Pansexuality vs. Bisexuality
Start writing a post

The Crucial Difference Between Pansexuality And Bisexuality

Yes, there are more than two genders. No, I am not attracted to cookware.


With June, aka Pride Month, coming to a close (tear), I felt it only appropriate to put a common misconception to bed. Like I imagine many of you believe, there are a lot of confusing terms and concepts that "come out" every Pride Month each passing year. A seemingly confusing idea for many people, including some fellow members of the LGBTQIA+ community, is the difference between Pansexuality and Bisexuality.

Bisexuality is attraction to both male and female people. Pansexuality is the attraction to anyone, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

Bisexual people only tend to be attracted to people who are a part of the gender binary. While they can accept that there are more gender identities that exist not included on the binary, they are just generally attracted to those who fall on said binary, i.e. male and female people.

Pansexual people generally find themselves attracted to people who fall on the gender binary as well as people who don't fit. These can include but are definitely not limited to people who are gender fluid, non-binary and or gender non conforming. We can be attracted to women, men, people who identify with both, or even people who don't identify with any gender. To Pansexual people, gender is irrelevant when being attracted to someone physically or emotionally.

While very similar and often confused with each other, Bisexuality and Pansexuality are not the same. Since there are two different terms for each, they find attraction to different kinds of people and in different ways. While they can both be attracted to male and female people, Pansexuals are the ones who don't really think about gender when finding someone physically or emotionally appealing.

Like a wise person once said, "hearts not parts".

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Sinning in Las Vegas

Be careful what you do and post


Going to Las Vegas for the weekend is practically a sacramental right of passage in college. It’s so crucial to our early adulthood development that Snapchat even made a filter that says “Vegas for the Weekend.” Damn Snapchat, you really do get it. 

Keep Reading... Show less

10 Reasons Coffee Is The Best In Honor Of National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than to remember why it's so amazing?

10 Reasons Coffee Is The Best In Honor Of National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day falls on September 29, a fact that I don't think I'll ever forget, even though I didn't even know it was a "holiday" until just recently. Maybe that's because my love for coffee is still a recent development, or maybe I just don't keep up enough with the times, but either way, I can't think of any better time to recount why we all probably love it so much.

Keep Reading... Show less

Hispanic Heritage Month

A lil history and a few thoughts.

Dianeliz Gonzalez

Hispanic Heritage month is here, and we are ready to celebrate!

Keep Reading... Show less

My September Faves

Here are some of my faves during the month of September


Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

9 Things Tall People Are Tired Of Hearing

Yep. The weather is fine up here... I've totally never heard that before.


Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE being tall. Sometimes I even wish I was taller. One of the downsides of being tall however, is having to put up with ridiculous questions and statements. I can assure that all tall people are tired of being asked what the weather is like "up here", but here are a few other things we don't want to hear anymore.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments