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Panromantic is a term used to describe people who are capable of feeling a romantic attraction to all people, regardless of their gender. It is similar to being pansexual, just without the sexual attraction.[1][2]

Etymology

"Panromantic" is derived from the Greek prefix pan-, meaning "all" or "every".[3]

Community

Pansexual & Panromantic Awareness Day is internationally celebrated on May 24.[4]

Flag

One panromantic pride flag design, which was created by Mod Hermy of the DeviantArt account Pride-Flags, depicts a striped heart in the pansexual flag colors (magenta, yellow, and blue) that is centered within lightened versions of the stripes.[5]

Distinction

Pansexual

While both pansexuality and panromanticism entail the attraction to all people regardless of gender, the main difference between the two is that pansexuality means having sexual attraction to all genders, whereas panromanticism means having romantic attraction to all genders. Panromantic people may or may not experience sexual attraction for the genders they are romantically interested in. Because romantic and sexual attraction are not necessarily correlated, it is not necessary for someone to be pansexual in order to be panromantic and vice versa.[1][2]

Biromantic

Biromantic and panromantic are similar orientations but have nuanced differences. Panromantics are attracted to people of all genders, while biromantics are attracted to any two or more genders. Furthermore, biromantics may only want to form a romantic relationship with certain genders, while panromantics are open to anyone, regardless of gender.[6]

Polyromantic

Though romantically attracted to many genders, polyromantic people do not necessarily experience attraction to all genders. Panromantic people, however, do.[7]

References

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