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Transgender sexuality

As with any group of people, transgender people have diverse sexual interests and identities. Some transgender people have unremarkable sex lives before, during, or after their transitions, while others have quite remarkable sex lives.

This section explores sexuality of transgender people and the sexuality of those who are attracted to transgender people. It also looks at interesting issues and controversies involving transgender sexuality.

Attraction to transgender people

Same-gender loving transgender people

Gendered sexuality: sissy subculture

Gendered sexuality: fujoshi / fudanshi subculture

Pornography and transgender people

Transgender sex work

Personal safety

Dating and disclosure

Sex work


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