What does Pan mean?


When talking about feelings of love or attraction, someone might use the term ‘pan’ instead of pansexual. Pan individuals are attracted to anyone, regardless of their gender or sex.

Unlike bi or bisexual people who are generally attracted to males or females, pan individuals can be attracted to those who don’t identify as male or female. Pan people often describe their feelings as being gender-blind, as gender and sex don’t influence who they are attracted to.

But remember, this is a broad explanation. The real-life experience of being pan can have many more layers. For instance, a pan individual might be attracted to all genders, but still have a stronger attraction to a particular gender.

Example for using ‘Pan’ in a conversation

Hey, have you heard of the term ‘Pan’?

Yeah, it’s short for ‘pansexual’.

That’s right! It means being attracted to any person, regardless of their sex or gender identity.

Exactly! Pan people aren’t limited to just males or females, they can be attracted to anyone, even those who don’t identify as male or female.