Adjective: "attracted to intelligence or the human mind" Edit
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2012 — Ricardo F. Lo, " Sexy Talk with Mikey Bustos", The Philippine Star, 18 January 2012:
“Brains + Beauty, and brains first… I’m rather
Noun: "a person attracted to intelligence or the human mind" Edit
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ME « 15th c.
2003 — 14 May, Lev Lafayette, “ Re: Show and Tell: May 2003”, , aus.culture.gothic Usenet:
> Sexual preference: Sapiosexual. Preference is for Epicurean athletic types.
2005 — 20 October, CatDeville [username], “ Re: Struggling with the details”, , alt.polyamory Usenet:
You see, for a true geek there's often little difference, because when you engage our brains, which are connected to our genitals, it often turns on our lust response (we're quite often sapiosexuals - people who lust after intellect first), but it's the *brain* you aim for, the intellect, to turn us on, not our genitals.
2008 — Mohua Das & Malini Banerjee, " Virtual Vanities", The Telegraph (Calcutta), 17 August 2008:
So a self-confessed culture vulture is a member of communities on authors, sudoku, films, chocolates and sapiosexuality (
sapiosexuals are people who are apparently turned on by intelligence).
2009 — 20 March, Stef, “ Re: poly newb”, , alt.polyamory Usenet:
I am *such* a sapiosexual.
2012 — Cara C. MacInnis & Gordon Hodson, " Intergroup bias toward 'Group X': Evidence of prejudice, dehumanization, avoidance, and discrimination against asexuals", Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 24 April 2012:
In Study 2 we tapped attitudes toward a largely unknown sexual orientation group,
(those sexually attracted to the human mind). sapiosexuals
[… ] Participants indicated their familiarity with heterosexuals, homosexuals, bisexuals, asexuals, and
sapiosexuals [… ]
2012 — Carolina Montejo, " Sapiosexuality: The intelligent foreplay", Vangardist, May 2012, page 126:
So, what attracts you? What turns you on? You decide on abstract thought, clever humour and insight. You're a
2012 — 4 June, The Welsh Windbag, “ Re: Good Morning all!”, , alt.sixtyplus Usenet:
Hey, I'm one of those too. I'm a cunctating sapiosexual. It doesn't exactly roll off the tongue does it? But it probably explains why Leslie Winkle is my favourite character in BBT
2012 — 6 June, Gordon H, “ Re: Attention...Lyndon”, , alt.sixtyplus Usenet:
I only make an exception for Joan because I'm a sapiosexual, and she used to have fabulous legs and drive race cars. Last modified on 27 October 2012, at 01:28