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
by You've seen this name before. February 28, 2009
Someone who is sexually attracted to pans, be they frying, baking, etc.
"Hey, I'm pansexual."
"...Stay out of my kitchen."
by Pseudonym48273 January 03, 2012
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.
by Hi I like powdered donuts. November 13, 2011
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.
by Freaky Fish Guy December 27, 2010
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!!!"
by D Mo Drummer October 23, 2012
A hipster who likes sex.
Jimmy used to be bi, but since he started visiting 4chan he claims to be pansexual.
by psued0 August 05, 2011
A person who doesn't care if your a guy or girl. As long as you have a hole there all in.
Pansexual man #1- Hey you have a hole?
Man or woman #2- umm yaa..
Pansexual man #1- well I'm going in!!!
by ronanvanbuskirk November 20, 2013

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