What's the difference between a 'transvestite' and a 'crossdresser' ?

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    Arianna Arianna
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    hi, i’m curious about what the difference between these two groups are, and i’m not sure which one I am, thx for your help.

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     Edie Majeski 
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    “Crossdresser” is a term use to describe all those who like to wear feminine clothes. It covers all the different levels of transgenders. A “transvestite” is someone who likes to dress as the opposite sex but has no desire to physical become the opposite sex. Note: a transvestite can be either a male or female.

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    As far as I’m concerned the dictionary definition of transvestite is ‘a person who derives pleasure from wearing clothes of a person of the opposite sex’ which of course is what a crossdresser is. However many, including me, prefer the term crossdresser over transvestite. I think this is really down to the media (here in the UK at least) who often portray ‘transvestites’ in connection with porn, prostitution etc. Hence the term has, to a lot of people, become an unpalatable expression. In the end, use the term you prefer, or use no term at all, after all we’re just normal people aren’t we?

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     Arianna Arianna 
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    hmm, so their both the same thing?

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