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Imagining the She/Male: Pornography and the Transsexualization of the Heterosexual Male: Psychoanalytic Reflections

By Lynne Zeavin, 2011

In his essay ‘‘Imagining the She/Male: Pornography and the Transsexualization of the Heterosexual Male,’’ Escoffier (this issue) brings a particular type of pornography to our attention. He asks our consideration of the scenes in which the object of desire is a male to female transsexual body—prior to surgery, penis intact. After noting a surprising rise in popularity of this category porn he asks us to consider the desire responsible for the upsurge—to understand and to situate it within contemporary culture.

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