|Sexual Attraction||Sexual Experience|
|Before SRS||After SRS||Before SRS||After SRS|
|Neither males nor females||27 (12%)||21 (9%)||12 (5%)||54 (24%)|
|Females exclusively||59 (26%)||21 (9%)||103 (46%)||44 (19%)|
|64 (28%)||36 (16%)||58 (26%)||16 (7%)|
|Females mostly, but|
|32 (14%)||16 (7%)||23 (10%)||7 (3%)|
|Females and Males|
|17 (7%)||26 (11%)||4 (2%)||12 (5%)|
|Males mostly, but|
|7 (3%)||30 (13%)||7 (3%)||6 (3%)|
|10 (4%)||41 (18%)||9 (4%)||14 (6%)|
|Males exclusively||11 (5%)||36 (16%)||10 (4%)||73 (32%)|
From Sexuality before and after Male-to-Female Sex Reassignment Surgery (PDF) by Anne Lawrence.
Now Dr Lawrence has some ideas I don't agree with, but as a scientist she's quite reliable, her data is trustworthy even if her theories aren't.
As always when dealing with TS issues, the sample size is small (n=232).
Survey participants were MtF transsexuals who had undergone SRS between May 1994 and March 2000 with Toby Meltzer, M.D., a surgeon practicing in Portland, Oregon. All participants had undergone SRS using a consistent surgical technique, consisting of penile-inversion vaginoplasty and clitoroplasty using a portion of the glans penis on a dorsal neurovascular pedicle.Thereby shackling some very important variables. Same Surgeon and Same Technique might not lead to Same Surgical Outcome, but it comes as close as we can get.
What conclusions can be drawn from this data?
The figures scotch the common misconception "Transsexuals are just Gays who want sex with Men". Only 1 in 10 are attracted to guys beforehand. 7 in 10 have sexual relations exclusively or nearly so with other women, though only just over half are attracted to other women exclusively or nearly so. The pressure of societal expectation makes itself known.
After SRS... 4 in 10 end up in normal, heterosexual relations, though only 1 in 3 are exclusively attracted to men - societal expectations again. About 1 in 4 continue to be Lesbian, often with their previous partner, though many find guys sorta interesting now.
But there's one sadness. Before surgery, only 1 in 20 didn't have some form of Love Life. But afterwards, that becomes 1 in 4. To Transition is very often to condemn oneself to a life of loneliness. Tragically, the proportion of asexuals decreases : just at a time when they look for love rather than doing what society expects, that's the time their newly awakened desires are thwarted by grim Reality.