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  • n. A person sexually attracted to intelligence or the human mind.


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From Latin sapiens ("wise, judicious") + sexual.



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  • i'm aroused. sex

    January 25, 2011

  • If it weren't for my need for attractive visual stimuli, I'd probably be much more sapiosexual.

    January 25, 2011

  • 'While Suzanne holds the mirror

    And you want to travel with her

    And you want to travel blind

    And you know that you can trust her

    For she's touched your perfect body with her mind.'

    From 'Suzanne' by Leonard Cohen.

    April 13, 2008

  • What I don't love in this word is the dissonance* with all the other -sexual terms, that have Greek etymology. So, a true sapiosexual, being attracted by intelligence, should define him/herself noosexual.

    *Er... could I use this word in this context? (*sigh, foreignness*)

    April 13, 2008

  • (n) A sapiosexual person.

    (adj) A form of sexual orientation characterized by a strong attraction to intelligence in others, often regardless of gender and/or conventional attractiveness.

    "I am sapiosexual. I think geeks and nerds are sexy--I often want to rub my clit against their minds." -Kayar Silkenvoice

    April 13, 2008