People who self-identify as pansexual do so with purpose, to express that they are able to be attracted to various gender and sexual identities, whether they fall within the gender binary or not.

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Simply being attracted to both biological sexes does not mean one considers oneself bisexual.

In fact, many people at one time or another will have some romantic or sexual experience or feelings toward each sex, though, most would not embrace the bisexual label.

Conversely, many in the pansexual community feel as though these beliefs are forms of prejudice and pansexual erasure.

The pansexual label; however, is more accommodating for those, regardless of their own gender identity, who sometimes do not fit neatly into the male or female genders, for example, when people who are engaged in a homosexual or heterosexual relationship and their partner transitions from male-to-female or female-to-male.

Pan means "all" while Poly means "many" and so there are some similar overlaps, a Polysexual may be attracted to some gender variant people but not have the capability or desire to be with some others.

Pansexuals are open to any person regardless of their gender or sex."Trans" is shorthand for "transgender." (Note: Transgender is correctly used as an adjective, not a noun, thus "transgender people" is appropriate but "transgenders" is often viewed as disrespectful.) Transgender Man: A term for a transgender individual who currently identifies as a man (see also “FTM”).Transgender Woman: A term for a transgender individual who currently identifies as a woman (see also “MTF”).Pansexual people are bisexual, in-fact; however, bisexuality does not place the same emphasis on sexual and gender identity awareness, but more simply indicates attraction to the two (generally accepted) biological sexes.The differences between the two sexual identities are undermined by the fact that some people who consider themselves pansexual identify themselves as bisexual out of convenience, as it’s a more widely known sexual identity.Transgender: A term for people whose gender identity, expression or behavior is different from those typically associated with their assigned sex at birth.