Glossary of transsexualism

Unless otherwise stated, all the terms below are given definitions valid in the context of MTF transsex.

  • AGP: Autogynephilia.
  • Alinism: The philosophy of choosing to be transsex as a form of self-improvement along with the pursuit of virtue by combining the best traits of the female sex and the male sex and acknowledging with pride that one is a male who has improved herself and lives in the image of a woman (if applicable), not a woman in the literal sense. Named after Alina Devis/Kožuhova. The philosophy of this web site.
  • analloerotic: (morphemes: an-allo-erotic, NOT anall-o-erotic!) A person who does not experience sexual attraction to other people. This says nothing of whether the person has a libido, masturbates, etc.
  • androphilic: A person (of any sex) attracted towards men or people who look like men. This tells nothing of whether the person is attracted to women.
  • asexual: A person who has no interest in participating in any sexual activity and does not experience sexual desire nor attraction. Note: The term is often misused as a synonym of analloerotic. This is incorrect. From the etymology, a-sexual, “asexual” describes somebody who is not sexual, which is a stronger condition that not experiencing sexual attraction to other people (analloerotic).
  • autogynephilia: (1) The propensity of a biological male to be sexually aroused at the thought of herself as a woman. (2) A category of transsex people in the Blanchard’s pseudoscientific typology. Note: The use of this term is discouraged because of its association with Blanchard’s pseudoscientific typology. Instead use FESF or self-eroticism when appropriate.
  • bica: Bicalutamide, an anti-androgen of type competitive androgen receptor inhibitor.
  • boymoder: A MTF who presents like a man (that is, with men’s or unisex clothes, a male voice, using male grammar, et cetera). Sometimes humorously spelled “boymodding” (with 2 ‘d’s) or even “boy modding”.
  • cishon: A cis woman who looks more like a hon than a woman.
  • clocking: Discovering that a person is a trans woman (if she tells that she is trans, that does not count as clocking).
  • conetits: Breasts with a conical shape as opposed to a rounded shape resembling an hemisphere.
  • CPA: Cyproterone acetate, a progestogen and anti-androgen.
  • Diane-35: A brand name of pills of ethynylestradiol and cyproterone acetate. The same active ingredients are available under other brands like Mileva-35 and Ginette-35.
  • E: (1) Estradiol. (2) Any estrogen.
  • E1: Estrone.
  • E2: Estradiol.
  • E2V: Estradiol valerate.
  • EE: Ethynylestradiol.
  • egg: Informal term for a cis person who desires to transition but is not fully aware of this desire and is repressing it.
  • FESF: Female embodiment sexual fantasy. A sexual fantasy centered around the person being a woman. Can be used to describe a person of any sex.
  • gatekeeper: A person who has the power to control, authorize or deny access to a product or service (usually HRT) and uses that power to enforce access according a standard. The term “gatekeeper” is usually used with the connotation that such a standard is unjustified. In more mundane words: A gatekeeper is somebody who controls access to something you want and demands that you meet his personal standard in order to give it to you.
  • girlgasm: An orgasm that is felt through a big fraction of the body or through the whole body instead of the sensation being localized in the genitals or stimulated area.
  • girlmoder: A MTF who presents like a woman (that is, wearing women’s clothes, using a female voice, using female grammar, et cetera).
  • GRS: “gender reaffirmation surgery”, a misnomer for vaginoplasty in case of MTFs
  • girl pills: Informal and affectionate term for HRT pills.
  • gynephilic: A person (of any sex) attracted towards women or people who look like women. This tells nothing of whether the person is attracted to men.
  • hon: (1) Informal term for a man who dresses as a woman and demands to be referred and treated as a woman despite looking patently as a man in women’s clothes. (2) Informal term for any trans person who does not pass, used with a depreciationg connotation.
  • hugboxing: (1) Telling a non-passing MTF that she passes compliments not based on reality. Example: Telling a hon “You go girl; you look gorgeous!”. (2) In general, telling nice things that are not justified on reality.
  • hurtboxing: Opposite of hugboxing. Telling a passing MTF that she does not pass or telling her anti-compliments not based on reality.
  • HRT: Hormone replacement treatment. In the context of transsexualism: Using pharmaceuticals to cause feminization in biological males or masculinization in biological females.
  • Lupron: Brand name of leuprorelin, an anti-androgen of type GnRH receptor agonist.
  • MTF: (1) A male to female transsex person, i.e.: a biological male who takes female hormones to resemble women. (2) male-to-female as an adjective. Example: “MTF HRT”.
  • non-op: A transsex person who desires to keep her genitals unaltered, and thus not undergo vaginoplasty.
  • orchie: Orchiectomy, removal of the testicles.
  • P: Progesterone.
  • Pinkpill: To pinkpill somebody is to convice a cis biological male of taking HRT to improve her body or mind with female secondary sexual characteristics.
  • PIV: Penis-in-vagina sex.
  • psychopath: A person that does not feel empathy. Note that in the literature, the term “psychopath” is used in a very loose sense of psychopathy cluster.
  • psychopathy cluster: A loosely defined set of psychological traits that correlate with psychopathy and reinforce psychopathy or are reinforced by psychopathy.
  • post-op: A transsex person who underwent vaginoplasty.
  • pre-everything: A person who wants to be trans but has not begun transitioning. Pre-everythings are not trans yet, and should not be referred as such.
  • pre-op: A transsex person who has not undergone vaginoplasty. Used with the connotation that the person desires to have vaginoplasty in the future.
  • ralox: Informal name for raloxifene, a SERM.
  • RPM: Routine penis maintenance. Any procedure that causes a full erection with the purpose of preventing penile atrophy.
  • SERM: Selective estrogen receptor modulator. SERMs are a class of pharmaceuticals that act as nuclear estrogen receptor agonists in some tissue and nuclear estrogen receptor antagonists in other tissue.
  • spiro: Spironolactone, a duiretic with weak anti-androgenic action often misused as an anti-androgen.
  • SRS: “sex reassignment surgery”, a misnomer for vaginoplasty in case of MTFs.
  • stealth: A transsex person who presents to society pretending she is a cis woman. In other words, a trans woman whose social live is as if she were a cis woman instead of telling she is trans.
  • T: (1) The group of all transsex people. Example: “T does not belong with LGB because T is not about sexual orientation”. (2) Testosterone.
  • titty skittles: Informal and affectionate term for HRT pills.
  • tranny: Affectionate shortening of “transsexual”. Analogous to “Australian”→“Aussie”.
  • transmedicalism: The posture that transsexualism is a mental illness and should be treated within institutionalized medical care (not the view of this web site!).
  • transbian: Informal term for “trans lesbian”. A MTF who is exclusively gynephilic.
  • transgender: A delusional person who identifies (sic) as something different that the sex he/she is. Whereas transsexualism is about changing one’s sexually dimorphic features to actually resemble the other sex, transgenderism is about the notion that one can be a woman in an extremely vague sense of “gender” disconnected from factual reality that instead depends only on feelings. Some transgender people are also transsex, but the concepts should not be confused and any similarity is only superficial.
  • trans woman: Affectionate term for MTFs. As used in this web site, the term “trans woman” does not carry the implication that the person is literally a woman.
  • twinkhon: Informal term for a MTF who does not pass but nonetheless looks youthful, feminine and cute. When used to refer to others, usually it has neutral or affectionate connotations. When used to refer to oneself, usually it has self-depreciating connotations.
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