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Miley Cyrus has come out as a pansexual. While people are shocked, Cyrus is very matter-of-fact about it. Many are struggling to understand the meaning of pansexuality. Cyrus feels liberated and has a mission in life. She wants to help people like herself.

Nothing that Miley Cyrus does really shocks people any more. Whether it’s her support for the LGBT community, her fashion sense or her famous “twerking,” people have learned to take everything that Cyrus does in stride. However, even by Cyrus’ standards, her latest admission that she is pansexual has shocked her fans, and people in the entertainment industry. Miley Cyrus coming out as a pansexual is the latest shocker from Cyrus herself. She has given her own explanation of what is pansexual, and admits that she does not agree with the current terminology. Now, people are asking “What is pansexual?” Don’t worry, we will tell you all we know about this kind of sexuality.

What Is Pansexuality?

To answer the question, “What is pansexuality?” we must first explain how the dictionary defines pansexual. Pansexuality is defined as the sexual attraction, romantic love or emotional attraction towards people, regardless of their sex or gender identity. Pansexual people are considered gender blind, for whom gender and sex are insignificant or irrelevant in deciding who they will be sexually attracted to. Pansexuality is also called omnisexuality. Pansexuality is derived from “pan”, the ancient Greek word for “all” or “every.” The word pansexual was first used in 1917, denoting that the sex instinct plays the primary part in all human activity, mental and physical. Psychologist, Sigmund Freud came up with this theory.

It’s Different from Bisexuality

Some people might confuse pansexuality with bisexuality, but the two are actually quite different. Bisexuality is the attraction of a person to both male and female genders. However, pansexuality is the attraction towards people who are male or female and also of alternative sexuality. This means that pansexuality is even more inclusive than bisexuality. It is a matter of hot debate among people, especially the bisexual community.

Feeling Different from the Start

Coming back to Cyrus, she has explained what her sexuality is in her own words. She says, “My whole life, I didn’t understand my own gender and my own sexuality. I always hated the word “bisexual,” because that’s even putting me in a box. I don’t ever think of someone being a boy or someone being a girl. Also, my nipple pasties and my s**t never seemed sexualized to me. My eyes started opening in the fifth or sixth grade. My first relationship in my life was with a chick. I grew up in a very religious Southern family.”

Understanding Her Own Sexuality

Cyrus says that despite her confusion and religious upbringing, she did not panic or freak out. She knew that eventually she would sort it out. She believes that the universe has given her the power and she will be okay. She says that though her parents did not understand her back then, she was confident that one day they would. Cyrus said that it was only after she met people who felt like her, that she understood her sexuality. Now, she feels neither straight nor gay because she is not. She understands her sexuality more and feels that it is unassigned.

Purpose in Life

Cyrus says that after feeling lost and confused for so long, she is finally understanding her sexuality. Though she is engaged to Liam Hemsworth, she does not see herself as a girl. Now, she feels strong and has a mission in life. She feels empowered and she feels she has new purpose. She wants to stand up for the LGBT community and help people express themselves, as well. She’s so happy being pro-lesbian and pro-gay and she’s letting the world know that it’s all right to be that way. She does not want to be known as a judgmental person.

What’s Next?

You have to hand it to Miley Cyrus. Every time you feel that she has come out with a shocker, she does something to top it. Now, her coming out as pansexual has raised the bar even higher. She’s become an amazing advocate for those who are worried about being different, so take a page from Miley Cyrus’ book and embrace it!