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Homeovestism is a concept identified by George Zavitzianos and further developed by Louise Kaplan, to refer to the arousal of a person by wearing clothing appropriate to his or her gender, in comparison with the more widely recognized practices of transvestic fetishism, in which one is aroused by wearing clothing appropriate to the opposite gender. Men and women wearing suits, an example of one of the many modern forms of clothing (from the 1937 Chicago Woolen Mills catalog) Clothing is defined, in its broadest sense, as coverings for the torso and limbs as well as coverings for the hands (gloves), feet (socks, shoes, sandals, boots... The gender symbols used to denote a male or female organism. ... Also, not every sexual behaviour where clothes of the other gender are involved are transvestic fetishism, they are also often used in sexual roleplay without being a fetish. ...

According to Kaplan's book Female Perversions (Doubleday, 1991), homeovestism is "an impersonation of the idealized phallic parent of the same sex" in order "to overcome shameful and frightening cross-gender identifications" (p. 546, footnote to p. 250). The phallus usually refers to the male penis, or sex organ. ...

Further reading

  • Kaplan, Louise J. (1991). Female Perversions: The Temptations of Madame Bovary. Doubleday. ISBN 0385262337. 
  • Zavitzianos, George (1967). "Problems of Technique in the Analysis of a Juvenile Delinquent: Therapeutic Alliance and Transference Neurosis". International Journal of Psychoanalysis 48: 439–47.
  • Zavitzianos, George (1971). "Fetishism and Exhibitionism in the Female and Their Relationship to Psychopathy and Kleptomania". International Journal of Psychoanalysis 52: 297–305.
  • Zavitzianos, George (1972). "Homeovestism: Perverse Form of Behaviour Involving the Wearing of Clothes of the Same Sex". International Journal of Psychoanalysis 53: 471–477.
  • Zavitzianos, George (1977). "The Object in Fetishism, Homeovestism, and Transvestism". International Journal of Psychoanalysis 58: 487–95.



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