March 15, 2024

What Is Pansexuality?

Gender and sexual identity conversations have become increasingly prevalent in today’s diverse and inclusive society. However, there is still a term that may not be familiar to most people – pansexuality. Pansexuality challenges traditional notions of love and attraction due to its lengthy history and growing following.

In this blog, we aim to shed light on what it means to be pansexual, debunking common myths and misconceptions associated with it, and explain how it’s different from other sexualities.


What does it mean to be pansexual? 

For those who identify themselves as pansexual (or “pan”), they find themselves attracted to people regardless of how they represent their gender. They welcome all genders and emphasise the idea of “hearts not parts” to show that their attraction is based more on intellectual, emotional, and spiritual connections rather than physical traits.

The feminist and bisexual activist Shulamith Firestone is credited with originating the phrase “pansexual” in the early 1970s. Since then, it has gained recognition and significance as an important motto that stands for the values of inclusivity, understanding, and love in the context of attraction over time.




What are some misconceptions on pansexuality? 

Just like any other sexual orientation, pansexuality is prone to myths and misconceptions. One such misconception is that those who identify as pansexual are promiscuous or unable to commit to monogamous relationships. They are completely capable of establishing committed long-lasting relationships just like everyone else and can have a variety of relationship preferences.

Another myth is that pansexuality is only a fad, or a movement made specifically to seek attention – completely ignoring the legitimacy of this sexual orientation.

Read more on why pansexuality is misunderstood




Differences between other sexualities 

Despite pansexuality and bisexuality being similar in nature, you must remember they are two different orientations. In contrast to pansexuality who embrace all genders and are accepting of a wide range of gender identities, those who identify as bisexual are attracted to two genders.

Pansexuality is closely related to omnisexuality and polysexuality; however, they have different nuances. Those who identify as omnisexual are attracted to people of all genders as well; however, they may notice the role gender plays in their attraction. On the other hand, polysexuality entails attraction to several genders, though not necessarily all of them.

Some people think that male and female are the only two genders, but there are so many more. Have a read of this article if you want to know the full list.




Advocates for pansexuality 

Thanks to pansexual activists, supporters, and well-known individuals who have come out as pansexual, pansexuality has now become more visible in recent years. These voices contribute to fostering understanding and increasing awareness worldwide.

There are many pansexual celebrities including Cara Delevingne, Demi Lovato, and Kehlani. They help dispel prejudices and promote inclusivity in society by sharing their experiences, hardships, and victories.

Check out our range of pansexual jewellery to show your support to the LGBTQ+ community.



Overall, those who identify as pansexual embrace all genders and advocate for love based on connection and understanding, rather than physical characteristics, challenging social norms. It is vital to appreciate and respect each person’s unique identities and experiences, regardless of their sexual orientation, as society moves closer to becoming more inclusive.

We are one step closer to creating a society where love knows no bounds.

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