woman would. In non-trans autogynephilia, one expression of this is a desire to have sex as a woman — in other words to be penetrated.
However there is another, much less well-known, sexualised reward available to the non-trans autogynephilic man. It may occur either with the desire to be penetrated, with others, or alone. This reward is that of being accepted as a woman.
Men with non-trans autogynephilia present as masculine men, often by wearing beards, but insist that they are ‘women’. It is important to realise that these men, because they are non-trans, are NOT transsexual. They make no effort whatsoever to appear as anything other than what they are — which is, masculine men.
‘Transgender’ is bastardised.
Transgender is a bastardised word; it has been stripped of any meaning it might ever have had and it is far better to use the term ‘Gender Non-Conforming’ or GNC, instead. Non-trans autogynephilic men do exhibit GNC, because their expected gender response does not conform to that which would be expected from their presented gender, or their birth sex. They are men who want to be called women, basically, and being called so gives them a sexual thrill. Nothing more.
One might be forgiven for thinking that this must be a rare thing indeed, but it is not. Men with non-trans autogynephilia were, until very recently, almost completely invisible. Since they present as men, nobody ever questioned that they were. But the fact that they were hiding in plain sight doesn’t mean they were not there.
So how does sexual reward work for these particular men? Well, this is specifically in being ‘accepted as women’. Let me illustrate. Every time a man like this is called ‘a woman’, it is a sexual release equivalent to an orgasm. It may not include a physical orgasm, but the sense of reward and release of sexual tension is the same. Such men get a similar sexual hit from being allowed to use women’s facilities, like toilets and so on. They get a sexual reward from being ‘accepted into’ — which usually means invading — women’s spaces.
The corollary to this is, of course, that if they are refused this reward, then the effect is similar to coitus interruptus and they behave exactly as we would expect a man to behave in such a situation — badly.
They may wear items of apparel that normally would be worn by women, but not in a way that is obvious. Frequently, they will wear women’s panties and in their narratives they describe how putting these on might cause them to involuntarily ejaculate. Wearing bras under men’s suits is also common. But in the end, these props are not really required in purely non-trans autogynephilia. No desire to appear to be women is necessary, because being accepted as women is their desired sexual reward.
Obviously, this is a rather difficult circle to square; it should be no surprise that men like this are leading an attempt insist that ‘gender is whatever an individual says it is.’ Clearly this is poppycock that could only have come from the land of eternal stupidity.
Blanchard never studied these men, since he was only looking at transsexual expressions of autogynephilia, that is, those individuals who sought medical and surgical treatment to transform themselves into more convincing-looking women. Their increasingly obvious existence requires us to add, to his list of forms that autogynephilia may take, a fifth: social. These men are sexually rewarded when the society around them treats them as if they were women (although they obviously are not.)
Now autogynephilic MtF transsexuals get the same sexual hit from being taken as women, but they make huge efforts to achieve this; and if, in the West, their attempts, as of Bruce ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner, are rather less than wholly convincing, we must give them credit for trying. Non-trans autogynephilic men desire to be accepted as woman without making any effort at all. In other words, they desire to be accepted as women and access women’s spaces, while retaining the privilege that the patriarchy affords them as men.
This is clearly delusional and not a little deceitful. Nevertheless, these men are politically very active. Readers may not know that in Canada, a law has been proposed that would make it illegal, punishable by imprisonment, to question the assertion of a man like this that he is ‘a woman’. That counts as institutionalised, government sponsored delusion.
These men may overlap with the set of secret fetishistic transvestite: that’s to say, they appear to be men most of the time, but may dress as women in private to pleasure themselves. However they are not exactly congruent with that set, since most secret transvestites do not seek social reward — being treated as if they were women by society.
One other sexual reward that may satisfy non-trans autogynephilia is penetration. Again, not all non-trans autogynephiles may desire this. However, a very large number does, far more, anecdotally at least, than those who only require social sexual reward.
For this group of men, the sexual release comes from playing the role of a woman in sex, by being penetrated. We have already described the power of sex as a woman here. A man with non-trans autogynephilia might well, in every other way, appear to be a gender conforming man, save for his obsession with being penetrated.
One form of this, which has become well-known, is called ‘pegging’. Frequently this begins with self-experiment, in which the man penetrates himself with a dildo or other similar object. He may then progress to asking his wife or other female partner to penetrate him with a dildo or strap-on.
Note that he is not seeking — at this point — to be penetrated by men. This man is gynephilic, which he has to be, in order to be autogynephilic. He is probably also homophobic and has been conditioned to find the idea of sex with a man as distasteful — even though he desires to be penetrated.
Moving down from this in actual numbers but up in intensity, we come to the autogynephilic ‘shemale’ lover. This is one of the categories of ‘trans-attracted’ or gynandromorphophilic (GAMP) men. Hsu et alia showed in two papers that a significant proportion of GAMP men are autogynephilic. This is backed up by the narrative of transsexual sex workers, who frequently refer to the number of their male clients who like to be anally penetrated. This often becomes more intense and the client may desire to be dressed as a woman while having sex. In this case, the subject may eventually become a full transsexual autogynephile.
Trans and non-trans autogynephilia.
The principal difference between non-trans autogynephilia and the transsexual form is the lowered level of ‘gender dysphoria’ (GD) present in the former. GD is the sensation of discomfort and psychological trauma which transsexuals describe when they present in their sex-conforming gender (that is, born male, appearing as men and born female appearing as women.) This is the diagnosis which, in the West, is required for the subject even to access hormone treatment, in theory at least.
So, some people with autogynephilia do not exhibit GD and some so severely that they have to transition, with a host of variations between. Therefore, GD is a scale, independent of autogynephilia. Autogynephilia is the stimulus for gender dysphoria, but the two are not the same at all. GD is a symptom, autogynephilia is a cause.
As we have seen, some men have non-trans autogynephilia, which means that their GD levels are very low. However, this may change through time and sexual reward. In other words, the stronger it gets, the stronger it gets. The more the subject satisfies his autogynephilia through whichever sexual rewards he is using, the more it is likely that he will begin to exhibit GD. This may escalate to the extent that it compromises his ability to live in a gender-conforming role and he will have to transition. This may be a full or partial transition; the phenomenon of men with beards wearing dresses.
Suppose, however, he could suppress his homophobia, at least enough to have sex. How would he do that?
In the act of sex such a man inverts himself into the image of a woman, so that he may be penetrated. This bypasses his homophobia; shorts it out. In his mind the coition is no longer same-sex, because the receiving partner is transformed into a woman by the act of being penetrated.
This is called ‘psycho-sexual inversion’. As a woman, or rather, the psychological construct of one, he is able to have sex with other men, without triggering a homophobic reaction. But as long as he is remains a non-trans autogynephilic man he retains masculine appearance.
This means he is attractive to other gay men, both in the male role (penetrating) and the female one (penetrated). When he is penetrated, he inverts himself into a woman. When he penetrates, he reverts to being a man.
Despite his ability to switch sexual roles, non-trans autogynephilic men frequently prefer being the receptive sexual partner; playing the female role. This was noted by Professor Mike Bailey in his pithy — and accurate — quote from a gay man: gay culture is ‘a hundred bottoms looking for a top.’
Most New Gay Men are actually bisexual.
I call this type of non-trans autogynephilic the ‘New Gay Man’. He is a woman when he seeks to satisfy his own autogynephilia. But he is a man when he seeks to satisfy that of others. It follows that he is in fact bisexual, because he can play the role of either sex. (This conforms exactly to Asian usage and practice; a neat reality check.)
This also explains the well-known phenomenon of ‘gay men’ being hostile to ‘effeminacy’. The New Gay Man needs a manly man to penetrate him . He detests the feminine gay because he knows the latter is a woman and so cannot satisfy his own lust to be transformed into a woman.
The ‘New Gay Man’ dominates the gay scene in the West, just as his trans AGP sister dominates the transsexual one. But both are subtypes of autogynephilic men; men who transform themselves into women to achieve sexual satisfaction. The only differences are in the level of Gender Dysphoria and the specific fantasies that provide their the sexual reward.
This means that non-trans autogynephilic men are to trans autogynephilic men as feminine homosexual males are to HSTS transsexuals. The difference between the expressions in both the autogynephilic and homosexual expressions is the result of Gender Dysphoria.
The same sexual reward.
Most importantly, despite his appearance in masculine gender, this non-trans autogynephile, the New Gay Man, receives exactly the same sexual reward as trans autogynephiles do. This may come from a variety of preferred methods but the point is that they are all sexualised: autogynephilia is a product of male sex drive.
The difference between this and a primary homosexual should be clear: the latter has no homophobia, he just wants men. Lots of men. And as hot and hard as they can be. His sex drive is focussed on his desire for male bodies, not from his desire to satisfy a construct of himself as a woman. In short, the primary homosexual is a woman, in sexual terms, while the autogynephile is inverting himself into a woman, in order to have affirmative sex. The difference is subtle, but much more clear in person.
Primary homosexual or HSTS transsexuals are attracted to men from childhood. They tend to be smaller, lighter and more lightly built in relation to their height. They are naturally pretty and feminine in both morphology and manners. Autogynephilic transsexuals may be secondary homosexual or ‘pseudo-bisexual’, analloerotic (asexual) or heterosexual (attracted to women). They tend to be larger, more powerfully built, much more masculine in appearance and lacking femininity.
Feminine homosexual men also tend to be smaller, lighter, more feminine, and pretty. Non-feminine homosexual men are not distinguishable in this way from heterosexual men.
That would suggest that feminine homosexual men and HSTS are related; but in one group gender dysphoria is either suppressed or low enough for them to survive as men. It would also suggest that non-feminine ‘gay’ men are related to autogynephilic MtF transsexuals in a similar manner. Non-feminine ‘gay’ men are able to suppress their GD enough so that they do not have to transition.
And how are they doing this? By having sex as women — by being penetrated.
Feminine gay ‘men’ are actually HSTS transsexuals who might perhaps be better to accept reality and transition. Non-feminine gay men are the same as autogynephilic transsexuals. However, they don’t cross-dress, or if they do, they hide it. (Secretive behaviour is a characteristic of the Western autogynephilic profile.)
The difference between the groups, in both cases, is a result of social factors interacting with gender dysphoria.
SOGIE is a lie.
Sexual orientation and gender identity are hardwired together. The claim that they are independent of each other is once again debunked.
Primary HSTS are women because they have, from childhood, women’s sexual desires for men. They also have the body morphology consistent with this type — small, neat, dainty etc.
Primary autogynephiles transition in order to bring their body image and social representation into line with their desire to have sex as women.
Yes, you say, but in the West, a majority of AGP transsexuals are heterosexual — that is, attracted to women. How can this be?
This happens because they transitioned so late that they are unable to have the kind of sex that would most affirm and satisfy them. They have been subjected to a lifetime of homophobic conditioning that they are unable to break. Unable to suppress their homophobia, they cannot have the kind of sex they really want, which is to be penetrated by men.
As a result, typically, they imagine themselves as lesbians. (It may be that this group is partly responsible for the high sales of lesbian porn amongst men.) Unsurprisingly this causes great hostility amongst real lesbians, that is, the ones who were born female. They find themselves the targets of predatory heterosexual men who ‘identify’ as women.
The overwhelming majority of young-transitioning autogynephilic transsexuals outside of the Anglo-Saxon West are androphilic. They desire male partners, because having sex as a woman is the most fulfilling satisfaction of autogynephilia available. In young transitioning AGPs in the West there is a significant shift towards this profile and away from that of the typical late-transitioning Western autogynephile. In other words, autogynephilic transwomen in the West are increasingly likely to be androphilic. This is related to their age of transition.
Put together, then, autogynephilia is the stimulus for a broad range of so-called ‘gender identities’. Most of these are social and not gender identities at all.
The non-trans autogynephilic man is an important clue to the nature of autogynephilia and how pervasive a part of human culture it is.
Non-trans autogynephilic men are spearheading the attempt to invade women’s safe spaces. While I regard it as something that women (born women) must ultimately decide, it is wrong, and potentially deadly, that an MtF transsexual, who presents as a woman and lives her life as one, should be forced to use a men’s facilities.
I can feel no such sympathy for non-trans autogynephilic men. They seek to preserve their male privilege, by retaining a masculine gender presentation, while using spaces reserved for those of feminine gender. I consider that unacceptable. Were I a woman, I would be angry to find a man in a space reserved for people like me.
The non-trans autogynephilic man is not at any risk at all in a men’s space, because he is a man. He looks like a man, talks like a man and he pisses like a man. Therefore he has no need of the protection afforded to women. Yes, it gives him sexual gratification to use a women’s space; but is that reason enough to let him invade it? Personally, I think not.
Having said that, these men’s sexual desires are not for the rape of women per se; they are for the invasion of their spaces and their acceptance as women. There is very little evidence that they might be inclined to rape. There have been a few isolated cases; but in most of these, the culprit was dressed as a woman in order to access spaces where he could rape.
That is not autogynephilia, that is camouflage.
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