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Bisexual Erasure: What It Is and How to Avoid It

Positively Smitten Magazine

Bisexual Erasure: What It Is and How to Avoid It

Sexual orientation is rarely ever discussed in terms beyond “gay” and “straight.” Gender, too, is frequently only talked about in terms of “male” and “female.” But sexual orientation and gender span so much more. It can be a tricky thing to navigate, and that’s why we’re here.

What is bisexuality?

Bisexuality covers those who are attracted to two or more genders. By this definition, being pansexual also falls under the bisexual umbrella, since pansexuals are generally attracted to most or all genders.

As for what pansexuality is:

Pansexuality is sexual attraction, sexual desire, romantic love, or emotional attraction toward people of all gender identities and biological sexes. Self-identified pansexuals may […] refer to themselves as gender-blind, asserting that gender and sex are insignificant or irrelevant in determining whether they will be sexually attracted to others.

It’s possible for someone to identify as both pansexual and bisexual, as they can overlap.

Still, it’s hard to come…

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