Our Definition

a person whose sex assigned at birth corresponds with their gender identity; a person who is not transgender.

Common Practices & Experiences

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common practices for cisgender individuals include, but certainly aren't limited to
  • Using some form of the name one was given at birth.
  • Having strangers correctly guess your pronouns most of the time.
  • Rarely having to “explain” your gender identity to anyone.

Susan has examined her gender identity and realized she is most comfortable identifying as the gender assigned to her at birth.

Tula has not thought about his gender identity very much. He has never felt uncomfortable being a man, and has never had cause to consider being anything else.

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Real Life Examples

We're gathering short anecdotes on this topic from experienced kinksters!
If you'd like to be quoted in our glossary, please email us a single paragraph describing the practices you'd like to share, along with whatever name you'd like to be credited with.
If your definition differs from ours, tell us how and why! We want to illustrate as many sides of kink as we can to both normalize kink and the diversity within it.

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