Autogynephilia is a condition in which a heterosexual male has erotic fantasies about “being a woman,” whether this is in the context of “dressing up” in women’s clothes at home, going out occasionally for shopping or to a bar “en femme,” having fantasies about his breasts growing or “waking up one day to find himself female,” or a variety of other fantasies & behaviors normally associated with “transvestites.” Increasingly, however, garden-variety transvestite “cross-dressers” are taking things a step further — becoming “transsexuals,” actually “transitioning” to live as “women.” They start taking hormones, having surgeries etc. Many even transition without surgeries — they simply announce that they are now “women.”
The vast majority of male transgenderists, transsexuals, whatever you want to call them, are autogynephiles. They have autogynephilia. They get an erotic thrill from wearing women’s clothes, from being perceived as “women,” from not being kicked out of the women’s restroom, etc.
Every secretive transvestite is an autogynephile. Since the internet came along, every secretive transvestite is at high risk of progressing to full-blown transsexuality.
Male transgenderists and their enablers in the medical/pharma transgenderism industry will hotly deny the existence of autogynephilia. They will attack anyone who mentions it. Autogynephilia is an utterly forbidden topic to them! However, just read the writings of autogynephiles! It’s completely obvious that we are in the midst of an autogynephilia epidemic.
And what about “gender identity”? For autogynephiles (again, the vast majority of male transgenderists), it has been shown that their “gender identity” (as a “woman”) only forms after years or decades of sexualized cross-dressing.