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Just A Few Things Pansexual People Want You To Know About Being Pan

"The hardest part is all the jokes about cast iron."

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Sexuality can be confusing; gender can be confusing — but sometimes it's all very simple. Enter: pansexuality.

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*Flips open dictionary* It's just likin' people — with no preference for a certain gender or gender expression!

We sat down with some pansexual folks to set aside the tupperware jokes — OK, maybe we made one or two — and talk about what being pan is really ~all about~.

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1. Like, for starters, that some people see it as something very different from bisexuality...

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...but if you choose to use the terms interchangeably, that's totally fine too. You do you.

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2. "The more people understand gender, the more willing they might be to accept pansexuality into their vocabulary."

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3. Just because you're attracted to everyone doesn't mean you're...attracted to everyone.

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4. And pansexuality has nothing to do with any of the following:

Though bread IS great.

5. Coming out can be an overwhelming experience, and that feeling might not go away right away.

Or ever, really.

6. And even if you're confident and proud, it can still be hard to feel completely welcomed within your own community.

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*Deep sigh*

7. But thankfully, the internet is a constantly amazing place to find community and resources if you can't find people to talk to where you are.

Thanks, Internet!

8. You're brave for just being, well, yourself.

9. After all, that's the best part about being you.

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