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sapiosexual

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sapiens (wise, judicious) + sexual.

AdjectiveEdit

sapiosexual (comparative more sapiosexual, superlative most sapiosexual)

  1. Attracted to intelligence or the human mind.
    • 2012, Ricardo F. Lo, "Sexy Talk with Mikey Bustos", The Philippine Star, 18 January 2012:
      “Brains + Beauty, and brains first… I’m rather sapiosexual.”
    • 2012, Carolina Montejo, "Sapiosexuality: The intelligent foreplay", Vangardist, May 2012, page 128:
      Now, I know that the subject here is sexual arousal, but since I've already mentioned Plato and he is so relevant to the subject of Eros – and was probably sapiosexual himself — I think it's worth stepping briefly into the realm of philosophy.
    • 2013, Sunayana Suresh, "Are women attracted to the sapiosexual men?", The Times of India, 28 May 2013 (used in title only)

NounEdit

sapiosexual (plural sapiosexuals)

  1. A person sexually attracted to intelligence or the human mind.
    • 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.
    • 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, sapiosexuals (those sexually attracted to the human mind).
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      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 sapiosexual.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.