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Cisgender heterosexual, commonly abbreviated as cishet, is a label that refers to someone who fully, and at all times, identifies as the gender they were assigned at birth. In addition, such a person is exclusively attracted, sexually and romantically, to people of the opposite gender.[1] Not all cisgender heterosexual people are allosexual and/or alloromantic, and it is possible to identify on the aromantic or asexual spectrums while still considering oneself cisgender and heterosexual/heteroromantic.

Although it is not always necessarily true, the term cishet is often used in media to refer to someone who is not at all part of the LGBTQIA+ community.[2]

References

  1. Ferguson, Sian: "Cisgender and Straight Don't Mean the Same Thing — Here's Why" (2019-09-23). healthline.com. Heathline.
  2. Caraballo Piñeiro, Sophia Melissa: "Cishet Definition and Meaning" (2021-09-24). cosmopolitan.com. Cosmopolitan.
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