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LGBTQ+: Difference between bisexual and pansexual

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More than half of LGBTQ persons identify as bisexual, the largest category in the community.

What does Bisexual mean?

Bisexual is someone who is attracted to more than one gender, but the term is often used to describe a variety of identities.

One of the most widely used definitions of bisexuality comes from activist and editor Robyn Ochs:

“I call myself bisexual because I recognize that within me I have the ability to be attracted – romantically and/or sexually – to people of more than one gender and/or the same gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way. , and not must be at the same level,” says Ochs.

The term bi+ has also gained momentum in recent years. Others use it as an umbrella term to describe people who are attracted to more than one gender. This includes people who identify as bisexual, gay, bisexual, transgender and more. The most important thing for most people who identify under the umbrella term bisexual or bi+ is that the label fits them. Not everyone is comfortable with or wants a label on their romantic and romantic attraction.


When was the word bisexual first used?

The first use of the word bisexual dates back to 1859 when the scientist Robert Bentley Todd used the word to describe what we now call intersex – the possession of male and female physical characteristics in the same body.

According to Stonewall, the term described the combination of male and female characteristics, now known as androgyny, around the turn of the 20th century. It wasn’t until the 1910s that the term was used to describe romantic and romantic attraction. In 1915, Sigmund Freud wrote about both sexes as a combination of masculinity and femininity in gender and a more sexual and romantic attraction.

What? what are the colors of the bisexual flag?

The colors of the pride flag are blue, red and purple. The flag was created in 1998 by Michael Page, with pink representing same-sex attraction, blue representing heterosexual attraction, and a purple stripe down the middle representing heterosexual attraction.

What does pansexual mean?

Although bisexuals broadly describe an attraction to more than one gender, sexuality is an attraction to either gender, but the two often overlap in different ways that are entirely personal to the individual.

One of the most famous descriptions of romantic sex is shown in the sitcom Schitt’s Creek. In Season 1, Episode 10, David Rose and Stevie engage in a brief romantic relationship, which surprises Stevie because she thought David was gay.

“I only drink red wine,” Stevie says, implying that she is only attracted to men. “And until last night, I had a feeling that you, too, only drank red wine.” But I guess I was wrong?

“I drink red wine, but I also drink white wine, and I’ve also been known to taste the occasional rosé,” David explains. “And a few summers ago I tried a Merlot that was a Chardonnay, which got a little hard… I like the wine and not the label, does that make sense?”

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