Jennifer Ann Lemon on"autogynephilia"

Jennifer Ann Lemon is one of the four people responsible for about two-thirds of all the content on the main "autogynephilia" discussion group.

Lemon lives in California and seems to think she understands the ideology behind the work of Ray Blanchard, J. Michael Bailey, and Anne Lawrence.

Like most on that small group, Lemon has come up with her own definition of "autogynephilia":

"I apparently use it differently from James as I use it solely to mean "love of oneself as a woman", and not with any paraphilic connotation."

Literalists like Lemon and Jamie Faye Fenton epitomize why having scientific debate with anyone on that forum is impossible. Ray Blanchard, the guy who made up the word, defines "autogynephilia" as:

"A man’s paraphilic tendency to be sexually aroused by the thought or image of himself as a woman." [1]

Luckily, Lemon and friends all have a place where they can hang out and use their own idiosyncratic definitions of words, like people who say "I am a strict vegetarian-- no red or white meat for me ever, just fish."

Until people like Lemon understand the parameters of the scientific debate and ackowledge the scientific terminology as used by the people involved in the debate, they will remain little more than a minor annoyance for those who are working forward from the established definitions put forth by Bailey, Blanchard and Lawrence.


1. In J. M. Bailey (Chair), Phenomenology and classification of male-to-female transsexualism. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research , Paris. June, 2000. Slide 38.