Do you identify with being pansexual more?

Avalee Avalee
Do you identify with being pansexual more than bisexual?

Pansexuality is a sexual orientation, characterized by the potential for aesthetic attraction, romantic love, or/and sexual desire towards people, regardless of their gender identity or biological sex; you are gender-blind and gender is insignificant or irrelevant in determining whether they will be sexually attracted to others.
11/11/2010
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Darling Jen Darling Jen
*raises a hand*

Of course everyone will have their preferences, just as some prefer blondes, brunettes, or redheads. But no one is discounted as a potential partner based on their sex, gender, or gender expression.
11/11/2010
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
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Originally posted by Avalee
Do you identify with being pansexual more than bisexual?

Pansexuality is a sexual orientation, characterized by the potential for aesthetic attraction, romantic love, or/and sexual desire towards people, regardless of their gender identity or ... More
yes! I would say that I am completely pan sexual. I believe that one can have they're preferences(Blonde's Red Heads Dominate Submissive's etc.) but when it comes down to it you love who you love regardless of they're biological make-up or gender identity,.
11/11/2010
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
Yes, I've identified as pan for a while now.
11/11/2010
gone77 gone77
I've never identified as pansexual and some days I just want to say I'm "sexual" and leave it at that.
11/11/2010
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
I wouldn't say that I am gender blind. I think that gender is quite interesting, and the differences between ladies and men, trans and androgynous people are fascinating and alluring. All these variations contribute to attractions I have to people. I wonder if pansexualism can be about attraction to people across gender boundaries rather than regardless of them.
11/15/2010
Trashley Trashley
Definitely. I've NEVER had gender enter into it. I love all kinds of sex and all kinds of people. It's the mind you go for, not the body.
11/16/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
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Originally posted by Miss Voluptuous
I wouldn't say that I am gender blind. I think that gender is quite interesting, and the differences between ladies and men, trans and androgynous people are fascinating and alluring. All these variations contribute to attractions I have to ... More
I don't see why not. After all, labels are flexible and fluctuating. You find what works for you. It's different better than the term "bi" since that label assumes there are only 2 gender expressions.
11/16/2010
BadassFatass BadassFatass
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Originally posted by Avalee
Do you identify with being pansexual more than bisexual?

Pansexuality is a sexual orientation, characterized by the potential for aesthetic attraction, romantic love, or/and sexual desire towards people, regardless of their gender identity or ... More
I definitely identify as pansexual. For me, it's all about the person as a whole, not just the package they come in.
12/11/2010
zeebot zeebot
Definitely! I was identifying as bi only until I heard about pansexuality.
02/07/2011
Lovelies Lovelies
I wouldn't say I was totally "gender blind" but, I think I fall into this category pretty easily, yes. I fall in love with the person as a whole not the gender or body (or any outside features, really though they're nice too). I like to keep an open mind and not limit myself to finding love in just a guy or just a girl.
02/07/2011
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
I am not pansexual.
02/07/2011
Quimm Anaheim Quimm Anaheim
i can not decide if this fully fits as my own orientation, but i know that i am indeed able to fall in love with whomever i fall in love with.
usually, on interweb profiles, questionares, etc., i tend to just say "bisexual" as it seems to be the most popularly understood as "i'm sort of gay." (that can also get me on another tangent, as i find it annoying i have only three choices when it's a drop-down-menu. so closed-minded and frustrating.)
02/08/2011
Lady Neshamah Lady Neshamah
bisexual always seemed way to closed and that there is only two sexes/genders. and since i do subscribe to the idea that there is six human genders, i would have to say that i am totally pansexual.
02/12/2011
Alyxx Alyxx
I would definitely say I'm more pansexual than bisexual.
02/14/2011
Cedarlooman Cedarlooman
I just recently discovered pansexuality as a topic. I have met someone who is pansexual and she has been educating me on what I am still somewhat clueless about. I myself am a hetero male, but I have never had an issue with anyone loving anyone else, I'm just attracted to women and have never been attracted to anything but women. I joke about how lucky I am to be hetero, because if I was attracted to every gender, I would never be able to get any work done for the constant distractions. )
03/22/2011
RonLee RonLee
hmmmm that definition does seem like a more accurate label for how I feel the last few years.
"It's more the person than the plumbing that I'm attracted to"
03/22/2011
Collodion Collodion
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Originally posted by Darling Jen
*raises a hand*

Of course everyone will have their preferences, just as some prefer blondes, brunettes, or redheads. But no one is discounted as a potential partner based on their sex, gender, or gender expression.
Exactly this.

Darling Jen really hit this on the head.

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I am, however, often guilty of using bisexual as a shorthand to describe my sexuality when I don't want to bring out the Gender Expression and Fluid Sexuality 101 handbook...
05/18/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
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Originally posted by Collodion
Exactly this.

Darling Jen really hit this on the head.

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I am, however, often guilty of using bisexual as a shorthand to describe my sexuality when I don't want to bring out the Gender Expression and Fluid ... More
I am so with you. If I use the term "pansexual" I can just see the gears clicking away in a person's brain as they think, almost out loud, "sexually attracted to... pans?" I just want to sigh and push a book into their hands and force them to educate themselves just a little bit.
05/18/2011
Cedarlooman Cedarlooman
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Originally posted by Darling Jen
I am so with you. If I use the term "pansexual" I can just see the gears clicking away in a person's brain as they think, almost out loud, "sexually attracted to... pans?" I just want to sigh and push a book into their hands ... More
But some of us are really glad to have had access to the handbook. I have learned more about sexuality in the last 6 months after befriending a pan than I had in the previous 36 years of my life.
05/20/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
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Originally posted by Cedarlooman
But some of us are really glad to have had access to the handbook. I have learned more about sexuality in the last 6 months after befriending a pan than I had in the previous 36 years of my life.
That's awesome! It's never, ever too late to learn something new and open your mind to a new way of thinking. Go you! And a pat on the back for the person that helped teach you.
05/20/2011
ra1nb0wb00tay ra1nb0wb00tay
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Originally posted by Avalee
Do you identify with being pansexual more than bisexual?

Pansexuality is a sexual orientation, characterized by the potential for aesthetic attraction, romantic love, or/and sexual desire towards people, regardless of their gender identity or ... More
i always identified as bisexual..but i'm currently dating a trans man and i'm leaning more towards pansexual now. I dont care what gender they are. if i like them..i like them. case closed. ^_^
05/22/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
pansxual!! Iam and proud! I feel love or sexual attraction should be limited in anyway.
05/30/2011
hjtee hjtee
Yes I do. For me it goes beyond sexuality. I even sometimes have a hard time telling the difference between boys & girls I don't know. It takes me a little while to get comfortable calling new people I meet men or women.
06/01/2011
mouse mouse
Absolutely. Androgynyyy guhh
06/01/2011
ChloeJaded ChloeJaded
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Originally posted by Avalee
Do you identify with being pansexual more than bisexual?

Pansexuality is a sexual orientation, characterized by the potential for aesthetic attraction, romantic love, or/and sexual desire towards people, regardless of their gender identity or ... More
I definitely identify as pansexual now that I know what it is. I considered myself bisexual from 7th grade until my freshman year of college when I actually first heard the term pansexual. I would've been identifying as that a lot sooner if I'd known it existed.
06/02/2011
clp clp
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Originally posted by Miss Voluptuous
I wouldn't say that I am gender blind. I think that gender is quite interesting, and the differences between ladies and men, trans and androgynous people are fascinating and alluring. All these variations contribute to attractions I have to ... More
YES. Could not phrase it any better than this.
Attraction including and based on gender, not in spite of.

I tried on the title 'pansexual' for a little while. As far as real-life situation goes, it sounds uppity (particularly when you have to explain it first). I also worry about falling in love with an identity more than what that label is meant to imply...
06/02/2011
emiliaa emiliaa
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Originally posted by Avalee
Do you identify with being pansexual more than bisexual?

Pansexuality is a sexual orientation, characterized by the potential for aesthetic attraction, romantic love, or/and sexual desire towards people, regardless of their gender identity or ... More
I definitely do.
06/05/2011
That Man from Mars That Man from Mars
Truth be told I think the term is a bit ridiculous, particularly given what it actually means. I know it's become very common as of late, but the constant misinterpretation is really bothersome to me.

That aside, biology declares it to be impossible.
06/05/2011
Jenyana Jenyana
Well, I'm bisexual, leaning on pan... I don't particularly care about the gender of people, but I haven't had enough experiences to say for sure that gender doesn't really play a role.

Ask me again in a couple of years and I might have a more definite answer.
07/13/2011
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