You've probably heard the term "pansexual" and didn't know what people were talking about. Does it refer to someone who is attracted to frying pans? Does it mean that someone finds Pan, the god of nature, to be irresistible? People are using "pansexual" more and more to describe their sexual orientation, but what does it really mean? Maybe you're too shy to ask someone outright, or you're worried that you'll look ignorant if you reveal that you don't know. The truth is that not knowing what pansexual means is perfectly normal because it was a relatively unpopular term until recently.
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Out and Proud Hollywood Stars "I guess this is me coming out as pansexual," the rock star says. At the Disco frontman Brendon Urie is the latest celebrity to publicly identify as pansexual. Although he's married to a woman and is "very much in love with her," the rock star told Paper Magazine in an interview published Friday that he believes he could be qualified as pansexual. View Story "I'm not opposed to a man because to me, I like a person. Yeah I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don't care," he said.
The hybrid words pansexual and pansexualism were first attested in , denoting the idea "that the sex instinct plays the primary part in all human activity, mental and physical",   a reproach credited to Sigmund Freud levelled at early psychology. Using these definitions, pansexuality is defined differently by explicitly including people who are intersex or outside the gender binary. The Latin prefix bi- does indeed indicate two or both, however the 'both' indicated in the word bisexual are merely homosexual lit.
Bisexual people are attracted sexually and romantically to both males and females, and are capable of engaging in sensual relationships with either sex. Despite being able to form meaningful, lasting relationships with both sexes, bisexual individuals may, to a small or large degree, have a preference for one sex over the other. Similarly, pansexual people may be sexually attracted to individuals who identify as male or female; however, they may also be attracted to those who identify as intersex, third-gender, androgynous, transsexual, or the many other sexual and gender identities. The latter distinction is what draws the line between pansexuality and bisexuality. People who self-identify as pansexual do so with purpose, to express that they are able to be attracted to various gender and sexual identities, whether they fall within the gender binary or not.