Comparing Pansexual- and Bisexual-Identified Participants on Demographics, Psychological Well-Being, and Political Ideology in a New Zealand National Sample

  title={Comparing Pansexual- and Bisexual-Identified Participants on Demographics, Psychological Well-Being, and Political Ideology in a New Zealand National Sample},
  author={Lara M. Greaves and Chris G. Sibley and Gloria Fraser and Fiona Kate Barlow},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={1083 - 1090}
Pansexuality, characterized by attraction to people regardless of their gender, is an emerging sexual identity. Research has started to explore the differences between those who identify as pansexual and those who identify as bisexual, typically defined as being attracted to both men and women. This article extends past research by testing for differences between those who identify as pansexual (n = 52) and bisexual (n = 497) in a nationally representative sample. We used the New Zealand… 

It’s Like Bisexuality, but It Isn’t: Pansexual and Panromantic People’s Understandings of Their Identities and Experiences of Becoming Educated about Gender and Sexuality

Abstract In this paper, we report on our survey research which sought to explore how pansexual and panromantic people experience and understand their identities. Eighty participants, mainly in the

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Sexual Identities and Racial Attitudes among Black, Latinx, and White Individuals

  • E. Swank
  • Psychology, Sociology
    Journal of Bisexuality
  • 2019
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