As the constructive reverse of “gender dysphoria”, which trans folks typically expertise whereas they’re nonetheless in the improper physique, gender euphoria happens once they have lastly efficiently transitioned into the physique they really feel comfy in.
In actual fact, some argue that “gender euphoria” is definitely the outcome of extended durations of dysphoria, since you are so used to dwelling in disappointment that even the tiniest bit of acceptance and pleasure feels euphoric.
Trans folks could expertise “gender euphoria” when they’re lastly addressed utilizing the appropriate phrases, once they can lastly put on their most well-liked gendered clothes, or being invited to a gendered occasion, equivalent to a bachelor social gathering as a trans-man, or being a bridesmaid as a trans-woman.
Whereas “gender dysphoria” has existed as a analysis since the 80’s, “gender euphoria” is a a lot youthful term, solely showing round 2010.
The term was cited in the analysis paper “From gender dysphoria to gender euphoria: An assisted journey”, written by E.E.P. Benestad and printed in 2010.
The phenomenon is especially seen in trans folks, though different people on the LGBTQ scale might also expertise it.
Adrian Silbernagel from web site queerkentucky outlined “gender euphoria” as the vibrant aspect of the trans expertise in 2019.
Additionally in 2019, Youtuber Ash Hardell uploaded his video referred to as “Gender Euphoria” the place he discusses the variations between dysphoria and euphoria, and how it feels to lastly really feel the happiness that comes with dwelling as your most well-liked gender. The video was seen over 102K instances inside a yr.