Why don’t you describe yourself as pansexual if you’re attracted to all genders?
Because most people, that I have heard, describe themselves as pansexual use the term "regardless of gender" and that is just a term I would never use. Gender is important to me, I just like them all. I also hear them say "it's about the person, not the gender." And that doesn't feel quite right for me either. Bisexuals often have what is referred to as a bi-cycle (because we love puns almost as much as pansexuals do. It means that our sexual preferences can change over time, and then change back. For some it is extreme enough that they will be uninterested in anything except for a specific gender for a time. I'm not that far gone but if I'm digging dudes more for a time and then back to ladies, or getting the hots for enbys, then "regardless of gender" doesn't really fit. Some look at bisexual as an umbrella term that covers a bunch of different sexualities. But after listening to pansexuals, I don't really feel that it is, though I know pans that find it easier to just say they are bi if they don't want to explain it to people. And I'm cool with that too. In the end, we are more similar than we are different, and we should be the bestest of allies. I don't feel like an umbrella, more like an older sibling. The term bisexual, in this context, has been around for a very long time. It's established, and people have a general understanding of what it means. So I feel strangely protective of the people that identify with newer terms.
The idea of "bi-cycling" is very interesting. I hadn't known that it can work like that.
I love it!
Yes, it's definitely become very complex!
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I agree. I've heard that being pansexual includes being attracted to a trans person while bisexual doesn't... but I don't understand that because it seems like it would be the best of both worlds for someone who's bisexual.
That's what logic would dictate. But alas sexuality ain't really logical more emotional so it's whatever they feel there attracted to and i guess for some whatever reason it just don't work out in the way of liking trans or etc.
What are you?
That I ultimately prefer the opposite sex
Yes, all the terminology can get a bit excessive.
@CoolGuy500 it is not since there is more than 2 genders
@Flower7 This link is genuine and legit
I personally know someone who calls himself a pansexual to this day.
Well, I have read that very few lesbians will accept a transgender. This does not mean the phenomena phenomena is identical to bisexuals.
So, I would say yes based on my limited knowledge
I think the confusion comes in for people who believe there are only two genders.
There ARE only two genders.
That's why the "pan" instead of "bi" doesn't make a lot of sense. Because bi means 2 and pan implies more than 2.
Easy, my friend! Let your resident lgbt friendo help you out.Bisexuality means being attracted to 2 genders, male or female. Pansexual means being attracted to anyone regardless of gender. So for example, I could be into men (regardless if they are transgender ftm), women (regardless if they are mtf), I could be into genderfluid individuals, I could be into non binary and there are many others, but I think you get the idea.
@Ez-Bri-Z Holy Moly, Easy breezy ! I had no idea what that meant. Thanks for the explanation. But with that said, I still would not be able to make that distinction, would I ?
@Ez-Bri-Z Would I know if he were bi sexual or Pan sexual, just by talking, listening etc. ? I have only been in bed with one bi sexual man, with his wife, and she TOLD me he was bi-sexual before hand
Oh! Lol no I mean it isn't blatantly obvious unless they say as much.For example, you know I'm married to another woman so it would be safe to assume I'm at least a lesbian, but in reality I'm panromantic (meaning I can fall in love with any gender), but sexually I'm only attracted to other women.
@Ez-Bri-Z Good. Understood Thank you.
You're not the only one!
They use different words so I guess not?
I agree lol.
Well they have different names so I guess so lol. I'm here trying to figure that out myself.