Transvestophilia is sexual arousal or desire stepping from transvestism. Most commonly, people with transvestophilia, known as transvestophiles, derive erotic pleasure from dressing in clothing associated with their opposite gender. However, some transvestophiles have no interest in cross-dressing themselves but feel a strong attraction towards transvestites.
The term comes from the Latin words trans, meaning across, vestire, meaning to clothe, and philia, meaning love.
Transvestophilia is sometimes called transvestic fetishism.