What it means to be pansexual

Story highlights

  • Pansexual refers to sexual attraction without specific labels
  • Scholars say the term appeals to a younger generation that dislikes labels

This story was originally published on CNN.com in 2015. It has been updated to reflect a more accurate definition of bisexuality and its relationship to pansexuality.

(CNN)The concept of pansexuality has been around since the days of Sigmund Freud, but it took a shout-out from Miley Cyrus to bring it back into vogue for the 21st century.

The word has been among Google's top search terms since the pop star