Sexualities/Sexual Identities

This entry, focusing primarily on the U.S. context, describes trans sexualities through the discussion of sexual identities, desires, cultural representations, and practices drawn from the work of researchers and from the diverse knowledge and experiences of trans people and their partner or partners (hereafter “partners”). Also discussed are understudied topics in research on trans sexualities, including focus on sexual embodiments, language, social media, dating sites, pornography, and sexual health. Given limited research in this area, the entry concludes with suggestions for future research, underlining the critical need for expanded research on trans sexualities and sexual identities.

Sexual Identities and Cultural Representations

Sexual identities of trans people, much like those of cisgender (cis) people, are complex, are dynamic, and can change or stay the same throughout the life ...

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