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Panromantic is a term used to describe people who are capable of feeling a romantic attraction toward people regardless of their sex or gender identity. The sexual equivalent of this is pansexual.[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]

Panromantics are not necessarily pansexual and can have a distinct sexuality, such as panromantic and demisexual. Since at least September 2015, there has been another flag distinctly for panromantics separate from the pansexual flag. The alternate panromantic flag has stripes that each represent different genders: blue (binary men), green (individuals who are genderless or gender-neutral people), orange (genders that are in-between the binary and outside of the binary), and red (binary women).[6]

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 romantically attracted to people of all genders and gender does not play a role in the attraction, while biromantics are romantically 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 people regardless of gender.[7]

Polyromantic[]

Though romantically attracted to many genders, polyromantic people do not necessarily experience attraction to all genders. Panromantic people, however, do.[8]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "What Is Panromantic?" on <webmd.com>. Published by WebMD. (no backup information provided)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "What it Means to be Pansexual or Panromantic" by Admin Silverchip on <lgbt.foundation>. Published 2019-05-21. (no backup information provided)
  3. "Definition of Pan-" on <merriam-webster.com>. Published by Merriam-Webster. (no backup information provided)
  4. "5 things you should know on Pansexual Visibility Day" on <lgbt.foundation>. Published by LGBT Foundation. (no backup information provided)
  5. "Panromantic (5)" on Pride-Flags. Published 2016-05-10. (Archived on 2020-11-12)
  6. "Panromantic (1)" on Pride-Flags. Published 2015-09-03. (no backup information provided)
  7. "Being biromantic and bisexual aren't the same — here's what it means to be biromantic" on <insider.com>(no backup information provided)
  8. "Exploring identities" on <lgbtq.unc.edu>(Archived on 2021-11-26)
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