The word pansexual isnt new: Its been in use since at least 1969, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. But it is increasingly easier to find in mass media, research and high-school-hallway conversations.
Is pansexual an actual word?
Pansexuality is sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity. Pansexual people may refer to themselves as gender-blind, asserting that gender and sex are not determining factors in their romantic or sexual attraction to others.
What was the original definition of pansexual?
In other words: Freud theorized that sex was a motivator of all things, hence “pan-sexualism.” The word “pansexual” itself was derived from the Greek prefix pan-, which means all. And of course, “sexual.” At the time, it was a psychoanalytic term used far differently from how we use it today.
What type of word is pansexual?
Pansexuality is the attraction to people regardless of their gender. Pansexual people are sexually attracted to people of every gender identity. People of any gender identity can and do identify as pansexual.