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I'm just wondering if anyone's pansexual here and if you can explain to me what that means.
I looked it up, I listened to someone who's pansexual explain it, but I just don't completely get it.
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aisu wrote:

I'm just wondering if anyone's pansexual here and if you can explain to me what that means.
I looked it up, I listened to someone who's pansexual explain it, but I just don't completely get it.




Pansexuality, or omnisexuality, is sexual attraction, sexual desire, romantic love, or emotional attraction toward persons of all gender identities and biological sexes. Self-identified pansexuals may consider pansexuality a sexual orientation, and refer to themselves as gender-blind, asserting that gender and sex are insignificant or irrelevant in determining whether they will be sexually attracted to others. The Oxford English Dictionary defines pansexuality as, "not limited or inhibited in sexual choice with regards to gender or activity"

Very complex but from what I can gather, and pondered, is someone who; but is not limited to, is not a part of the gender binary meaning not limits themself to loving the male & female formation that our society is use to.
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so a woman can have romantic notions towards a obviously gay drag queen, or a guy towards a stud lesbian ? I just want to know if they'll still try to make a move, even though they know nothing will come of it.
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I don't know a lot about it, but from my understanding, someone who is pansexual can be attracted to any person.

So, yes, a pansexual person can develop romantic feelings towards boy, girl, gay, lesbian, transvestite, transgender, transexual, or hermaphrodite. Doesn't matter what their gender or sexual or biological identity is.

I think it is difficult for most people to understand the concept. It was kind of difficult for me to wrap my head around as well.
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Posted 1/11/13

aisu wrote:

so a woman can have romantic notions towards a obviously gay drag queen, or a guy towards a stud lesbian ? I just want to know if they'll still try to make a move, even though they know nothing will come of it.


Yes, but everyone has their own standards lol
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ah, ok. thanks for clarifying that for me guys.
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Honestly when I first heard someone say they were pansexual, I thought they found pans attractive... Though I was very young at the time. It means that they're very open-minded, they are comfortable dating anyone, whether they're trans or not..
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The conept of pansexualism seems rather simple to me, it means your sexual attraction isn't limited by tradtional boundries. Never met someone who identified this way though.

How is pansexuality different to bi sexuality though? Does bi not include transgender or does bi imply some sort of distinction in attraction that pan excludes??
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The conept of pansexualism seems rather simple to me, it means your sexual attraction isn't limited by tradtional boundries. Never met someone who identified this way though.

How is pansexuality different to bi sexuality though? Does bi not include transgender or does bi imply some sort of distinction in attraction that pan excludes??
Hi I'm pansexual. I can help explain the difference between the two (bi and pan). It mostly has to do with the reasons one might find another person to be nice to hook up with. So for instance a bisexual man who would be flexible to go either way, they still keep what genitals a person has in mind when approaching a prospective date. Perhaps he had a long relationship with a woman who he broke up with, he might try to change things up a bit and seek out a guy. If he finds a guy who is handsome, really is a guy and likes his personality, then that's a score.

With pansexuals the major thing that comes into play is personality, and sensing what someone is like as a person on the inside. Gender, sex and occasionally other physical factors may play a role, but they are always secondary. If I broke up with a girlfriend like the guy in the above example, there's really little reason I'd be more likely to go for a man the next time. I'd just look around, and people that I meet that I find attractive on the inside as well as healthy and good looking in general (as a bonus) and turn the most solid friendship I make into something special.

Of course there's always people who are not suitable, because they end up being dicks, are not interested in a relationship, their sexual orientation is not compatible or whatever. So 9 times out of 10 someone a pansexual meets is simply not the right person. We're not anymore likely to force a relationship when it's not going to work out, than any of the other sexual orientations.
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Goomoonryong wrote:

The conept of pansexualism seems rather simple to me, it means your sexual attraction isn't limited by tradtional boundries. Never met someone who identified this way though.

How is pansexuality different to bi sexuality though? Does bi not include transgender or does bi imply some sort of distinction in attraction that pan excludes??
Hi I'm pansexual. I can help explain the difference between the two (bi and pan). It mostly has to do with the reasons one might find another person to be nice to hook up with. So for instance a bisexual man who would be flexible to go either way, they still keep what genitals a person has in mind when approaching a prospective date. Perhaps he had a long relationship with a woman who he broke up with, he might try to change things up a bit and seek out a guy. If he finds a guy who is handsome, really is a guy and likes his personality, then that's a score.

With pansexuals the major thing that comes into play is personality, and sensing what someone is like as a person on the inside. Gender, sex and occasionally other physical factors may play a role, but they are always secondary. If I broke up with a girlfriend like the guy in the above example, there's really little reason I'd be more likely to go for a man the next time. I'd just look around, and people that I meet that I find attractive on the inside as well as healthy and good looking in general (as a bonus) and turn the most solid friendship I make into something special.

Of course there's always people who are not suitable, because they end up being dicks, are not interested in a relationship, their sexual orientation is not compatible or whatever. So 9 times out of 10 someone a pansexual meets is simply not the right person. We're not anymore likely to force a relationship when it's not going to work out, than any of the other sexual orientations.


Thanks for taking the time out to reply to me. I've got a much better grasp of pansexuality. Thanks for educating me, I'm glad to not be so ignorant on the subject anymore
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Awww... I thought it was going to be something hilarious, like people attracted to kitchen ware.. like pans.
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tehstud wrote:

Awww... I thought it was going to be something hilarious, like people attracted to kitchen ware.. like pans.


Teehee!
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Posted 2/22/13
So that's what it is.. Makes more sense then the normal way of going about it.. Ahaha
Thanks for the enlightenment.
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Posted 2/23/13
I consider myself pansexual. Happily married now though. Justine's post does an excellent job of what I think sums up being pansexual. I don't even bother telling people though as half the time they have no idea and by the time you finish explaining they pretty much go "So you're bi?...".
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thanks for the education, JustineKo2. that was very thoughtful of you.
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