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Adjective: "attracted to intelligence or the human mind" [ edit ]
ME « 15th c.
2012, Ricardo F. Lo, " Sexy Talk with Mikey Bustos", The Philippine Star, 18 January 2012:
“Brains + Beauty, and brains first… I’m rather
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, Jean Marie Perez, Lake Hollow, unnumbered page:
"And that body is very tempting. Now I can see what you've been trying to hide. But, I'm starting to think you're a lesbian, which is something I'd be willing to compromise with."
I crossed my arms. "No, you got that wrong. I'm
sapiosexual, so a chance for you'd be doubtful."
2013, Sunayana Suresh, " Are women attracted to the ", sapiosexual men? The Times of India, 28 May 2013 (used in title only)
Noun: "a person attracted to intelligence or the human mind" [ edit ]
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ME « 15th c.
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).
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.
2013, Sunayana Suresh, " Are women attracted to the sapiosexual men?", The Times of India, 28 May 2013:
This year has seen women taking a fancy to the intellectual man — the
2014, Karen Mercury, Three Times a Lady, Siren Publsiihing (2014), ISBN 9781627413879, page 53:
"You seem very intelligent. I like that in a man. I'll bet Noel never told you I'm a
sapiosexual. That's how I self-identify."