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Pansexuality is a sexual-identity term that allows for the inclusion of attraction, fantasy, sexual activities, and desires that extend to people across the gender spectrum. It also includes people who participate in non-normative sexual behavior. This includes practices including heterosexual pegging (anal penetration of a man by a woman) and all aspects of the leather/bondage, dominance/submission, sadism (BDSM)/kink communities. Although not included in the traditional LGBTQ acronym, pansexuality is a sexual-identity term that is vital for the study of sexual identities and concepts of sexuality.

Pansexuality moves beyond the binary structures of gender and sexuality that can be implied by the term bisexual (if the bi- in bisexual is taken to mean attraction to “both” genders). Pansexuality is an attempt to create an identity term for ...

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