TRANSVESTIC FETISHISM

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in the DSM-IV-TR, a paraphilia involving the continual wearing by a heterosexual man of woman's clothing with the intention of reaching sexual arousal and satisfaction. It commonly starts in childhood or adolescence and ought not to be confused with transvestism, the non-pathological cross-dressing by males or females of any gender inclination.

TRANSVESTIC FETISHISM: "The therapist has diagnosed him with transvestism fetishism."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "TRANSVESTIC FETISHISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/transvestic-fetishism/ (accessed July 1, 2022).

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