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* Just as a sissy gender identity reclaims the implied ‘effeminate/deferential’ charges connotation with pride, so some seek to reclaim the implied ‘gay’ connotation.
* In the BDSM Fetish community, the term sissy is sometimes used for a male who with a sexual preference for feminization kink; with usage often further modified into subgroups based on how the feminization is combined with other kinks and fetishes (for instance, Sissy Maid when combined with domestic servitude, Adult Baby Sissy or ABS when combined with infantilism, etc.) As people often do with, for instance, transwomen and crossdressing, people sometimes dismissively confound the sissy gender identity with sexual fetish.
* Sissy can be used as a modifier for sexual orientation terms to communicate more nuance in sexual preference beyond general terms like gay, straight, and bisexual. So, just as someone might say
Those who identify as sissy often see this multiplicity of usages, meanings, and implications across identity, roles, presentation, orientation, and preferences as a feature in that one word can communicate so much about who they are, how they see themselves, and how they relate to intimate and romantic partners and the larger world.