I believe the definition for Pansexual needs to be altered a bit. Many of the definitions provided on this site, and most others for that matter, are provided by people who identify as pan and as such often come off a bit insulting to other orientations.

Yes. Pansexual represents one who is attracted to an individual regardless of gender or gender identification. Like everyone else has said, they can love/be attracted to ALL... not just male or female.

But, I highly doubt you'll meet very many bisexuals who would identify themselves any differently. The problem with "bisexual" is the word itself because it DOES imply the binary male and female. But, in practice, very few bisexual individuals actually look at love in that fashion.

A straight person, a gay person, a bisexual person, they can all date and love a transgender person and that doesn't make them not straight or not gay or not bisexual. In fact, transgendered identifying people would probably be insulted if their girlfriend or boyfriend was suddenly labeled as "not straight", that implies that the transgendered person is somehow less male or less female than someone genetically born that way.

The definitions for pansexual on here are mostly accurate, but they fail to acknowledge that all these labels are part of the problem in the first place. Just love who you want however you want and if someone asks, "what are you?" Tell them it doesn't matter... or make something up who cares.
Doug: I'm so happy I met my new boyfriend, he's really changed my life.

Suzie: Isn't he trans... I thought you were gay?

Doug: I am gay, my boyfriend is a guy, end of story.

Suzie: Oh, well I'm pansexual so I don't even think about gender, I'm basically blind to gender which is really what the world needs.

Doug: I think the world just needs less labels. Who cares if you're pan or I'm gay... I know who I love and that's what matters.
by _The Muffin Man_ May 23, 2013
1. Adjective: A group which is open to members of all sexual orientations or gender identities including straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual, or transvestite.

2. Noun: A person who is sexually interested in other people regardless of gender including males, females, transexuals, tansvestites, gender benders, hermaphrodites, intersexuals, androgenous people, and those with sex-chromosome anomaly such as klinefelter syndrome or turner syndrome.

3. Noun: A person who is a member of a pansexual group or a person who associates with people of all sexual orientations but is not necessarily interested in sex with people of all sexes or genders though they may be comfortable with public displays of affection (PDAs) or semi-public sexual activity which is not confined to their own sexual orientation.

4. Noun: One who perceives all activities and experiences as sexual.

5. Noun: One who believes that all consensual activities are ethical.

6. Noun. One who believes that all
human behavior stems from the sex drive.

7. Adj. Pertaining to a person, group, or idea fitting the above descriptions.

Derivation: From the greek "pan" (meaning "all") and the english "sexual"

Alternate forms: pansexuality pansexualism pansexualist pansexualize

Synonyms: omnisexual
XYZ is a pansexual BDSM education and support group. Any adult interested in the safe sane and consensual (SSC) practice of spanking, bondage, discipline, sadomasochism, domination & submission, polyamory, or fetishes, regardless of sexual orientation, is welcome to attend.

Membership in some alternative sexuality groups is restricted to people of a particular gender or gender preference but the pansexuals are comfortable around people regardless of sex, gender, or gender preference.
by Faustopheles April 14, 2004
loving a person for WHO they are and not what they are
;
wishes to be compatable through mind.

true love
"I love YOU for who you are."
by Zigg Crow September 07, 2004
The state of being sexually attracted to males, females, transexuals, transgenders, intersexes (hermaphroditic), transvestites, androgynes, etc...

Kind of like being bisexual, except bi only refers to two sexes.
I'm as pansexual as they get.
by Elley Chaos April 25, 2003
one who's affections, romantic platonic or sexual, are potentially geared towards anyone regardless of sex or gender identity.
allie's not bi, she's pansexual. and don't ya fergit it!
by dagger_grrl October 11, 2003
Some one who doesn't care what gender people are, or what they define themselves as - will sleep with, fall in love with, etc., regardless.
J: I'm a pan sexual.
M: Do you fuck pans?
by Lord Pandiora June 19, 2006
Basically, being attracted to not just two sexes like bisexual implies. They're attracted to ALL genders. This means the pansexual person is attracted to, or can be attracted to, males, females, intersexes, pangenders, androgynes, agenders, genderqueers, bigenders and many more.
1: Are you bisexual?
2: No, I'm pansexual. I like all genders, not just two like "bi"sexual implies. Because pan means all.
by Aderrmm August 24, 2006
A pansexual is someone who isn't influenced by the binaries and labels surrounding gender and sexuality. This can mean attraction to anyone regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Some pansexuals take it a step further to be openly against those labels and definitions, considering them to be destructive and alienating.
During their date he was relieved to find out she was pansexual, and that sharing his transgendered status wouldn't be the hassle it often was with other people.
by frickinmuck February 16, 2008

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