What is the difference between pansexuality, polysexuality and bisexuality?

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What is the difference between pansexuality, polysexuality and bisexuality?
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PeacefulRainbow3173
September 9th, 2015 4:08pm
Bisexuals are attracted to only men or women. Polysexuality is the same as pansexuality. Pansexuality/polysexuality is the attraction to men, women, transgender men and women, agender people, and genderfluid people.
ShiningLove1998
September 10th, 2015 2:37pm
Pansexual means you are attracted to any gender, including the non-binary genders. Polysexual means you tend to be attracted to multiple people. Bisexual means you are only attracted to the two binary genders, girl and boy.
Anonymous
September 10th, 2015 8:59pm
Pansexuality is the sexual attraction to people despite their gender and/or sex. Polysexuality includes any sexuality that involves liking more than one gender and/or sex. Bisexuality is the sexual attraction to two genders and/or sexes (usually cis-males and cis-females).
kindtrees
September 12th, 2015 11:56am
A pansexual person does not care about genderlabels. A polysexual person wants a relationship with multiple partners. A bisexual person likes both men and women.
RobinJ
September 12th, 2015 10:36pm
Pansexual - People who are attracted to other people regardless of gender. A pansexual person can feel attracted to someone regardless of where they fall on the gender spectrum. Polysexual - someone who is attracted to some but not all genders. For example a polysexual person might be attracted to females and non-binary feminine people but not to masculine or androgynous people. Bisexual - Someone who is attracted to both males and females.
Emily619
September 16th, 2015 2:45am
Instead of usually writing this in sentence form, it is a bit easier to read (in my opinion) and as well type in list form. Pansexuality- Sexual attraction, romantic love, or emotional attraction toward people of any sex or gender identity. Polysexuality- The attraction to multiple genders or sexes. A Polysexual person is one "encompassing or characterized by many different kinds of sexuality." Bisexuality- Romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior toward both males and females, or romantic or sexual attraction to people of any sex or gender identity Q: ...So, what does this all mean? I'm still confused! A: Basically, each sexuality likes everyone, but to a certain extent. Pansexuality is the most broad, then polysexuality, and finally bisexuality. I hope I helped!
Anonymous
September 16th, 2015 2:47am
allow me to compare this to a scene in a party. in a party, there are all types of people, yes? but we'll single out three: the bisexual, the pansexual and the polysexual. the bisexual hangs around with the boys and the girls because bisexual is interested with them. now, pansexual, he hangs around everybody because he's interested with all of them. he's interested with that girl in a miniskirt, that guy with the tie on his head or those two that usually makes out in the kitchen. heck, he's even interested with bisexual and polysexual! However, polysexual... well,he's a little choosy... i mean, he's friends with everyone and he knows he can be interested to them all like pansexual but, he's a little choosy unlike pansexual... he's got his types... i hope that helps.
Itsacrazylifewelive
September 18th, 2015 1:59am
Pansexuals are can be attracted to anyone regardless of gender identity or sexuality, polysexuals are attracted to more than just the two main gender identities and bisexuals are attracted to the two main genders, males and females.
RagingQueer00
September 18th, 2015 1:04pm
Pansexua is when someone likes all genders. Bisexual is when someone likes only two genders, Polysexual is liking multiple genders.
sereneOcean51
September 19th, 2015 5:56am
Pan sexuality refers to being attracted to all genders, while bisexuality is being attracted to your own gender and other genders, and poly sexuality is being attracted to some genders but not all.
BenListens
September 19th, 2015 5:19pm
Pansexuality is being attracted to people of any gender. Polysexuality is being attracted to people of more than two genders. Bisexuality is being attracted to people of two genders, usually the two binary genders (male and female)
kacey17
September 20th, 2015 8:09pm
Pansexuality is being attracted to anyone, and not caring what their gender is. I like to think of it as "hearts, not parts." Polysexuality is being attracted to most, but not all genders. Bisexuality is being attracted to two genders.
Anonymous
September 23rd, 2015 6:49pm
Pansexual means that you feel you could be attracted to anyone no matter what their sex, gender identity/expression, or sexuality is. Polysexual means you feel you could (or do) have more than sexuality. Bisexual means you are attracted to people of both sexes, but this excludes anyone with a different gender identity/expression than their biological sex.
Char55x
September 24th, 2015 11:29am
Pansexuality- When you have an attraction to all genders, no matter the sex. They care more about the person that genitalia. They can still have preference. Polysexuality- When you're attracted to more than 2 genders. Almost bisexuality, but you are attracted to more genders, almost pansexuality, but you're attracted to less. Bisexuality- When you're attracted to both binary genders (male and female)
NBnerd
September 26th, 2015 2:20pm
Polysexuality is sexual attracting to more than one gender. Pansexuality is attraction to all genders; some call it "gender blindness," while other pansexual people say that they are more attracted to certain genders than others. "Bisexuality" means attraction to AT LEAST two genders. However, someone who identifies as bisexual may actually be polysexual or pansexual.
Ginieboops
September 30th, 2015 8:18pm
These are all therms referring to complicated gender preferences: there can be lots of genders from; non-binary, male, female, al little bit of both at the same time and different at exclusive times. Pansexuals are attracted, or have the capacity to be attracted to, all genders, poly sexually are attract to exclusive genders, maybe non-binary and male for example, and bisexuals are attracted to males and females.
YouAreBeutiful
October 11th, 2015 2:46am
First to understand the difference of the three sexualities, you need to know the definitions of them. (These are rough definitions from me, not a dictionary) The definition of pansexual is that you love, physically and emotionally, all genders, including non-binary and binary genders. The definition of polysexual is that you love, physical and emotionally, some genders, but not all; so you may like women and non-binary genders or any other combinations that aren't all genders or just two. The definition of bisexual is that you love, physically and emotionally, two genders; you may love any combination of two genders. There are also orientations such as panromantic, polyromantic, and biromantic which means that you you just love that group of people emotionally.
AbbegailJ
October 22nd, 2015 5:51pm
Pansexuality is no preference to gender; attracted to all genders. Bisexuality is the attraction to male and female. Bisexuality and Pansexuality are forms of Polysexuality in a way.
Anonymous
October 23rd, 2015 1:31am
Pansexuality is when someone is attracted to everyone, regardless of gender or gender identity. Polysexuality is when someone likes some genders or gender identity, but not all. And bisexuality is when someone likes boys and girls, and those are there only ones.
Probius
October 23rd, 2015 12:44pm
Pansexuality means loving all genders, polysexuality means loving many genders, and bisexuality means loving two genders.
Anonymous
October 23rd, 2015 1:28pm
Pansexuality is when gender has nothing to do with how attractive one finds others. Polysexuality is being attracted to multiple genders- including gender fluid, gender neutral etc. Bisexuality is the attraction to both men and women.
ThatPersonSkylar
October 24th, 2015 8:14pm
Pansexuality is attraction of all genders, bisexuality is attraction of males and females and polysexuals are difficult to explain. They're different than pansexual in a way that they won't date any gender identity but different from bisexuals as they date more than male and female
Anonymous
October 25th, 2015 2:56am
Pansexuality: Attracted to all genders on the gender spectrum Polysexuality: Attracted to more than 2 genders but not all genders on spectrum Bisexuality: Attracted to only two genders on the spectrum
zaix
October 25th, 2015 3:30am
Pansexuality is basically liking someone for who they are like if they are bisexual, or transgendered or anything really, polysexuality is incorporating many different sexualities, like you have to identify yourself as this because this has to be something you feel like you and bisexuality is liking both sexes.
Michelle0621
October 25th, 2015 1:17pm
Polysexuality is people who are sexually attracted to more than one gender or sex,pansexuality is people who attracted to any sexuality and bisexuality is people who like boys and girls only,but many people think bisexuality has something to do with threesome,but it's not true.
Anonymous
October 25th, 2015 8:17pm
Pansexual means you are attracted to people of all genders. Bisexual means attracted to males and females. Both pansexual and bisexual fit under the umbrella of polysexuality, attraction to mutiple genders.
Anonymous
October 28th, 2015 2:40am
Pansexual means that you like guys, girls, and other. Polysexuality means the same thing. Bisexuality means that you like guys and girls.
Anonymous
October 28th, 2015 3:58am
Pansexuality is the attraction to all genders Polysexuality is the need to be in a relationship with more than one person Bisexuality is being attracted to male and female
DustinTransListener
October 28th, 2015 10:43pm
Pansexuality means that you are attracted to all genders (male, female, agender, demiboy, demigirl, ect.) and genitals aren't the most important thing ever, while bisexuality means you like only two genders and genitals are a little more relevant. Polysexyality is liking most genders or several genders, but not all.
Anonymous
October 29th, 2015 4:13am
The terms "pansexual" and "bisexual" are not mutually exclusive. Pansexuality is inclusive of bisexuality (attraction to both males and females) but additionally includes attraction to other genders and sexes such as those identifying as transgender, genderqueer, bigender, intersex, or genderfuck.[3] In this sense, it necessarily rejects the concept of a gender binary, which some bisexuals may not reject. To this end, pansexuality as a concept has been criticized as a "means to skip the binaries and essentialism of 'bi'."[4]