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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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]
October 29th, 2015 12:32pm
Bisexuality and Pansexuality are both types of polysexuality- which is defined as an attraction to more than one gender- bisexuality is when a person is attracted to male and female people and pansexuality is when a person loves another, despite their gender or bodily form.
October 29th, 2015 5:33pm
You're bisexual when you're attracted by girls and also by man. You're pansexual when you dont really care by how you are attracted. You dont identifie the human by his gender.
October 29th, 2015 9:31pm
Pan = all Poly = many Bi = two. The suffix makes it easy enough to work out, I think. I don't know much about the intraspecifics.
October 30th, 2015 9:41am
Bisexual is the attraction to only two genders (male and female). Pansexual is the attraction to all genders where polysexual is the attraction to multiple or many genders
October 30th, 2015 4:20pm
As far as I know, pansexuality is attraction to all genders, polysexuality is attraction to many genders but not necessarily all, and bisexuality is attraction to only two genders (your own and one other).
October 30th, 2015 4:21pm
Pansexuality - when you find any gender attractive Polysexuality - when you find multiple genders attractive Bisexuality - when you find two genders attractive
October 31st, 2015 10:30am
pansexuality is basically being open/attracted to all genders, while polysexuality is attraction toward multiple genders, not necessarily encompassing all genders. bisexuality on the other hand, is attraction towards the two sexes, male and female.
November 4th, 2015 2:28am
Pansexuality is having or being able to have a sexual attraction to all genders/sexes. Polysexuality is having or being sexually attracted to multiple but not all genders/sexes. Bisexuality is having or being sexually attracted to two genders/sexes.
November 4th, 2015 7:24am
Pansexuality means to be attracted to someone regardless of gender, bisexuality is an attraction to both men and women, polysexual just means a person is attracted to more than one gender, so pansexuality and bisexuality both fit under this category.
November 4th, 2015 7:33pm
Pansexuality is attraction to all genders indiscriminately, polysexuality is attraction to multiple genders but not all, and bisexuality is attraction to two genders (most commonly men and women).
November 5th, 2015 3:45am
Pansexuality is loving someone and not taking who they are into consideration, bisexuality usually limits who they're attracted to. Polysexuality is taking consideration in multiple genders.
November 5th, 2015 7:32pm
Pansexuality is sexual attraction, romantic love, or emotional attraction toward people of any sex or gender identity. Polysexuality is the attraction to multiple genders or sexes. Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior toward both males and females.
November 5th, 2015 7:58pm
Pansexual is not caring about the gender but the personality. Bisexual is liking men and women. Polysexual is loving every gender. Pan and poly are different because pan is about loving the person for personality. Poly is loving them.
November 6th, 2015 6:12am
Pansexuality: The attraction to the personality, not the gender. This typically means they are open to a partner of any gender, but not always. Polysexuality: The attraction to multiple, but not necessarily all, genders. Bisexuality: The attraction to the two defined genders: male and female. This TYPICALLY does not include genderqueer, questioning, non-binary, etc.
November 6th, 2015 6:48pm
pansexuality; not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender or gender identity. polysexuality: involving characterised by different sexualities, sexually attracted to more than one gender. bisexuality: romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behaviour toward both males and females, or romantic or sexual attraction to people of any sex or gender identity; this latter aspect is sometimes termed pansexuality.
November 7th, 2015 8:37am
Bi is where you like guys n girls. Pan...my understanding is...you like a person based on personality. It doesnt matter their gender, race, sexuality, none of that. So it can be same sex, opposite, they can be straight, bi, gay, trans its only based on personality. Poly...not sure
November 8th, 2015 6:05pm
That's a very good question. Sexual orientation has become very confusing as of late, because this era has changed sexual freedoms dramatically, with so allowing for the LGBT+ community to both explore and openly express its ambiguity. No longer is there merely "straight or gay." Now, there are several dozen flavors. Regarding the before-mentioned sexualities, Nonbinary.org's wiki described them as such: * Pansexuality: an attraction (romantic, sexual, or emotional) toward people of any sex or gender identity * Polysexuality: an attraction to multiple sexes and gender * Bisexuality: an attraction (romantic, sexual, or behavioral) toward both males and females
November 11th, 2015 11:43am
Pansexuality is the liking of ALL genders. Polysexuality is the liking of some genders. Bisexuality is the liking of two genders (male and female)
November 12th, 2015 2:54am
Bisexuals: People who are attracted to two or more genders. Pansexuals: People who are attracted to all genders. Polysexuals: People who are attracted to multiple but not necessarily all genders.
November 12th, 2015 9:43pm
Pan-sexuality literally refers to being sexually attracted to ALL different genders. Polysexuality refers to being sexually attracted to MANY different genders. Bisexuality refers to being sexually attracted to BOTH genders (i.e male and female)
November 13th, 2015 3:45am
Pansexuality is pretty much gender blind. They can be boy girl transgender who cares?! Bisexual is only boys and girls. Poly is more than one gender.
November 15th, 2015 6:07pm
A Pansexual likes the personality of the individual, independently of the gender. A Polysexual likes any kinds of gender. And a Bisexual likes man or woman
November 15th, 2015 7:48pm
Pansexuality is when one experiences sexual attraction to people of all genders. (Gender is not a factor that matters to them in the way of sexual attraction.) Polysexuality is in which one experiences sexual attraction to some genders, but not all genders. (Usually, three or more genders.) Bisexuality is in which one experiences sexual attraction to two genders.
November 15th, 2015 9:44pm
Pansexual is when the genitals of a person does not matter if you will date them, nor do their gender matter, only their heart matters. Polysexuality is feeling an attraction to more then 1 person at the same time and having 3 or more people all being in a relatitonship together. Bisexuality is when you like vagina and penis.
November 19th, 2015 2:57am
Pan means all, so pansexual means attraction to all genders. Poly means many, so polysexual is attraction to many but not nessisarly all genders (even though some pansexuals identify as poly and vis versa) Bi means two, so bisexual is attraction to two genders
November 19th, 2015 6:53am
Pansexuality is generally accepted as being attracted to persons based on who they are and not what they identify with as a gender or a sex. Polysexuality is generally accepted as the attraction to more than one gender or sex. Bisexuality is generally accepted as the attraction to both male and female genders or two genders or sexes.
November 20th, 2015 3:50am
Pansexual is not having a preference. Poly is a relationship involving 3 or more and bisexual is liking both genders but preceding one gender over the other.
November 20th, 2015 9:37pm
I'm pansexual, I can fall inlove with anyone based on personality, bi is boy or girl, and I haven't heard of the other..
November 21st, 2015 1:38pm
Firstly, these are all a sexual orientation and can also describe a set of behaviors. By replacing the prefix bi – (two, both) with pan- (all), poly- (many), omni- (all), ambi- (both, and implying ambiguity in this case), people who adopt these self-identities seek to clearly express the fact that gender does not factor into their own sexuality, or that they are specifically attracted to trans, genderqueer, and other people who may or may not fit into the mainstream gender categories of male and female. This does not mean, however, that people who identify as bisexual are fixated on traditional notions of gender.