Many folks have been asking me about various terms that are used regarding transsexual and transgender people and so I's sharing with you some of the most common terms.
Transexual or correctly spelled with 2 ss (transsexual) refers to someone who identifies with the opposite sex from the biological sex from which they were assigned at birth. Transsexuals tend to re-make ourselves so when we are in public our appearance is such that the public when observing us would make no mistakes about our gender. You will hear terms such as MtF and FtM and this refers to male to female (MtF)and female to male(FtM.
Transgender is a term often used and this is more an umbrella term referring to those who identify from outside the polars of female and male. This term commonly refer to Crossdresser, Transvestites and Transsexuals.
Another term widely used is Shemale and Ladyboys. Shemales tend to be in the adult industry and this word often implies someone quite sexy and beautiful and often heterosexual/bisexual men find shemales sexually appealing.
Ladyboys refer to those who are Asian and ladyboys from Asia are world renowned for their soft and very feminine appearance. Many Ladyboys work in the adult industry as well.
Chicks with Dicks is another term which is in use and again men who desire Tranny girls or T girls will often use this term. Most often the T girl or Tranny girl is transsexual or a Ladyboy.
Another term used is transvestite or crossdresser and this term refers to those who identify as heterosexual men but enjoy wearing female clothing and lingerie.
Drag Queens refer to those crossdressers from the queer community and often these dolls are quite outrageous and loud. Drag Queens often perform on the stage.
Gender Illusionists often are transsexual and perform on the stage but these Goddesses often mimic various Hollywood Stars and most don't want to be labelled a Drag Queen.
I hope this helps all you people interested in this blog to better understand what all the various terminology refers to.
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