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A Transage Flag: The most widely accepted symbol of Transage people

Transage is a term used since the late 00s[1] to describe people who feel that their internal age does not match their chronological age, and subsequently identify as such.[2] Some transage people have a fluid age identity, sometimes termed "agefluid", although this is sometimes used with the Transage concept in hoaxes, for example, "clovergender". There exist self-explanatory subcategories such as Older-to-younger (OTY) and Younger-to-older (YTO). A Transage Flag is also documented.[3]

Transage communities have a tortured history with MAPs, and some transage identities have been constructed specifically to exclude them.[4] Nevertheless, the overlap with MAPs is considerable, as evidenced by the number of transage people who feel comfortable and accepted in the Pediverse. Both OTY and YTO identities have been seen as problematic by conservatives, in that they might allow individuals to skirt around Age of Consent laws, as in the example of an 11 year old girl identifying as a 31 year old woman with a 40 year old boyfriend.

There have existed precedents, described as somewhat similar to Transage identities, Puer aeternus, Peter Pan, Kidult and the Young fogey among them.

See also

Transage-MAP mixing is usually dependent upon the personal views of the transage person

External links

Transage discourse can be found on Twitter, Tumblr and Mastodon in particular.