Today we are living at a special point in history, where freedom of expression has risen a notch and has become a necessary and obligatory part of society. This freedom opens doors to behaviour that for a long time was hidden for fear of rejection and contempt, and which is now considered normal in much of the world as part of human nature.

Transvestism is one of those social behaviors that has come to light and is now accepted in society, although there is still a part of the population that does not see a shemale “correct”. People who engage in this behaviour must lead a life between these two societies, which is complex and will be explored below.

Are transvestites gay?

Being a transvestite does not always mean being homosexual, because in fact there are heterosexual transvestites, that is to say, people who enjoy taking on the role of the opposite sex through clothing and behaviour, and yet continue to be attracted to that opposite sex; a different case is that of homosexual transvestites who, taking a man as an example, seek to attract the male sex to carry out sexual relations, using feminine elements such as clothing and behaviour.

The sexual relations

Transvestites normally assume such behavior as they feel sexual excitement when wearing opposite-sex clothing, which occurs more often in men who, although not attracted to the same sex, find this excitement in dressing up as women, being a sexual role-playing game rather than a manifestation of homosexuality.

Curiously enough, some heterosexual transvestites enjoy the idea of looking attractive to men in their female role, yet they flee at all costs from the sexual encounter with these men.
They lead both lives?

Many transvestites enter their opposite role only when they are completely alone, for fear of accusations and contempt from the people around them, being able to lead a completely normal life, having a partner and children and keeping their role hidden for a long time.

Others enjoy demonstrating their second role, because by dressing and behaving like the opposite sex, they feel the ability to live two different lives, although in many cases they lead their two completely separate lives without the people around them realizing that one is different from the other.

Do they live like the others?

Since being a transvestite is considered more a behavior than a lifestyle, they can lead a life like other people, depending on how they carry out their opposite role, as there are people who carry transvestism in their lives as a profession, and others who have it only as a hobby or sexual game.

This social behaviour is often frowned upon and repudiated by society, but as the doors to freedom of expression are opened, such behaviour will not need to be hidden from the light.