cis male

cis male

A male with a “normal” masculine gender identity. The term was coined to contrast with a trans(gender) male.
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Much sexual research on trans women, however, implicitly assumes heterosexuality (and a cis male partner), whether it is research on vaginal depth post-vaginoplasty, research on libido that assumes lack of erectile function is desirable, or research on HIV-related risk that assumes a trans woman having anal sex without a condom is the receptive partner in a semen-exposed activity.
This same anatomic and physiologic combination is what is marketable to cis male clients in sex work and strip bars.
Others may find the legitimacy of their own sexual orientation identities called into question, with cis male partners questioned as to whether they are really gay, and cis lesbian partners viewed as illegitimate lesbians.