The word pansexual has been among the most searched terms on Google since stars like Miley Cyrus, and more recently Bella Thorne used it openly.
According to CNN information, the concept of pansexuality has existed since the time of Sigmund Freud. But since the pop star declared himself pansexual in an interview with Paper magazine, it became fashionable again.
He said “I am open to everything that involves consent and does not involve an animal and as long as everyone is of age. Everything that is legal seems fine to me. Come on, I agree to try it with any adult, anyone over 18 who wants to love me. I don’t identify as a boy or girl and I don’t need my partner to identify as a boy or a girl. ”
Experts and sociologists say that these descriptions summarize the contemporary interpretation of the pansexual. It which is sometimes called omnisexual, the news outlet said.
It’s almost the widest possible description of who sexually appeals to you, which is precisely what catches the attention of a younger generation who feels comfortable with gender fluency and who doesn’t like labels very much.
First you have to know that the term pansexual is composed with the prefix pan-, which means everything and the word sexuality.
The above indicates that people who consider themselves pansexual do not restrict their sexuality.
How old is the term pansexual?
Sigmund Freud popularized the term pansexualism in the early twentieth century, which he used to describe the position that most human behaviors derive from sexual instincts, explained Justin R. Garcia, assistant professor of Gender Studies and researcher at the Kinsey Institute of the University of Indiana, United States.
What do sociologists say?
Currently, the term pansexual is used to describe a romantic or sexual attraction centered on qualities rather than sex or gender.
Someone who considers themselves pansexual is capable of being attracted to several sexes and gender identities, said David Bond, vice president of programs at Trevor Project, an LGBT crisis intervention group.
Pansexual is different from bisexuality. Bisexuality refers to people who are attracted to men and women.
Pansexuality has emerged as a category that includes everyone else.