Today, I thought I would talk a little about a word that really resonates with me, but a lot of people haven’t heard this word, or have heard it but don’t know what it means exactly. That word is PANSEXUAL, which is how I identify.
It has nothing to do with pots and pans, but it does have something to do with sexuality, and whom I feel I could fall in love with, or have romantic relationships with.
To me, pansexual and pansexuality refers to a sexuality that falls somewhere along a spectrum and is not fixed or stable.
People often ask me what is the difference between a pansexual and a bisexual. To me, bisexual implies being attracted two sexes and/or two genders which excludes all other options of gender identity.
There are many individuals who occupy a third space, who identify as trans* intersexed, genderqueer etc.
For me, pansexuality is about connection and attraction regardless of sex and gender. But to be pansexual you do not have to be in the dead centre of the spectrum you can have preferences for certain bodies, genders etc. but those preferences can change and will not prohibit you from feeling attraction to certain people of all genders and sexes.
Here’s how wikipedia defines Pansexuality.
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