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Pansexuality: Finally winning the argument

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 15, 2012, 7:15 PM

We talked about sexuality and gender in sociology today. By now, MOST of the overtly sensitive right wings have cleared out, so there were mature people (Mostly) in the class.


I asked the professor's opinion on pansexuality vs bisexuality, because it is an argument I have all the time with people. Class mate interjects with "They're the same."


Before I could counter, my professor says this: (paraphrasing; I wish I'd recorded this)



"Pansexuality is different from bisexuality in that it is not technically a sexuality, but is forced to be considered as a sexual orientation because of social filters. Pansexuals look for something other than the biological. They look for the mental connection. They connect with a person for who they are first, and gender, sex and any other relations fall to wayside, as they are not important as the 'Mental mate.' Creatures that mate for life take partners for safety, survival, a bond. Those who are gender/sex blind are looking for that bond, but not through biological means, but through mental and emotional means. That is what separates them from bisexuals."



I love my professor.



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Dragonwyrd316 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your professor couldn't have said it better. Being someone who is of that 'sexuality', it bugs me when people try and tell me that I'm not pansexual, I'm bisexual.
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WeirdoQueen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
this makes me so happy.
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sprackraptor Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... that puts it so clearly and perfectly. Yep, that's the box I'm in. Thank you very much for sharing this! (if you posted it on Tumblr I missed it because DERPESSION--let me know if you did and I'll dig through your feed until I find it, so I can fave and reblog it!)
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ChristineFury Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did post it on tumblr- [link]

<333
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Neria-Mahariel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<3

That Professor is smart.

Maybe because he's a professor... XD

I'll shut up now~
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ChristineFury Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's rare to find a liberal professor here in AL, but I guess you have to be liberal to teach Sociology with an open mind. <3
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Neria-Mahariel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. <3 I like it when people are actually tolerant, and not; "OMFG, UR GAY GO DIE."

People like that make me want to tear my eyes out. >.>
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Embeh Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Touché, Professor.
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ChristineFury Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed! <3 I love that man.
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