Cross Dressing Essay

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Register to read the introduction… (Bullough) The book asserts that gender identity and gender roles are usually congruent with the manner in which we dress, our mannerisms, and our sexual orientation. (Bullough) In most cases individuals are attracted to the opposite sex and wear clothing that is consistent with their gender. (Bullough) However, in some cases gender identity and gender roles are confused and cross dressing can be the result. (Bullough) This “confusion” is often referred to as cross gendered behavior. People who display this behavior are known as transsexuals.
Cross Dressing is a behavior associated with transsexuals in which they wear the apparel of the opposite sex. Archives of Sexual Behavior explains that there are several stages that many transsexuals encounter. The article
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Lithium, flouxetine (Prozac), buspirone (BuSpar), and clomipramine (Anafranil) have been used for this purpose. Probably clomipramine, which has been used for a variety of other compulsive disorders, will become the drug of choice, but further research is needed to assess its effectiveness in the control of a compulsion to cross dress. These are all powerful drugs that require medical supervision.” …show more content…
The purpose of this discussion was to research human sexuality of cross dressing as it relate to psychology. We began our discussion by defining cross dressing and the psychological factors that can lead to the behavior. We found that transsexuals are usually cross dressers. We also found that there are several stages that a cross dresser goes through during childhood and early adulthood. The research also focused on the treatments that are available for individuals that cross dress and their families. We found that married couples can deal with the situation through counseling and that some transsexuals can be treated with

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