Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to, having, or open to sexual activity of many kinds.
  • n. A pansexual person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Sexually attracted or open to all people regardless of gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
  • adj. this redundant sense?) Sexually attracted to everyone.
  • adj. this sense?) Welcoming people of all sexual orientations.
  • n. Someone who is attracted to all types of people regardless of gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who participates in (or is open to) sexual activities of many kinds

Etymologies

pan- +‎ sexual (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She identifies as pansexual, which means "it's about the person more than the gender."

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  • There was some discussion that 'pansexual' got left out of the panel title, but I think that was only in the grid version of the pocket program and on the backs of the name tents that the panelists had.

    Wiscon 33 - Bisexual and Pansexual Characters in SF/F

  • Who feel that terms like "pansexual" trivialise the identities that they have fought so hard for.

    Myths about Bisexuality

  • As a bisexual woman although I hate gender as a concept, and prefer the term "pansexual" to "bisexual" for that reason, I feel these myths apply to anyone who doesn't allow themselves to be "pinned down" to a sexual preference.

    Myths about Bisexuality

  • Last week he began a promised series about Orthodoxy and contraception, and quickly expanded that into a larger discussion about our "pansexual" time.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Alan (Cumming) stated in an interview that he is "pansexual", which basically means open to different sexual experiences.

    chsturtle Diary Entry

  • I know that given Very’s personality, she would probably resist all attempts at labels, but she comes across to me as pansexual, which is totally cool in my books.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • A local physiotherapist is classed as a "pansexual" (attracted to everything), a local Muslim family re-categorised as far more exotic Zoroastrians, both on equally flimsy evidence.

    SpikeMagazine.com

  • Cross the Line, a "pansexual" nightclub event that will bring out

    Broward-Palm Beach New Times | Complete Issue

  • I always assumed he was kind of pansexual, so the idea of him having sex with men isn't that strange.

    Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

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