WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT PANSEXUALITY
Pansexuality is the new trend and more and more people seem to be getting into the Grove as they discover themselves and their sexuality. More and more people are identifying as pansexuals and for good reasons too.
History of Pansexuality
The hybrid words pansexual and pansexualism appears to have first been used in 1917 and has been credited to Sigmund Freud. The words were a reproach to the days of early psychology and initially referred to the idea that sex instincts play the primary part in all human activity, be it mental or physical.
What exactly is Pansexuality?
Pansexuality, or omnisexuality, is the sexual, romantic or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity. The modern definition of pansexuality covers an array of people who refer to themselves as been gender-blind and not developing feelings for people based on their gender.
More so, pansexuals believe that the sex of a person or the actual act are not determining Pansexual people may refer to themselves as gender-blind, asserting that gender and sex are not determining factors in whether they become romantically or sexually attracted to a person or not.
Of recent, Pansexuality is being considered a sexual orientation on its own, even though a high number or people still consider it to be an offspring of bisexuality, which is alternatively used to refer to a different sexual identity. A lot of pansexual people however reject being called Bisexuals as they feel since they do not identify themselves strictly as men or women, they shouldn’t be constrained into a gender binary which makes it a more inclusive term than bisexual.
What’s The Difference between Pansexuals and Bisexuals?
Sex Therapists believe that pansexuals and Bisexuals are not the same and for good reasons too. While Pan is a Greek word that means all and can be referred to as all sexual, bi can be referred to as two or both. What this means is that a pansexual person can be attracted to a man, woman, a transgendered person, or a non-gendered person who has chosen not to identify themselves with a gender.
Pansexuality does not in any way mean that the people that identify as such are promiscuous. While Pansexuals can be attracted to people of all races, colour, creed or gender, that doesn’t mean they would be interested in having sex with just about anyone. As a matter of fact, sex Therapists believe that pansexuals are very choosy people.
While Pansexuals have been around for a long time, it’s only about five to six years ago that the general public began to learn about this unique sexual identity and all that it entails. As a matter of fact, less than 2 percent of the world’s population identify as pansexuals. The reason for this could be because pansexuality is a fairly new concept to a lot of people and it’s difficult to determine exactly how many people identify with this sexual label.
As more and more people become aware of pansexuality, there is a likelihood that more people will come out to identify with this unique classification.
Lastly, sex Therapists and marriage counsellors believe that pansexuality is not just about sex. People that identify with it have been known to form deep romantic connections as they are mostly about connecting with a person and developing meaningful relationships which had little to do with the person’s gender.