A transvestite (also seen shortened to tv or TV) is someone who regularly or occasionally wears the clothing of another gender, normally because the dresser wants to pass as a member of the opposite sex. It is sometimes confused with homosexuality but in fact most transvestites are not homosexuals.
Transvestism can be seen as a deeper attachment to the element of cross-dressing which is just wanting to wear articles of clothing associated with the opposite sex, but not emulate the opposite sex.
Some use the terms interchangeably, but many TVs feel that they want more than just to cross dress.
A transvestite in the feminisation realm is often called a sissy or a sissy maid.
Compelling someone to become a transvestite is called forced feminisation.
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