pansexualism

noun
pan·​sex·​u·​al·​ism | \ -ˈseksh-(ə-)wə-ˌliz-əm How to pronounce pansexualism (audio) \
variants: or pansexuality \ -​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwal-​ət-​ē How to pronounce pansexuality (audio) \
plural pansexualisms or pansexualities

Medical Definition of pansexualism

1 : the suffusion of all experience and conduct with erotic feeling
2 : the view according to psychoanalytic theory that all desire and interest are derived from the sex instinct the reproach of pansexualism which has so often been levelled against psychoanalysisPsychiatry

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