Template talk:Sexual orientation
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Someone (another editor) should add Pansexual/Omnisexual to the Sexual orientation template and also. . .
Given the meaning of 'Pansexual', probably add, and find citation for, orientation not only to 'persons' as the article now states in its paragraph 1 but 'persons or things' as personhood is likely not a distinction made by some or most pansexuals.
After all, 'Asexual' is already included in this template.
You might also have to distinguish between generally Pansexual, meaning some people and/or things of any kind MIGHT attract a Pansexual, just as only some women are attractive to homosexual/lesbian women, not all, and Omnisexual which is really just the same word using Latin instead of Greek but is more likely to imply that EVERYTHING attracts an Omnisexual, probably still in varying degree, but possibly more than to a Pansexual in the series homo-, hetero-, a-.
So there's a possibility that the Pansexuality article might have a subsection making this distinction, or that Omnisexual needs to be broken out as a separate entry, and if so, would qualify for separate inclusion in this template, too.
I defer in both these recommended edits to those who are already editing this template and topic, and leave you colleagues to consider and implement these suggestions.
- Pansexuality is already listed, under "Non-binary categories". It looks like it was added on 30 September 2012 here. Trankuility (talk) 12:51, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
- Yes, pansexuality is already on the template. The reason that it is not listed on the template as a sexual orientation is because the vast majority of scholars do not see it as a sexual orientation, but rather, if they mention it all, as a sexual identity that indicates bisexuality. No authoritative sources on sexual orientation label pansexuality as a sexual orientation, and the vast majority of those sources don't even mention it. See Template talk:Sexual orientation/Archive 7#Shouldn't the other two sexualities be added back? and Template talk:Sexual orientation/Archive 8#Pansexuality and polysexuality, where this matter has been discussed extensively and that WP:Consensus is to not list it on the template as a sexual orientation. At this point in time, it is WP:Fringe to call pansexuality a sexual orientation. Also see the debate about pansexuality vs. bisexuality in the Pansexuality article, which clarifies things even further; some people see pansexuality as distinct from bisexuality; some people do not see it as distinct from bisexuality. This is also clear by the debates at Talk:Pansexuality; a WP:Permalink is here. This bisexuality vs. pansexuality argument is one of the biggest consistent issues I have dealt with at Wikipedia. As for why asexuality is listed as a sexual orientation, despite there being debate among scholars as to whether or not it is a sexual orientation, see Template talk:Sexual orientation/Archive 7#Zoosexuality and Template talk:Sexual orientation/Archive 7#Is there evidence that Asexuality is a sexual orientation? (my view of what a WP:Primary source means was somewhat faulty back then, though). WP:Consensus has been to leave it listed as a sexual orientation. Unlike with pansexuality, scholars are in a significant debate about whether or not to call asexuality a sexual orientation. With pansexuality, again, they usually don't mention it, or they define it as an aspect of bisexuality...either by calling it bisexuality or by directly calling it an aspect of bisexuality. Flyer22 (talk) 05:47, 19 August 2014 (UTC)