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What does pansexual mean?

A pansexual person is romantically, emotionally, and/or sexually attracted towards people of all genders and sexes. While this means that a pansexual person can be attracted to people of any gender identity, gender expression, or sex, it certainly doesn't mean that they are attracted to everyone. Instead, it simply means that the person's gender or sex matters less to a pansexual person than other attributes like character, interests, or even physical appearance. 

Pansexuality and bisexuality are similar but different. Bisexuality involves the attraction to multiple genders, while pansexuality involves the attraction to all. To put it another way, since pansexual people can be attracted to people of all genders, they sometimes describe it as if the gender of the other party doesn’t matter as much as other traits. This is different to bisexual individuals, who may not experience attraction to all genders.  

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