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Today, May 24th, is Pansexuality and Panromantic Awareness and Visibility Day. But what does that mean exactly and why is it important?
Well, we celebrate this day to recognize those who identify as pansexual or panromantic and at the same time, to educate and create awareness among the community. Here are some things that we should know about this special day:
- Pansexuality’s prefix pan is from the Ancient Greek πᾶν (pan) which means “all, every.”
- According to WebMD, “pansexuality is the romantic, emotional, and/or sexual attraction to people regardless of their gender.” Further, they explained, “Like everyone else, pansexual people may be attracted to some people and not others, but the gender of the person does not matter. People of any gender identity can and do identify as pansexual.”
- Pansexuality is also sometimes known as omnisexuality but reportedly there’s a bit of a difference in that those who identify as omnisexual “can be attracted to people of any gender but find that gender is still a factor in their attraction.”
- According to Justin R. Garcia—assistant professor of gender studies and research scientist at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University—the term “pansexual” was derived from “pansexualism.” The latter was a term coined by Sigmund Freud in 1914 to “describe the view that most human behavior derived from sexual instincts.” Read more here.
- How is bisexuality different from pansexuality? Although both terms are used to describe sexual orientation, the former refers to “an attraction to more than one gender” while the latter is defined as “attraction regardless of gender.” Read more here.
- Among the many famous people who are out pansexuals are: Demi Lovato, Janelle Monáe, JoJo Siwa, Bella Thorne, Brendon Urie, Miley Cyrus, Cara Delevingne, and Jazz Jennings to name a few. Click here for the complete list.
Happy Pansexual Visibility Day, guys!
Bisexuality is Panssexuality…as there are only two sexes:
[XX & XY]
Disregarding gender means you disregard Anatomy – Cock, Vagina, Tits or Ass.
All of this is simply “Nomenclature” which is how we use words to label. The labels change but their intended victims do not.
A Pig is a Pig!
A Slut is a Slut!
There are only so many ways to cut-the-cake… .regardless of the utensils. The cake dish remains!
Wonderful! Another diverse group has a day to be celebrated! Wonderful!
In news from a major US media outlet, “CDC officials sound alarm for gay and bisexual men as Monkeypox spreads in The Community.” Pansexuals, too, should be aware and take precautions!
I just knew that a retort from you would be forthcoming!
How utterly grand! So far, it is just us two!
And A4A was “Johnny on the Spot” with a new helpful and informative Blog article!
I think it is wonderful that there is an acknowledgment of the sexual diversity that makes up this interesting world we are fortunate to occupy. While it is biologically a fact there are only two genetic genders, the ways in which humans define and express one’s sexuality are diverse. To discount a person’s sexual identity and put them in a narrow box might be considered arrogant. It is almost like saying to a native Italian woman that her culture isn’t any different than a native Ethiopian woman simply because they are women and that is all that matters. We all… Read more »
The gay community demands respect and recognition, yet every other day some new terminology is forced upon the straight community, and y’all wonder why the straight community thinks you odd.