Transgender people face transphobia in many forms, both from strangers on the street and among friends and colleagues. Unfortunately this also includes intimate partners. The strange mix of microaggressions and microaffirmations that a trans person can experience, especially in relationships with cisgender people, can make sex a bit of a minefield, whether on a first date or with a long-term partner.

However, a study about the experiences of transgender couples navigating a partner's transition that was published in December by The International Association of Marriage and Family Counsellors showed how transitioning while in a relationship can present many benefits including greater intimacy and better sex through improved communication and authenticity.

Most cisgender people don’t really have a thorough understanding