At 3/12/13 06:48 AM, Scarface wrote:
You're absolutely welcome here. We allow all users, gay, bi, pan, straight, to just hang out here and talk whenever they feel like it.
Thanks, mate. Can't say I'll be here every day, but I've still got plenty of spare time.
At 3/12/13 07:12 AM, Confucianism wrote:
I still think of pans as bisexuals but extremely pedantic about the descriptions of themselves.
"Pedantic"...now that's a million dollar word. You're the first person I know to use that.
Anyways, the two are essentially the same with attraction; pansexual just places emphasis on not caring about the partner's gender or sexual identity, something bisexuality fails to do. It's really nitpicking, but still, the two do have different communities and flags. Bisexuality just addresses the current male-female dichotomy; pansexuality explicitly sees it more as a gradient.
In other words, I just felt the label of 'bisexual' to be rather limiting as compared to 'pansexual'. They're not interchangeable for me. But they're just labels in the end, so I won't hammer it into your head.
Just remember one thing; at the end, the only person you need to live with is yourself. Don't be afraid to have pride. In the end, you'll have no regrets if you love yourself.