Transsexual pornography

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Transsexual pornography (also referred to as transgender pornography, shemale porn, tranny porn or t-girl porn) is a genre of pornography.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Trans women are most often featured with male partners, but they are also featured with other women, both transgender and cisgender.[7][8][9]

Transgender pornographic actresses may be either sexually passive or active with their male co-stars. Some actresses, such as Danni Daniels, usually perform as a "top" or specialize in dominant roles.[10]

Common phrases used to refer to these individuals are "chicks with dicks", "trannies", or "shemales", although these are generally considered pejorative slurs among trans women.[11][12]

Most transgender performers are trans women, but a few trans men are also employed in the porn industry, the most famous one being Buck Angel.[13][14][15]


AVN Award Transsexual Performer of the Year is one of the major awards in the porn industry for transgender pornographic performers.[16][17] Transgender Erotica Awards (formerly Tranny Awards) is the other major award.[18][19]


Fans of transsexual female pornography typically identify themselves as straight.[20][21][22][23] Transgender porn has become one of the largest, most popular genres of porn among heterosexual males.[21][24][25] It may be that the attraction is based on the contemporaneous presentation of stereotypical anatomical cues of femininity along with the visual trigger of a penis, often a very large penis.[21]

Cyd St. Vincent founded "Bonus Hole Boys", the first FTM gay porn company, in order to "show big-name gay porn stars having sex with trans men and loving it." The formula has found a following among both women and gay men, with the majority of the company's fan-base being gay men. The gay male audience for FTM porn has become a growing niche as more gay men become exposed to the genre.[26]

Data from RedTube, a porn video hosting site, indicated that as of 2016 and based on frequency of online searches transsexual porn was most popular in Brazil, Italy, Argentina, Russia and Spain; the United States ranked at 12th place and within the US transsexual porn searches were most common in Wyoming.[27]

A spokesman for Evil Angel, a US porn production company, was quoted in 2015 as saying transsexual porn was the company's most profitable category, commanding premiums of about 20% more than other genres or scenes.[28]


Some people view pre-op transsexual porn as gay pornography.[29][30][31][32][33] Although transsexual porn is a popular category, some in the LGBT community feel it objectifies transgender people.[30][34][35][36][37][38]

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