Conformant describes an individual who falls into the expected societal ideals, expectations, or roles for some form of identification. One can be conformant in terms of gender, sex, gender expression, orientation, relationships, or other related forms of self-identification. The opposite of conformant is variant. Individuals can be variant in some areas and conformant in other areas. To specify certain subcommunities, terms like gender conformant, attraction conformant, pronoun conformant, etc. can be used. Conformant on it's own can also be used to refer to someone who is fully conformant in all aspects. Most individuals are conformant in one way or another.
Forms of Conformity
- Suptilic: An orientation that is strict, not changing or flexible.
- Perioriented: When ones sexual orientation and romantic orientation match.
- Allosexual/romantic: Regularly feeling sexual and romantic attraction.
- Ectosexual/romantic: Experiencing attraction to individuals other than oneself. The reverse of autosexual/romantic.
- Monoromantic/sexual: Being attracted to one gender.
- Binian: Being only attracted to binary individuals.
- Duaric: Being a man attracted to women (mlw) or a woman attracted to men (wlm).
- Straight/Hetero: Attracted only to individuals of the “opposite” gender (men exclusively attracted to women or women exclusively attracted to men).
- Amorous: Desiring a close partnership.
- Monogamous/Monoamorous: Only wanting to have a relationship with one individual at a time, no open relationships.
- Monoerosous: Only wanting sexual relations with only one individual (not polyerosous).
- Monofidelity/Monofidelitous: The mono counterpart of polyfidelity/afidelitous.
- Cisgender: Identifying with one's assigned gender at birth.
- Allogender: Having a gender.
- Monogender: Having a single gender.
- Suptilian: Having a gender that is strict, not fluid, and not fluctuating, and is not in a grey area between identities.
- Binary: Identifying as a man or woman.
- Anthrogender: Not xenic; having a gender that is best described by its relation to masculinity, femininity, androgyny, neutrality, etc.
- Gender conforming: Presenting in a way typical of your gender (not gender non-conforming).
- Exipronominal: Using the standard pronouns that traditionally exist in one's language (not neopronouns).
- Unipronominal: Having a single pronoun set.
- Pronoun conformity: Having typical pronoun usage (not pronoun non-conforming).
- Cisvestic: Dressing and wearing clothes typical of one's gender.
- Perisex/Dyadic: Not intersex. Being born with sex characteristics classified as male or female.
- Protosex/Protsex: Not altersex. Having sex characteristics that are classified male or female, and desires those characteristics.
- Cissex: Someone who has not medically altered their sex characteristics, and does not wish to do so.
- Infrasex: Not parsex or varsex.
The conformance flag was created by the Tumblr blog conformant-archive on February 4, 2019.