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What Is Pansexual?

Updated on October 17, 2019
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Alex has been an investor for years now. He has investments in the stock market, cryptocurrencies, bonds, and the United States Treasury.

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What is Pansexual?

Pansexuality is a form of sexual orientation wherein a person is attracted to personality, and not external features like muscles, legs, or genitals. Individuals of the pansexual orientation base romantic attraction on internal features, like emotions, with little or no regard for a person's organs. The prefix "pan" comes from Greek, and it means "all". (“Pan-.”) If the reader is at all curious, the word "sexual" has Latin origins. (“Sexual (Adj.).”)

What Does "Pansexual" Mean? | InQueery | them.

Is Pansexuality a Real Sexual Preference?

I can't say what it would be like, because my sexual orientation is heterosexual. But, I believe it may be wise to take individuals who claim this orientation at face-value. In all honesty, I would be offended if someone told me that I wasn't a person of heterosexuality. Even if someone can't believe that heterosexuality is possible (maybe the person's only experience is an attraction to both genders); that doesn't mean that heterosexuality isn't a real item. One may need to have pansexuality to understand it, but I cannot attest to whether or not it is a legitimate orientation based on my experience alone.Why can't it be true?

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Works Cited

“Pan-.” Dictionary.com, Dictionary.com, https://www.dictionary.com/browse/pan-.

“Sexual (Adj.).” Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, https://www.etymonline.com/word/sexual.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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    • Guckenberger profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      12 days ago from Maryland, United States of America

      It's an interesting topic. Gender politics is another fascinating discussion.

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      RC 

      12 days ago from Vancouver Washington

      Hey Alexander,

      It kinda looks like it means you go for what you see that you like....male female General Motors Holstein mile marker, if you like it then your there. I refuse to ask Google, either I'm old or the world changed the rules on me-and who ever had that Grandma said look between their legs, never expected their grandmother to look up skirt at a -(easy, term of endearment here)-"Transsexual" either.

      Gendentity-the next billion dollar cottage industry?

      We'll see. Someone is gonna be really really rich because of this.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      3 weeks ago from Washington DC

      I had never heard of it, Alex, so I checked my computer's dictionary that defines it:

      My computer's definition appears to be more in tuned with "Pan" meaning "all encompassing". What that say to me is it is "a person can be drawn to someone only because they are a person and my reasoning say that could include a corps." Also by my reasoning it suggest at some time during our multitudes of incarnations we each has to experience once as both genders.

    • Guckenberger profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 weeks ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Cheryl E Preston,

      To be fair, "pansexual" is a proposed orientation and not a gender.

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      Cheryl E Preston 

      3 weeks ago from Roanoke

      All these new terms are confusing and old school offends. My grandma said one look between your legs told u who you were but can’t say that today.

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 weeks ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Eric Dierker,

      I am happy that you have had good experiences with your wife. I can say similar things about my ex-girlfriends. I do believe that love can encompass various forms of attraction. Being a romantic can be a very good thing.

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 weeks ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Pamela Oglesby,

      You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by. Sexual orientation isn't easy to determine by looks alone. It is an interesting topic.

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      As my ex-wife and I laugh, by statistics we had a successful marriage. My wife and I have exceeded that plus more. 4 great children. Healthy productive lives all around.

      Now if anyone thinks that that is anything less than pansexual attraction they need help. Last I checked that is called love. I know, most think that is different than sexual attraction. But not to me.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      3 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      This is new to me and I am not sure I would recognize a pansexual person. This is interesting information. Thanks for the informaiton.

    • Guckenberger profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 weeks ago from Maryland, United States of America

      John Hansen,

      Absolutely. It's a curious subject.

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      John Hansen 

      3 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      Interesting. I had heard the term "pansexual" but never knew what it referred to. Thank you for enlightening me, Alex.

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