What Is A Tranny?

You have heard the word a few times but you still aren't sure on what is a tranny probably because you have heard it in several different contexts. This urban word has been played several times in the media, so you are probably already familiar with the concept of a tranny. However, because this word is often misused, understanding what tranny is will cultivate your knowledge on the difference and relation between sexual assignment, sexuality and gender—something that some people find difficult.

Tranny is the shortened version of the word transsexual. A transsexual is a person who has undergone a sexual operation or have physically altered their body to identify with the opposite sex. This includes taking hormones and getting implants. This differs from a crossdresser, which is a man who dresses like a woman or vice versa. A cross dresser is used synonymously with the word transvestite. This is not to be confused with a drag queen, who are men who dress as women for the purpose of performance and entertainment.

If you want to know what a tranny is, get ready to dispel the common misconception about transexuals. One common mistake people make about transsexuals is that they are gay men who want to be women or vice versa, when in actuality, transsexuals actually feel as though their biological sexual assignment does not match up with the way they feel. Or in other words, transsexuals feel as though they are truly the opposite sex, and some of them alter their body so that their gender appearance is consistent with how they identify themselves.

To be a tranny is not to be gay. While many transsexuals identify as heterosexual, it is not to be assumed that transsexuals are homosexual. The difference between a gay man and a man-to-woman transsexual is that a gay man identifies as a man, while a man-to-woman transsexual may also like men, but may identify themselves as a woman.

 

 

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