Transage is a term used since the late 00s to describe people who feel that their internal age does not match their chronological age, and subsequently identify as such. 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.
Transage communities have a tortured history with MAPs, and some transage identities have been constructed specifically to exclude them. 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.
Transage discourse can be found on Twitter, Tumblr and Mastodon in particular.
- MAP Wiki - Article contains more discussion of identity/adjacency.
- Transage Activists Now Claim "Age Is A Social Construct," Just Like We Predicted Would Happen
- Concerns raised over new 'transage' condition as social media account goes viral