The Theory of Pansexuality (including all modes of sexuality existing in humans prevailing permanently or occasionally), originated from the observation of the natural world and is a term internationally recognised by sexologists. The theory aims to challenge existing prejudices which can cause discrimination, marginalisation and serious disorders within society. People may be born with or may develop specific sexual tendencies which, if not socially damaging, should not be repressed.

Our sexuality, like our feelings, can be directed in varying amounts and manners towards people of all sexual persuasions, ages, appearances, towards animals, inanimate objects or ourselves; even towards the living, dead and the imaginary. Where sex is considered sinful it may create internal conflict and sexual phobias. As all tendencies emerge from nature we cannot therefore avoid being a part of it. If a sexual tendency manifests itself then surely the resulting urges and responses are a natural and subconscious process. History and anthropology inform us there are many ways to exist sexually and the rich spontaneous choices emerging from such pansexuality could eradicate many neuroses. Pointless guilt complexes or shame responses would disappear with an increased open mindedness. Furthermore, eradicating the anxiety of having committed a sin would make life more bearable and comfortable.

In conclusion, the theory of pansexuality assists us in comprehending the many sexual possibilities existing within us, to accept and live with them whilst employing intelligence, responsibility and a natural joy.

Peter Boom

Published by the European Federation of Sexology (Congress - Rome, April 13 - 17, 2008)