Pansexuality

Pansexuality is sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity.[1][2] Pansexual people may refer to themselves as gender-blind, asserting that gender and sex are not determining factors in their romantic or sexual attraction to others.[3][4]

Pansexuality
Symbol of pansexuality
EtymologyAncient Greek: πᾶν, romanized: pan, meaning "all"
DefinitionSexual or romantic attraction to people regardless of gender
ClassificationSexual identity
Parent categoryBisexuality
Other terms
Associated termsPolysexual, queer, heteroflexibility
Flag
Pansexual pride flag
Flag namePansexual pride flag

Pansexuality may be considered a sexual orientation in its own right or a branch of bisexuality, to indicate an alternative sexual identity.[2][5][6] Because pansexual people are open to relationships with people who do not identify as strictly men or women, and pansexuality therefore rejects the gender binary,[2][7] it is considered by some to be a more inclusive term than bisexual.[8] The extent to which the term bisexual is inclusive when compared with the term pansexual is debated within the LGBT community, especially the bisexual community.[8]


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