We explain to you what a transvestite is and what it is to adopt this identity. Also, forms of alternate sexuality.
What is a transvestite?
It is known as `` transvestism '' or `` transvestism '' to a gender identity often associated with transsexuality, and in which an individual of a given biological sex (male or female) dresses with clothes traditionally associated with the opposite gender role: if he is a man, he wears a woman, and vice versa. These individuals are known as ` ` transvestites '' or ` ` transvestites.
Transvestism has nothing to do with disguises, but with the need to embody a gender role contrary to that assigned by society, which is why clothing is accompanied by gestures, behaviors and gestures that reinforce the change .
Generally, these behaviors accuse a transsexual desire in the person, that is, that he feels that he was born with the wrong biological gender or feels that he belongs more to the other sex than to his own.
However, transvestism and transsexuality should not be confused : where in the first case there is a voluntary confusion of gender roles, in the second there is a genuine desire to alter the body or change sex, which does not necessarily occur in transvestites.
It can also happen that heterosexual people feel fond of getting dressed for erotic purposes, which is called transvestite fetishism and is considered a sexual paraphilia (sexual behavior Call it).
Although it was initially considered cross-dressing as a disease or even a crime, in recent times the debate over gender identities and sexual diversity has opened a spectrum for understanding and understanding. tolerance of non-heteronormative or non-traditional behaviors. In fact, drag queens, or artists, transvestites of singing and staging, are increasingly part of the contemporary world of the show.
See also: Feminist Movement.
The debate about sexodiversity is in favor of a diverse and democratic society that does not close the sexual expression of its citizens, considering that nobody belongs 100% to any category of anything. The latter, of course, against the vision of the most conservative social sectors, such as religion and the traditional rules of morality.
Not only does transvestism compose diverse sexual models (sex-diverse), but it constitutes one just among several forms of alternate sexuality, such as:
- Homosexuality Commonly called Gays or Lesbians, they are men or women (respectively) who only erotically like people of the same biological sex.
- Bisexuality Although for many it does not exist, there are those who claim that bisexuality is a way of eroticizing both men and women, who can present individuals of any sex.
- Pansexuality The ability to become sexually excited with any type of person is thus known, regardless of their biological sex, their gender identity, or any other social or sexually normative label.
- Transsexuality These are people who feel in the wrong biological sex: their deep gender identity is different from their biological sexual identity, so they often seek not only to dress, but to transform their bodies from one sex to the other.