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Pansexual as a sexuality option?

Discussion in 'Empty Closets Help and Feedback' started by quinnboi, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. quinnboi

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    I'm pansexual, and I feel like especially since it's pride month, we should have more awareness about pansexuality?
     
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    Hell yes! I identified as pansexual for so long before switching to bisexual, and I felt like maybe if I had known that it was a real label that existed before, I would have started using it earlier. Even though it turned out that pansexual was a “gateway label” for me (the label I used when I was a baby gay), having it there for me made everything easier than it was when I identified as simply “queer”. I never want new members of the LGBTQ community to not know that there is a generally-accepted label for what they experience. Pansexuality is real, even though it isn’t my experience, and I wish more people felt that way.
     
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    yess I couldn't have said it better
     
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    I would love to have pansexual as a sexuality option. I identify as pansexual but I chose bi on here because it was the closest option to pansexual and more specific than "other".
     
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    I'm not pansexual, but I have wondered about this, too. Maybe users should be able to write in how they want to identify instead of having to choose. That would cover all the bases, pretty much.
     
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    Yeah! I was gonna say that, but I thought it might be too far-fetched
     
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    On old EC, this was the case. I was "not straight" for months. So, not a far-fetched idea. I imagine that there's a reason why it's not the same on new EC.
     
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    Yeah, I vaguely remember that, I think. The way they have things now is very limiting for a lot of people, it seems, and it might also help other users answer questions and help users who do not just fit nice, neat boxes.
     
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    There also isn't an option to identify as ace, which seems bizarre to me!
     
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    I also think it would be valuable for users to have the option to disclose romantic orientation (I vaguely recall this being an option in the past??), as for many this can be an important element of how an individual chooses to identify, especially those who identify as aromantic or similar.

    Being made aware that romantic orientation can differ from sexual orientation definitely played a big role in helping me figure out my own romantic and sexual sexual identity, and allowing people to specify romantic orientation in their profiles would help spread the knowledge to new members who might benefit similarly.