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Are you a pervy pansexual?

Being pansexual has nothing to do with a sexual attraction to pans (but if that's your fetish, go you!) and it's best not to crack this tired joke when speaking to someone about being pansexual. It's a label some people choose because they don't see gender when they're attracted to a person. Sometimes this is referred to as being gender blind. Pansexual comes from the Greek prefix for all 'Pan', and sometimes people will say omnisexual, which means the same thing, but the prefix comes from the Latin instead. Being free to love regardless of gender is what being pansexual is all about!

What is pansexual?  

If you're attracted to the person, and their gender is a secondary consideration or isn't a consideration at all, you might be pansexual. Pansexual people feel attracted to a person's beauty externally and internally with very little attention paid to gender.

What's the difference between pansexual and bisexual?

There are many similarities between the two terms, and they do overlap. Some people happily use both terms interchangeably. However, bisexuality is defined as being attracted to people of the same gender and genders other than your own. In contrast, pansexuality is an attraction that has nothing at all to do with the other person's gender. As you can see, both are very similar, but they're not the same thing at all.

How can I tell if I'm pansexual?

This question is very subjective; you could ask a hundred people and get a hundred different answers. There is no wrong answer, either. What being pansexual means to you is all that really matters. However, the key point is that gender doesn't matter to a pansexual when they feel attraction. It might be part of the whole, but it isn't something that's actively taken into account.

What is the pansexual flag?

The pansexual pride flag has three horizontal stripes with pink at the top, yellow in the middle and light blue at the bottom. The pink and blue stripes represent attraction to men and women, and the yellow stripe indicates an attraction to non-binary genders too. It's been in use since around 2010.

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