Wegener writes, "Langevin makes several concrete suggestions regarding the language used to describe sexual anomalies.
For example, he proposes the terms gynephilic and androphilic to indicate the type of partner preferred regardless of an individual's gender identity or dress.
Those who are writing and researching in this area would do well to adopt his clear and concise vocabulary." Androphilia – The romantic and/or sexual attraction to adult males.
The terms gender dysphoria and gender identity disorder were not used until the 1970s, "Transsexualism" was replaced in the DSM-IV by "gender identity disorder in adolescents and adults".True transsexuals feel that they belong to the other sex, they want to be and function as members of the opposite sex, not only to appear as such.For them, their sex organs, the primary (testes) as well as the secondary (penis and others) are disgusting deformities that must be changed by the surgeon's knife.In 1930, Hirschfeld supervised the second genital reassignment surgery to be reported in detail in a peer-reviewed journal, that of Lili Elbe of Denmark.In 1923, Hirschfeld introduced the (German) term "Transsexualismus", Benjamin went on to popularize the term in his 1966 book, The Transsexual Phenomenon, in which he described transsexual people on a scale (later called the "Benjamin scale") of three levels of intensity: "Transsexual (nonsurgical)", "Transsexual (moderate intensity)", and "Transsexual (high intensity)".