(n.) A behavior of becoming attracted to or aroused by intelligence and its use.
Etymology and origins of the word
Sapiosexual is a recently constructed word (neologism) that has come into common usage, particularly on social networking sites where people are self-identifying as sapiosexual. It is a concatenation of the latin root sapio- from sapiens meaning wise or intelligent (itself derived from sapere which means to taste, or rather, to discern) and the latin root -sexualis as it pertains to sexual preferences.
Other derivatives of sapiosexual found online are sapiosexuality and sapiosexy.
I’m one who finds intelligence the most sexually attractive feature. I want an incisive, inquisitive, insightful, irreverent mind. I want someone for whom philosophical discussion is foreplay. I want someone who sometimes makes me go ouch due to their wit and evil sense of humor. I want someone that I can reach out and touch randomly.
I decided all that means that I am sapiosexual 😉
- Brains on the brain (wellcometrust.wordpress.com)
- My 49th Post: Happiness (majazblog.wordpress.com)
- How Reading Affects Your Brain (pamelasagedodson.com)
- John Tropea: 4. Where is intelligence in the brain? I don’t think intelligence is somewhere in the brain, in the same way that ‘athletic ability’ is not in some particular place in your body, and the top speed of a car isn’t somewhere in your car. Firstly (johntropea.tumblr.com)