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The masculine Vaginal: Working with queer men’s embodiment at the transgender edge
Journal Title: PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE 
Author/s: Griffin Hansbury 
Year:  2021 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  22 Pg. 19-40 FullText PDF:  393 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PU2021-001003
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Turning away from the conspicuous phenomena of transgender experience, with an eye toward locating and illuminating the transgender edge in cisgender, this paper explores the relationship between men and the Vaginal, both material and fantasized. Positing the Vaginal as a counterpart to the Phallic allows a delinkage of vaginal psychic and embodied states from the strictly female so that, like the Phallic, they can be accessed by people of all genders and sexes. This concept goes beyond the conceptual to the fleshy, embodied experience of many transgender men, who live in whole, partial, and/or temporary "female" bodies. It can also be applied to the physio-psychic reality of many cisgender men. Included is a discussion of a case in which a gay cisgender male patient experiences and fantasizes his anus as a vagina.
Keywords: Vaginal; Transgender; Vaginal castration anxiety; Phallic; Homosexuality

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Griffin Hansbury, The masculine Vaginal: Working with queer men’s embodiment at the transgender edge in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 1/2021, pp. 19-40, DOI:10.3280/PU2021-001003

   

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