You can be androgynous and be straight, gay, asexual, or any other orientation, as being androgynous has nothing to do with your sexual preferences, adds Katherin Winnick, sex coach at LetsTalkSex. What comes to mind when you hear the word androgyny? While androgynous is more of a fashion term these days and not so much a term used within the queer community, it speaks to the societal pressure to look a certain way. So their presentation is very clearly along femme lines, but that femme-ness does not make them cisgender.
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Those Who Oppose Androgynous Fashion There are always two sides to every trend - those who love it and embrace it, and those who loathe it and wish it would go away. It may be surprising to some that something as mild as androgynous fashion could get a rise out of someone, but there are those who feel as if androgynous clothing is distasteful. Alexandra Foley, a blogger for modestlyyours. Androgynous fashion is becoming more popular as more women enter the professional workforce and assert themselves in positions of power. Androgynous women are re-defining what it means to appear sexy, fashionable and most importantly comfortable at a time in history where women are taking on and accomplishing more than ever before.
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Unfortunately, this is an identity that many people still misunderstand. Non-binary sex educator and therapist Aida Manduley, MSW defines a non-binary person as "someone who does not identify as a man or a woman, or solely as one of those two genders. To me, it means that I reject the whole concept of gender. Growing up, I never felt people were wrong when they called me a woman, but it felt like a label imposed on me rather than one that fit. Then, in college, I learned about non-binary identity, and that did fit.
Last Updated: February 15, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Joanne Gruber. Joanne Gruber is the owner of The Closet Stylist, a personal style service combining wardrobe editing with organization. She has worked in the fashion and style industries for over 10 years.