Pansexuality should not be confused with bisexuality, since both are different sexual orientations, they tend to be of the most discriminated orientations within the same LGTB group. A pansexual is a person who is romantically or sexually attracted regardless of gender or sex while a bisexual is a person attracted to both men and women.
Its flag has the color purple as a representative of femininity, yellow for non-binarity, and blue for masculinity. A pansexual person is attracted or romantically attracted to individuals regardless of gender or sex. It is considered a sexual orientation by itself or a branch of bisexuality, this is still a matter of debate within the LGBT community.
The prefix pan refers to “Everything” and comes from the Greek and the ending “sexuality” refers to orientation. Pansexuals consider that gender is not an important element when it comes to feeling attraction.
A bisexual person is one who feels sexual or romantic attraction towards their gender and others. I usually use the term bisexuality to denote romantic feelings and attraction towards men and women and it is one of the three main classifications of sexual orientation along with heterosexuality and homosexuality. Bisexuals are also defined as those people who have a marked preference but not exclusively, towards one gender or another. It has been observed in different cultures and in the animal kingdom.
Difference between Pansexual and Bisexual
- Bisexual people are those who are sexually or romantically attracted to men and women, the two socially accepted genders.
- Pansexuals are sexually or romantically attracted to any individual regardless of their gender, they may be attracted to men, women, intersex, androgynous, transsexual and to various identities and genders because they do not consider gender to be related to attraction.