I've been reading a few posts that confuse me at times. They seem to be connected to bisexuality and pansexuality (also called Omnisexuality). If you are straight or gay, then this thread is not for you.
I'm wondering who on this site sees themselves as either bisexual or pansexual? Although the following meanings may be debated, for clarification, may we use the following differentiation.
Pansexuality (also referred to as pans), or omnisexuality is a sexual orientation, characterized by the potential for aesthetic attraction, romantic love, or sexual desire towards people, regardless of their gender identity or biological sex. Some pansexuals suggest that they are gender-blind; that gender and sex are insignificant or irrelevant in determining whether they will be sexually attracted to others. For others, an individual's sex, gender expression, or gender identity can be a key factor of attraction, despite the pansexual individual's wide range of sex and gender attractions.
Bisexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by attraction to both the same gender and the opposite gender. Unlike pansexuality, it does not specifically include people who fall outside the gender binary. Pansexuality has been described as a "means to skip the binaries and essentialism of 'bi'."
Personally, I identify as bisexual as I have no sexual attraction to intersexed people. I've not meet a completely transitioned transgendered person and so I'm not sure how I would deal or be attracted to one who has transitioned completely. I suspect that I would accept them for the gender that they present themselves in but I just don't know. I am attracted to men who are masculine and women who are feminine. Although I am attracted to both genders, I do not seem to be attracted to cross dressers but can accept a little cross dressing in a man if his other behaviour and thoughts seem masculine to me. I understand that some bisexuals may have an attraction to cross dressers who are bisexual. Maybe, these people are really pansexuals or is it a gender question and not a sexuality question?
hmm I seem to have lost part of what I thought that I posted. May I add that for some strange reason I feel a little guilt for not being able to be pansexual. I know that is illogical though. Our sexuality is not a politically correct thing. It is what we are. We are attracted to whomever we are attracted to. Or is it some form of bigotry for a bisexual not to be a pansexual?