I'm trying to understand the different between bi and pan. I saw a post here on tumblr the other day that said something 'you're still bi if you are dating a man/woman/transgender/agender' etc.. but.... I thought being pan included everyone no matter what?! I mean, if this ^ about being bi is legit, than I really don't understand the difference between pan/bi.. I'm giving a lot of thoughts lately on this for personal reason and I could use some help :)
Hiya, lovey :)
You know, this is actually a really tough question. It really is. I guess it all comes down to how you personally define each sexuality — bisexual and pansexual.
There are individuals who identify as both, and there are some, like me, who go with one. The two sexualities in question are in fact very similar when you get down to it, they really are, so it’s easy to get confused when looking in.
But like I said, it really does depend on the person in general and how they view themselves and those terms.
I’m not making a lick of sense here am I? Ugh….
For me pansexuality is the ability to be romantically in love or be sexually attracted to anyone regardless of identity: man/woman/transgender/agender etc — I love all bodies, I love all hearts, and I love all minds — whatever you give me I will enjoy. It’s all a-ok with me!
As for bisexuality… I honestly can’t give you a concrete answer on that. Which I know, I know, cop out. Haha. But it’s really not! I swear! I just don’t feel like I have the right to dictate or define a sexuality if I’m not a part of it…Plus I really don’t want to offend anyone on accident, because that is the last thing I would ever want to do.
But since you did ask, I will try my best to explain my take on it. 💜
I guess if I had to give you my definition of bisexuality (though as I said before, this isn’t the soul definition, just my take) I would say that Bisexual does mean two, the ability to love/ be attracted to two different genders. Here, right here, is where you have to remember that there are more than just two genders in the world. So when you think of bisexual, erase the notion of “man x women”, because interest can be from any double combo on the gender spectrum.
I hope this made some sense and didn’t read as a drunken ramble of nonsense. Haha. It’s 4:42 am here and I haven’t had my coffee yet. Practically a zombie right now 😳
***If any of my bisexual/pansexual followers would like to add their own thoughts on this subject, please feel free to add! Would be gratefully appreciated!***