pansexual

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pan- +‎ sexual

Adjective[edit]

pansexual (not comparable)

  1. Sexually attracted or open to all people regardless of gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
  2. Sexually attracted to everyone.
    • 2004, John Leland, Hip: The History[1], ISBN 0060528176, page 50:
      To the end he denied that he was homosexual; his writings are pansexual, finding carnal ripeness in the soul, in nature, as well as in men and women.
  3. Welcoming people of all sexual orientations.
    • 1998, Dossie Easton & Catherine A. Liszt, The Ethical Slut[2], ISBN 1890159018, page 262:
      We like to attend pansexual group sex parties, which means that attendees may identify as gay or lesbian or bisexual or hetero or transgendered, but are generally comfortable and happy to play side-by-side with people whose desires may be entirely different than their own.

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Noun[edit]

pansexual (plural pansexuals)

  1. Someone who is attracted to all types of people regardless of gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Both pansexual and omnisexual are potentially controversial terms, in that they denote sexuality beyond what is communicated by bisexual. To audiences who think of gender as only "male" or "female", the terms may logically equate beyond "all gender identities" to "everyone and everything", including zoophilia. Even disregarding zoophilia, some people believe anything beyond bisexual redundant, as bisexual may already logically include everyone.
  • Furthermore, some people translate pan- and omni- differently, leading to arguments that one term means "many" and the other means "all", which may lead to claims that one is proper (not sexually exclusive to any human gender identity) and the other is improper and potentially insinuative of zoophilia.

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Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pansexual m, f (masculine and feminine plural pansexuals)

  1. pansexual

Noun[edit]

pansexual m, f (plural pansexuals)

  1. pansexual

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English pansexual

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pansexual 4 nom/acc forms

  1. pansexual

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Noun[edit]

pansexual m (plural pansexuali)

  1. pansexual

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