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EtymologyEdit

From cis- +‎ sexual, by analogy with transsexual.

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cissexual ‎(not comparable)

  1. (LGBT, of a person) Having a gender identity which matches one's birth sex; for example, identifying as male and having (been born with) male genitalia.
    • 2011, Jes Battis, Homofiles: Theory, Sexuality, and Graduate Studies, page 25,
      That we are working on the grounds of ontology seems clear, since the “actually” begins from a cissexual primal origin birth moment that cannot be changed but only concealed—Angie is “biologically” once-and-forever Justin.
    • 2013, Kelby Harrison, Sexual Deceit: The Ethics of Passing, page 13,
      Ungendering is the process by which cissexual people start to look for details or evidence that the trans person is no longer living in his/her birth gender.
    • 2016, Em McAvan, 3: Rhetorics of Disgust and Indeterminacy in Transphobic Acts of Violence, Tobias Raun (editor), Out Online: Trans Self-Representation and Community Building on YouTube, page 54,
      Comfort is a cissexual privilege, ascribed to those who identify with and are socially and institutionally recognizable as the sex they were assigned at birth, thus conforming to a certain kind of gender norm.

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