pansexual comes from the greek prefix pan-, which translated means “all”.
Submission from fears-vsdreams: <3
Image of pansexual flag and the words “We all fall in love.” with a heart around the word ‘all’.
Not much of a coming out story, but here it is anyway.
When I was in high school, my mom noticed me reading Haruka/Michiru fanfiction at hamena.org, and I explained to her that yes, both the people in the couple were women. She asked if I was gay and I explained to her that I was bi. (I didn’t know the word pansexual for another few years.) She left me to my reading. Later on she came into my room and said to me, “you know, if you’re going to be a lesbian, you’re going to have sex with women,” as if that was supposed to gross me out or something. It didn’t, but I didn’t want to talk about sex with my mom, so I just patiently explained what “bisexual” meant again.
I’ve been married to my husband, a deliciously open-minded exclusively straight guy for almost four years now (we’d have just cohabitated but he wanted to go back into the military, and I couldn’t get base housing with him unless we had that marriage certificate. I feel guilty about it but not enough to stay in FL while he went to AK and NY without me). He’d gotten hooked on webcomics like Venus Envy before we even got serious together, so I know that no matter how our kid turns out, he’ll be as accepting as I intend to be. We’re working on inviting another woman into our relationship (we’ve got a definite maybe and she’s worth waiting for), and I’ve dropped hints to some family members about that and they don’t seem to concerned. Just another way I’m odd, to them. Which is cool with me because it means they’re not freaking out and throwing Bibles at me. ;P Besides, I think they’ll like her whether she’s our girlfriend, our wife, or even just as a close friend.
I don’t even think they’ll bat much of an eye that the woman is physically disabled, because there are others with disabilities, both mental and physical (including my own mental illnesses) in the family and we’re all accepted. What pansexual means to me is that we are all more than the sum of our parts, and that doesn’t just mean sex organs!
Thanks for reading my yammering. Rock on!
[Submitted by Simone, a “godless liberal pan/poly army wife” from the USA]
Hey everyone. I’m Jeremy, and I’m pansexual. I realized it just over a year ago, and since then everything has just made more sense for me. Life is just a lot easier, and I’m so much more happy with myself. :)
[Submitted by jerry520]