Author: Sexual Diversity
Author Contact: Sexual Diversity (SexualDiversity.org)
Published: 4th Nov 2022 - Updated: 17th Nov 2022
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Summary: Pansexual information and a binary (black and white) image of the commonly used pansexuality symbol.
Pansexuality is considered one of the broadest forms of sexuality. The prefix "pan" means all. And in the context of sexuality, it means pansexuals are capable of forming sexual and romantic attraction to all people, whether or not these people identify within the gender binary. In addition to the Pansexual Flag, Pansexuality Pride is also identified by the symbol shown below.
Pansexuality is defined as a sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity. Pansexual people may refer to themselves as gender-blind, asserting that gender and sex are not determining factors in their romantic or sexual attraction to others.
Pansexuality may be considered a sexual orientation in its own right or a branch of bisexuality to indicate an alternative sexual identity.
Because pansexual people are open to relationships with people who do not identify as strictly men or women, and pansexuality rejects the gender binary, it is considered by some to be a more inclusive term than bisexual. The extent to which the term bisexual is inclusive when compared with the term pansexual is debated within the LGBT community, especially the bisexual community.
According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, 25% of American transgender people identify as bisexual. A 2021 IPSOS survey found that the U.S. had the highest percentage of pansexual individuals.
Shown below is the symbol of pansexuality - a sexual or romantic attraction to people regardless of gender.
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Also see our web page regarding the Pansexual Pride Flag that represents the pansexual community.
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• (APA): Sexual Diversity. (2022, November 4). Pansexual Symbol. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved September 23, 2023 from www.sexualdiversity.org/edu/symbols/1058.php
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