I’ve known I was bisexual pretty much ever since the first grade when I thought both a girl and a boy in my class were cute.
But it wasn’t until I was in my 30s I realized I was pansexual. All those years I described myself as “bisexual, but not just men and women. If I like a person, I don’t care what their genitalia or gender identity is. To me genitalia is just different types of toys to play with.”
I happened to be reading a blog a few years back and someone said that same thing, then described themselves as pansexual and a lightbulb went off in my head 😀