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Pan-sexual.

Pan-sexual refers to the potential for sexual attractions towards people of all gender identities and  and biological sexes.Some self-identified pansexuals refer to themselves as gender blind—that gender and sex are insignificant or irrelevant in determining whether they will be sexually attracted to others. The Oxford dictionary writes that pansexuality “encompasses all kinds of sexuality; not limited or inhibited in sexual choice with regards to gender or activity. Pansexuality can also mean the attraction to a person’s personality, rather than their physical appearance or gender.

People of pan sexuality are people attracted to people without considering their gender. The word pansexual comes from the Greek word ‘pan-‘, meaning “all”. Pansexual people are part of the LGBT community.

Pansexuality is different from Bisexuality. Bisexual people are attracted to both men and women, but pansexual people are attracted to any people. This includes people who are neither male nor female. Pansexuality is the opposite to asexuality as pansexuality means a person may be sexually attracted to anyone, but asexuality means a person is sexually attracted to no one.

The term pansexual can take on a variety of different meanings depending on which social group the term is being used in, but it is generally defined as someone who is attracted to other people regardless of their gender or sexual orientation. The word pansexual is used as an inclusive term as opposed to bisexual, as bisexuality only refers to people liking both men and women, and does not including a wider variety of gender neutral or gender fluid terminology.

Pansexual can also refer to an organization, event or group. In this situation, the pansexual is defined as meaning open or welcome to all genders and not referencing one’s sexual orientation or gender.

Occasionally, pansexuality is defined as a person who displays their sexuality in many different ways, or as someone who is open to a variety of sexual activities, although both of these definitions have become rare.Pansexuality is attraction on a more spiritual level, one might say, and focuses on who the target of affection is, rather than “what,” as do other sexualities.

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One Response to “Pan-sexual.”

  1. as a pansexual, i’m used to being erased/ignored, so reading an article like this is refreshing. it’s rad that you’re trying to educate people about pansexuality and i love how many different definitions you give for pansexuality. thanks for the awesome!

    i have one issue with your article, however. while the definition you give for bisexuality is the one that makes the most linguistic sense, it actually doesn’t seem to be the only way bisexuals define themselves. large numbers of bisexuals say that they have the potential to be attracted to people of more than one gender— so, they have the potential to be attracted two OR MORE genders.

    so what’s the REAL difference between bisexuals and pansexuals? bisexuals call themselves bisexual and pansexuals call themselves pansexual.

    thanks for sharing your brain with us!


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