Because being 'Bi' sexual is too mainstream.
Bob: I'm Gay
Tim: I'm bi-sexual
Jeffery: I'm pansexual
Tim: You like to have sex with pans?
Jeffery: Fuck off you mainstream cunt.
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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.
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Though frequently defined as being a sexual orientation that accepts male, female, and anything else, pansexuality doesn't merely transcend typical gender binaries, but also refers to potential for love or attraction.
One knows if he or she is pansexual if one does not entirely regard gender, race, creed, etc.
Pansexuality is attraction on a more spiritual level, one might say, and focuses on who the target of affection is, rather than "what," as do other sexualities.
That being said, pansexuality and physical attraction--or a compulsion toward one sex more than the other--are not mutually exclusive; a pansexual can be attracted to someone physically and can have gender preferences for these attractions, just as those more concerned with physical attributes and/or genders often will additionally regard spiritual or personal attributes of potential lovers.
In summary, pansexuality is love for a person simply for who he or she is, with little to no concern for what he or she is.
Though Henry knew and recognized different genders, he didn't usually regard them in a romantic sense, since he was pansexual.

Pansexual - Pan (all) + sexual; possible misnomer
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1.)The Hipster bisexual.

Because being "bi" is SOOO high school conformist.
Somehow me being pansexual means that I am less affected by society, and that I am more open and accepting than a bisexual... I think.
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In Spanish "pan" is bread, therefore, pansexual obviously refers to bread-sex
I like to have my pansexual moments when my bread is fresh from the oven and slathered in butter
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It is to "bisexual" what "vegan" is to "vegetarian."

Basically what a bisexual person calls themselves in order to sound like the greatest, most super-tolerant person ever. A bisexual individual is perfectly capable of being attracted to whomever they wish, but a bisexual who calls themselves pansexual believes that it takes one more step and yet another meaningless derivative with which they can slap judgment upon anyone who doesn't understand the difference.

It does NOT actually mean what the etymology implies ("pan" means "all" or "everything"), because if it did, then pansexuality would include bestiality, pedophilia, necrophila, and every other -iality and -philia known and unknown to humanity.
Bob: "So Mary, I hear you've had both a boyfriend and a girlfriend before. Are you bisexual?"

Mary: "*tsk* No, I'm PANsexual. I love ALL kinds of people, no matter what their gender preference."

Bob: "...but I thought gender preference had nothing to do with which gender you are..."

Mary: "YOU BIGOT!! TOLERATE ME, DAMMIT!!!"
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A person who dates guys, girls, and people in between.
I like /people/--gender issues need not apply.
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