How does a transgender person have sex? Its a question lewis hancox was sick of being asked down the pub, so the 26-year-old filmmaker put together an educational video to provide the answer. Shemale (also spelled she-male) is a term most commonly used in the pornography industry to describe trans women or other people with male genitalia and female secondary sex characteristics (including breasts) acquired via hormones or surgery. Most people in the transgender community consider the term offensive and degrading. Using the term shemale for a trans woman may imply that she is. To the edge and back im transgender, meaning the gender that was assigned to me at birth doesnt match the gender i identify with. To j, always punning and making me laugh and to e, who is always truthful. This is a letter to all the men, both cisgender and transgender, who have ever loved me, and to all the men i will ever love. Several terms are in common use, especially within the community itself relating to the surgical or operative status of someone who is transsexual, depending on whether they have already had sex reassignment surgery (srs), have not had srs but still intend to, or do not intend to have srs.