Merriam-Webster’s has yet to acknowledge the neologism at all.
At the risk of sounding like a snob, don’t we all want to connect with someone at least as smart as us, someone who can .
Shara Sands, an associate professor and practicing psychologist in New York City.
“You’re either having sex with someone of this gender or that gender, but sex acts are sex acts.” It was at about this moment in the telephone conversation that I began to feel like my curiosity had gotten me in over my head.
The first time I’d ever seen the word “sapiosexual” was on Tinder.
It had become quite popular as a descriptor on many women’s profile pages—not quite as ubiquitous as the vaguely suggestive yoga pose photo or the guess-which-one-I-am group shot but common enough for me to notice and wonder if I was it.
Collins’ online dictionary offers a slightly more flexible definition of the word: “One who finds intelligence sexually attractive feature.” In this case, I suppose, the most strident and devoted boob man might insist on being excluded from the categorization.
But other than such a purist, who among us, given the chance to petition Santa for any romantic partner under the sun, isn’t a sapiosexual at heart?
Over five thousand OKCupid users list “sapiosexuality” among their interests.
Search the popular kink community website Fetlife, and you’ll find a half dozen groups with names like “Sapiosexual Vampires” and “Sapiosexuals of New England (a.k.a. ).”In parsing this trending term, I figured I first had to distinguish it from—or place it among—all the other Latin-based and clinical-sounding divisions along the sexuality spectrum. “There’s no such thing as a bisexual act,” said Dr.
When I pitched this column, it was with the intention of investigating and writing about how we write, chat, and post about relationships.
I hadn’t even completed researching my first installment on sapiosexuals and already I was running into trouble with the language.