shoeandshoelace (shoeandshoelace) wrote in i_am_pansexual,


Hi all,

I came out as pansexual to my close friends two days ago. This is my story:

"By the way, I'm not completely straight. I'm pansexual."

That is exactly how it happened. I felt no need to be embarassed or beat around the bush so I got to the point. It made me laugh when I thought about it later. At this moment in time I have no plans of coming out to anyone else as: 1) a lot of people don't know what it is and 2) it's still considered wrong by the vast majority. Even though I am pansexual myself, I can see why other people find it weird. Bisexuality would be fine but, as soon as people hear that transsexuals, intersex etc. are involved in some way, it becomes weird.

One of the biggest things holding me back from publicly coming out is awkwardness. It's an awkward thing to admit as it's not often heard of. It's like casually telling people you've got a foot fetish, it's one of those things that people judge you on. It's not seen by many as a proper sexuality, more as a weird fetish/experiment. But, you know, that's the world.

I apologise for any spelling mistakes there may be. I'm writing on my iPod.


P.S. I posted this a few minutes ago but decided that using my real name was a bad idea.

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