sissy sexuality

Experimental and Clinical Observations

The effects of oral estrogen treatment on sexual physiology and behavior were examined in seven presurgical male-to-female transsexuals engaged in cross-living. Subjects were studied prior to hormone treatment during long- term hormone treatment and during an experimental double-blind period in which the effects of their usual hormone regimen were compared to those of placebo during successive 4-week periods. Subjects maintained daily logs of their spontaneous erections, sexual activity (masturbation), and feelings throughout the study. Nocturnal penile tumescence was measured using home monitors in order to estimate estrogen-induced changes in erectile capacity. Erectile response to sexually arousing stimuli (erotic films and self-generated fantasy) was also assessed in the laboratory. Blood samples were taken at intervals for testosterone and sex-hormone-binding globulin measurements and free testosterone levels were calculated. Estrogen treatment inhibited sexual activity spontaneous erections and nocturnal penile tumescence. No significant effects on psychophysiological response to film and fantasy or frequency of sexual feelings were found, but the psychophysiological data were very variable. Testosterone levels were suppressed by estrogen, but not to the extent that free testosterone levels were. It appears that declining free testosterone level is associated with inhibition of spontaneous erections (during both sleep and waking) and of sexual activity, though the latter relationship is less clear. No evidence of an effect on film or fantasy-induced erections was obtained.

1 Department of Physiology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305.
2 Gender Dysphoria Program, 900 Welch Road, Palo Alto, California 94305.


It is now well established that testosterone has multiple stimulatory effects on sexual behavior both in male mammals (Davidson 1977; Davidson et al., 1978) and men (Davidson et al., 1979,1982; Skakkebaek et al., 1980). Yet much remains to be learned about the behavioral mechanism of this action of androgen, particularly in men, since controlled human research on this subject is still meager (Bancroft, 1980; Davidson et al. 1982). We recently showed that testosterone stimulates nocturnal penile tumescence in hypogonadal men in addition to increasing sexual activity and spontaneous erections, but erections elicited in the laboratory during psychophysiological testing were not affected by hypogonadism or testosterone treatment (Kwan et al., 1983). That some types of erection might be androgen-dependent, and others not, seems counterintuitive, and further investigation is indicated. A different approach to these problems is to study the effects of androgen suppression in healthy men. The availability of presurgical male-to-female transsexuals undergoing hormone therapy provides an opportunity to study the effects of estrogen simultaneously on sexual behavior and testosterone levels in physically normal genetic males and to test the hypothesis that estrogen’s suppressive effects would parallel testosterone inhibition. Unfortunately, uniform experimental protocols could not be maintained across these individually variable subjects, who are usually highly invested in their treatment regimens. Nevertheless, we were able to gather informative experimental and clinical data on effects of estrogen treatment in healthy men and to compare the results with findings in a companion study of effects of testosterone treatment on components of sexuality in hypogonadal men (Kwan et al., 1983).


Seven genetically male transsexual subjects (see Table I) were recruited for long-term assessment and a double-blind crossover study of estrogen vs. placebo. They were referred from the Gender Dysphoria Program (directed by D. Laub, M.D.), a multidisciplinary project that has provided diagnosis and treatment for approximately 750 transsexuals. All were living as women during a mandatory 2-3-year period of cross-dressing and daily estrogen ingestion before qualifying for gender change surgery. Because of the reluctance of these patients to change or relinquish their estrogen treatments, even for a short period, their recruitment required a long-term establishment of trust with the investigative team. Moreover, the patients’ previous oral estrogen treatment regimen was used in the blind experiment. Two subjects took the informed consent option of having the code broken and returning to estrogen treatment if a subject suffered undue disquiet while on placebo, 2 weeks (subject 1) and 3 weeks (subject 5) after onset of placebo treatment. Since in these two cases the estrogen was administered first, these (and the other) experiments were blind during estrogen treatment. The subjects were seen by the senior author at regular intervals over extended periods of time before, during, and after the blind experimental period. Total and free plasma testosterone levels and self-report and physiological data on sexual behavior (see below) were obtained from the subjects periodically, and results are reported here.

Throughout the experimental period, and at other times (see Table I), subjects kept daily logs and agreed to record therein all sexual acts: coitus, masturbation, petting, orgasms, spontaneous erections (those not generated in sex acts), and sexual feelings, by frequency per day. Logs were brought to the laboratory each week, at which time a brief interview was conducted and a 20-ml blood sample obtained. The blood was separated, frozen, and subsequently tested for testosterone level by radioimmunoassay (Frankel et al., 1975) and for sex-hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) by the filter paper method (Mickelson and Petra, 1974), from which estimated free testosterone levels were calculated (Wiest et al., 1978).

Physioogical Observations

Quantitative assessments of nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) for 2-5 nights were obtained using portable home monitors. Recordings that were technically questionable (e.g., due to strain gauge breakage) were eliminated during blind scoring of the data. The NPT data were evaluated in terms of (a) percentage of sleep time spent within 80% of the maximum magnitude (MM) of increased penile circumference per erectile episode multiplied by MM for that episode totaled over the night (% T.MM) and (b) percentage of sleep time during which MM was greater than 1.5 cm (% T > 1.5) Erectile responses to sexual stimuli were measured by subjects observing erotic videotapes (or sexually neutral television programs) and generating sexual fantasies (“imagine the most sexually arousing experience possible”),all in complete privacy. The sequence of testing was neutral / fantasy / neutral / film / neutral / film / neutral / film / neutral / fantasy / neutral; each episode lasted 4 minutes. The data were analyzed to generate two amplitude x duration measures (T.MM and T > 1.5), similar to those derived for the NPT data.

Experimental Protocol and Analysis

Subjects volunteered to spend 2 months in a double-blind crossover experiment at a time of their choice within the longer series of clinical observations. One month on the subject’s usual oral estrogen treatment was to be alternated with one month of receiving placebo. Daily log data were collected throughout the experimental period. Information on periods of data collection before and after the experimental period are presented in Table I, along with other details. Blood samples were taken two to four times times during the experimental period and also during the other observation periods. The decrease in testosterone level, due to negative feedback inhibition of gonadotropin by estrogen (Santen, 1975) or its absence during placebo administration, provided a weekly check on  patient compliance.


Daily log data collected during the experimental treatments were scored and expressed as weekly frequencies of spontaneous erections, sex acts (coitus was never reported, so these were always masturbatory), orgasms, and sexual feelings. Since sex acts were almost always orgasmic, the data on orgasm frequency were almost identical with those dealing with sexual acts. Placebo vs. estrogen data were compared statistically using the paired t test. There were no significant differences between these two conditions on any measure. Examination of the data on erections, sexual acts, and orgasms plotted across time, however, revealed clear-cut changes appearing approximately 2 weeks following a change in treatment. Accordingly, the data were reanalyzed in terms of mean weekly responses during the 3rd and 4th weeks after the onset of a change in treatment. These 2-week periods were the last 2 weeks of each treatment; in the two cases where the placebo was administered for less than 4 weeks, the “placebo treatment periods” actually consisted of the first 2 weeks of Premarin treatment in subject 1 and 1 week of placebo plus 1 week of Premarin in subject 5. Figure 1 shows data on sexual acts and spontaneous erections arranged in this fashion. In all subjects, estrogen had the effect of decreasing the behavior, except for subjects 4 and 5, whose frequency of sex acts remained at 0 and 1 per week, respectively, during both treatment conditions. Spontaneous erection, sex act, and orgasm frequencies were significantly lower on estrogen than placebo (t = 3.75, p < 0.005, and t = 2.77, p < 0.025, 1-tailed, for erections and acts respectively).

Analysis of the data on frequency of sexual feelings by either of the two methods used above revealed no significant differences between conditions, in part because subjects 2, 3, and 6 reported no sexual feelings at all during the blind experiment. The subjects were requested to state their guesses as to which treatment was which. By 2 weeks after the onset of blind treatments, all had guessed correctly the identity of the treatment and attributed this to noticing the return of spontaneous erections while on placebo.

Table II. Mean Total (TT) and Free (FT) Plasma Testosterone Levels before Estrogen Treatment Was Initiated (Baseline); during the 3rd and 4th Weeks after Change of Treatment in the Experimental Period (Estrogen and Placebo); and for Periods of Over 2 Months of Estrogen Treatment (Chronic Estrogen)a Experimental Experimental Chronic

Baseline Placebo Estrogen Estrogen









1 7.78 202 16.19 318 1.68 12 3.00 20
2 6.89 2.41 10.06 299 7.14 93 1.07 10
3 9.81 382 7.01 126 2.75 28
4 3.32 53 .30 2 .22 2
5 5.33 201 7.85 318 7.36 201 4.07 73
6 5.44 173 7.46 238 6.12 79 2.55 44
7 8.91 288 5.92 175 4.76 94 5.72 116
Mean 6.87 221 8.66 255 4.91 87 2.77 42
S.E. ±0.68 ±20 ±1.53 ±68 ±0.38 ±26 ±0.69 ±15

Mean values in ng/ml (TT) and pg/ml (FT) are shown. All baseline values are means of 3 samples, and chronic estrogen of 3 or 4. Experimental values are means of 2 samples or single ones (subjects 3, 6, 7).

Hormonal Data

Mean total and free testosterone levels are shown in Table II for the different phases of the study: before onset of estrogen treatment (baseline), during the experimental period, and during long-term estrogen treatment. Placebo and estrogen treatment periods were as defined in the previous section. During the baseline observations, total testosterone levels were well within the normal range (3-11 ng/ml). During placebo treatment, total and free testosterone levels were above baseline values in 4 of the 5 subjects with baseline data. Particularly high total and/or free levels were present in subjects 1 and 2. In all 7 subjects, the levels were lower during estrogen treatment than placebo, though only in subjects 1 and 4 did they drop to the hypogonadal range. Even after long-term treatment, subjects 5 and 7 had total testosterone values clearly within the normal range. In all cases, however, the percentage of decrease from placebo to estrogen conditions was considerably greater for free testosterone than for total testosterone. Thus, with estrogen treatment total testosterone dropped to an average of 60 ± 13% (S.E.) of the placebo level, while free testosterone dropped to 23 ± 9%. Subject 5 showed the least change in total or free testosterone levels with estrogen treatment; independent evidence confirmed inconsistent pill-taking in this case. In all cases, testosterone levels returned to the normal range of values for men by the third week after onset of placebo treatment, with the DES-treated subject showing the lowest value.

Table III. Nocturnal Penile Tumescence  Data during Blind Experimental Period

% T.MM % T>

Number of nights tested

Subject Placebo Estrogen Placebo Estrogen Placebo Estrogen
1 31.83 1.39 38.85 3.75 3 3
3 62.55 22.67 32.72 8.10 2 6
4 2.88 0.0 0.0 0.0 6 3
5 72.4 69.58 32.14 25.49 3 3
6 11.78 5.04 1.75 0.92 2 2
7 43.41 50.12 20.34 22.86 7 7
Mean 37.48 24.8 20.97 10.19
S.E. ±11.21 ±11.8 ±6.81 ±4.58

Fig. 2.  Relationships between free testosterone level and nocturnal penile tumescence (% of sleep time in maximum erection x degree of tumescence, see Methods) throughout the various periods of observation during the study. Both measures are expressed as percentage of the highest value for the same individual during the study. Each of the six subjects with NPT and hormone data is represented by a separate data point for each observation period, which is a mean of several observations during a specific period of study.

Nocturnal Penile Tumescence

Data on NPT (see Table III) were available for only six of the seven subjects, since subject 2 would not use the NPT monitor. In addition, two subjects had extremely low NPT scores. Subject 4 showed a virtual absence of nocturnal erections, and this subject (receiving 5 mg DES) also had the lowest testosterone values of the group. Table III shows mean NPT results during placebo and estrogen conditions for all subjects. In light of considerable variability in the data, it was not surprising that there was no significant difference between the two experimental conditions, using the paired t test on either NPT variable (p > 0.05, 1-tailed). However, the trend was clearly toward a decline in NPT measures with estrogen; robust decreases were found in three subjects. This was further investigated by examining NPT-testosterone relationships both outside and within the experimental period. Free and total testosterone mean values for all subjects in all conditions were plotted against the concurrently collected mean NPT data. NPT data were obtained for two to five nights during 1-week periods, with blood sampling on days one and eight; the two testosterone values were averaged to generate a mean testosterone value used in the analysis.

Figure 2 shows a scattergram of the individual data on NPT vs. free testosterone from each period of observation, and Table IV presents mean coefficients of correlation for each individual subject. It is clear that NPT is positively related to free testosterone levels (though the scattergram was less impressive for total testosterone). Individual correlation coefficients were high and positive in all subjects except subject 7. The slopes of the regression lines (hormone vs. NPT) were calculated for each subject, and the significance of the slope was calculated by single-sample t test and found to show significance for total and free testosterone.

Table IV. Individual Correlation
Coefficients for the Relationship between NPT (% T.MM) and Total or Free Testosterone over  the Various Conditions and Significance of the Slopes of the Regression Lines

Total Free

Subject TotalTestosterone FreeTestosterone
1 .92 .99
3 .97 .99
4 .48 .47
5 .97 .77
6 .68 .81
7 -.15 -.12
Significance 2.16 2.34
p (1-tailed) < 0.05 < 0.05

Table V. Psychophysiological
Data: Erectile Responses to Film and fantasy (Amplitude x Duration, T.MM) during  Experimental Period

Film Fantasy

Subject Placebo Estrogen Placebo Estrogen
1 332.5 133.0 462.0 185.0
2 752.0 918.5 384.0 586.0
3 2023 1045.5 722.0 0.0
4 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
5 553.5 757.5 488.5 686.5
6 1824.0 2159.0 815.5 300.0
7 1278.5 838.1 750.3 356.8
Mean 966.8 835.9 517.5 302
S.E ±288.4 ±267.3 ±106.3 ±100.9

A similar analysis was done for self-reported data on spontaneous erections and sexual acts. The daily log data were analyzed in blocks of six days, three each before and after the testosterone determination to which they were being related. Statistical significance was obtained (p < 0.05, t =

2.04, 1-tailed) for the relationship between free (but not total) testosterone and spontaneous erections, but not for the relationships between total or free testosterone and sexual acts.

Psychophysiological Data

Table V shows the psychophysiological responses to erotic film and fantasy. Three subjects showed an increased response to film with estrogen; three others decreased. Four of the seven subjects showed a marked decrease in response to fantasy during estrogen treatment, and two a less marked decrease. One subject (4) showed essentially no response to either stimulus. This was the same subject (receiving DES) who was only barely responsive on the NPT test. A paired t test revealed no significant differences between placebo and estrogen for the film or fantasy tests (p0.05, 1-tailed).


This report indicates that estrogen administration to genetic male transsexuals with intact testes reduces sexual activity, orgasms, and spontaneous erections. Changes in these measures of sexuality followed changes in hormone treatment by approximately 2 weeks. Objective assessment of spontaneous erectile capacity was obtained from periods of all-night recordings of nocturnal erections and the quantitative analysis of the resulting data. The relationship between free testosterone vs. NPT and self-reported spontaneous erection data following observations made in a variety of hormonal situations revealed a positive relationship between these variables. In each of these situations except the experimental period, hormone levels had reached steady-state conditions.

Though erectile responses to erotic film and fantasy were not found to be significantly affected by estrogen, the data are too variable to allow for reliable negative conclusions from such a small sample. However, Bancroft et al. (1974) found no reduction in film-induced erections in sex offenders whose testosterone levels were suppressed by estrogen

The data suggest that spontaneous (waking or nocturnal) erections and sexual activity are testosterone-dependent, but this does not necessarily reflect an overall testosterone dependence of the intrinsic erectile mechanism. Similar (and firmer) conclusions have arisen from the study of testosterone treatment in hypogonadal men. Thus, Kwan et al. (1983) reported that sexual activity and NPT responses in these subjects were clearly testosterone-dependent, but not their responses to film and fantasy, while Bancroft and Wu (1983) found that testosterone affected the film but not the fantasy response. The additional conclusion from our work and that of others (Skakkebaek et al. 1980; Luisi and Franchi, 1980; Bancroft, 1980) that testosterone also independently stimulates libido was not reflected in the present results on frequency of sexual feelings. However, male-to-female transsexuals may commonly report a lack of sexual feelings before gender surgery is performed, for reasons unrelated to libido status. Free testosterone was more suppressed by the estrogen treatment than total testosterone, as a result of elevated SHBG levels and consequent binding of testosterone. Because severe decreases in sexual function occurred when free testosterone level was reduced, but total testosterone was not below the normal range, and because free but not total testosterone was related to spontaneous erections, we tentatively conclude that the free fraction is responsible for effects on sexuality. This is consistent with our previous finding that the sexual decline in aging men is slightly but significantly correlated with low free but not total testosterone level (Davidson et al. 1983). The data provide no indication of a stimulatory effect of estrogen on any of the aspects of sexual function studied. However, it should be noted that the animal data showing positive effects of estrogen on sexual behavior are mostly limited to motivational (i.e., libido) measures (Beyer, 1979; Davidson, 1969) and do not include reflex erectile response (Gray et al. 1980; Hart, 1979). Finally, the possibility that estrogen inhibits sexual function directly, rather than via androgen suppression, cannot yet be excluded.


We gratefully acknowledge the help of Drs. Donald Laub and Norman Fisk and thank Brenda Siddall for excellent technical assistance. Special thanks are due to Dr. Jeanette Chen, who began the work that led to this study. The antiserum for the testosterone assay was kindly supplied by Dr. B. Caldwell.


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Marie Kwan, Ph.D.1 Judy
VanMaasdam, B.A.2 and Julian M. Davidson, Ph.D.


  1. jimmie

    sissy found this article/study very interesting. sissy has thought about taking hormones to feminize sissy’s body and may yet pursue. sissy believes that some born as “males” are psychologically female. sissy truly respects those that have the courage to transition from one gender to another. sissy cannot imagine being that brave.

    Also, sissy believes that being gay is not a choice, it is who someone is. Finally, sissy believes some are born submissive and their nature is to serve the strong. This sissy has always been very submissive with a desire to submit to those that are naturally Superiors. Being submissive means to turn one’s control and will to a Superior and to serve that Superior unconditionally. If a Superior wishes for sissy to suck off a real Man then sissy does it enthusiastically to please the Mistress/Master. This doesn’t mean necessarily that sissy is gay, it means that sissy has submitted to a Superior and is dedicated to serving that Superior’s orders/wishes/desires. sissy is not sure why she is so submissive and gets such pleasure from being dominated. sissy has accepted a long time ago that sissy is submissive and has embraced being submissive and turning her life over to a Superior. sissy doesn’t need a double blind study to understand the whys. This is who sissy is. And knowing that is good enough for sissy.


    1. princess katielynne

      sissy loved reading jimmie’s reply, thank sissy so much for that. For this girl it was not really bravery that allowed her to transition to female with hormones. Once she discovered that this was actually an option, she kept asking herself as the dates for starting hormone therapy or changing her name and gender got closer if this was still what she wanted to do. Every single time, sissy told herself ‘yes’, she does want to keep moving forward with it. she is on a waiting list right now to speak with a psychologist prior to being on the list for a vaginoplasty. It is a lot of waiting, but it will be worth it. This girl was meant to be in a girl’s body, so she is doing what she can to make it that way.

  2. emma (in progress)

    o.m.g. confession: my panties are freakin’ drenched! this li’l miss is soo excited…! seriously solemnly – delicately and a touch awkwardly i kneel and prostrate myself before all Superiors and sisters with deep reverence and submission to You – and to this mystery we all can’t help but explore: (aside – i promise that for whatever time spent reading the remainder of this, i will be sitting here in a light top and skirt fantasizing about pleasing You all – in some ways i haven’t even dreamed of yet 🙂 – and in all honesty probably playing with my nipples and remembering the last time…. mmm sorry but, i’m soft and sweet and i’m begging You to re-read, above in the ‘results’ section i think: “table v. psychophysiological data: erectile responses to film and fantasy…” – this table is – fascinating! -> there are 2 sub-types of male-to-female transexuals that are distinctly characterizeable by systemic oral estrogen along with exposures to sexy stimuli: in subtype 1 (subjects 1,3,7) stimulated erectile function is twice reduced by estrogen, and in subtype 2 (subjects 2,5,6) stimulated erectile function twice increased by estrogen!! and that means there could be two ( …or more?) different biophysiological subtypes of transexual people within the mtF trans* group – and they might need *different* types of therapy in order to truly improve – as much as possible – pharmacologic options available to this invisible diversity – or a molecular diversity – inside the mtF transgender community! That would be an awesome thing to figure out – has any further research been done on this distinction? if i should come across some research i will inform the House 🙂 And one possible next-question could be ‘how does estrogen affect other metabolic, biochemical, immune, and/or psycho-behavioral indices when holding the above empiric penile-response distinction constant?’ And how would that change the current standards of care in hormonal therapy for transgender women?

    just a too-curious tranny askin’ questions 🙂 and being super-excited! this place is such decadent girly fun and there’s brilliant high-quality non-fiction, too – iz so Genius!

    i feel a little less alone too – just thinking of others like me looking to somehow ‘become themselves’ through guidance and community…and for any and all mindless transgressions made in this post by me and my ten fingers – i am willing to heed your criticism, or submit to your will…just know that i have huge respect for the Women behind this site for collecting real relevant information to help people make better decisions about themselves and their lives, as well as pioneering passionate eroticism that, to me, expresses the most complete human definition of freedom yet – the freedom to become oneself – by any means necessary! Hugs, becky

  3. Drusilla

    I have read when Googling side effects of hormone therapy that there is an increased risk of prostate cancer related to taking the hormones. Since I’ve had testicular cancer and had to go thru surgery and radiation treatments, the thought of getting prostate cancer is scary enough for me not to want to use hormone therapy.

    1. Madame Stewart

      I don’t think this is true honey. Anti-androgens are given to patients with enlarged prostates to do the opposite, actually shrink them and keep them from becoming an issue. I assure you, after a personal 25 years on hormone therapy, I have found them to be quite safe if done and monitored correctly, as well as the medical establishment monitoring long term transsexuals.

  4. lili

    Mistress, i have been playing doctor pretty much in ignorance. i didn’t know what i was doing and i really didn’t care. i wanted to feminize my body and i went about it the way i usually do things: learn just enough to be dangerous and go for it. But i have achieved some results. my usual method of applying feminine hormones is to “soak” my nipples in phytoestrogen and progesterone creams made by Emerita. Soak means to put a dab of the two creams mixed on the pad of a band-aid (L or Xl) and put one on each nipple. i continue this for days until my nipples simply won’t absorb any more. Let them dry out and do it again. i also take saw palmetto at thesame time.
    i’ve gained a solid inch of breast material and will continue until i can fill a certain “B” cup bra. i have lost penis and testicle size. i can’t seem be able to get full erections anymore, but orgasms are not a problem. my semen is still “milky”, but i have no idea if it is viable.
    You have a long list of herbal supplements to help in the process, really long. Could You please recommend a few to help? Say the top five?
    i hope i have been helpful. And sincerely apologize if i have wasted Your time.
    Respectfully, lili

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