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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 04:09 PM

New word of the day:

sa·pi·o·sex·u·al
/ˌsāpēōˈsekSH(o͞o)əl/
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adjective
(of a person) finding intelligence sexually attractive or arousing.
"I met a PhD student from Germany who told me that he was sapiosexual"

noun
a person who finds intelligence sexually attractive or arousing.
"I'm a sapiosexual and I like to talk"


I LOVE it!!

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Reply New word of the day: (Original post)
LizBeth Jul 2021 OP
lisa58 Jul 2021 #1
LizBeth Jul 2021 #4
Blue Dawn Jul 2021 #2
LizBeth Jul 2021 #5
Blue_true Jul 2021 #10
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2021 #3
LizBeth Jul 2021 #6
Silent3 Jul 2021 #7
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2021 #11
Blue_true Jul 2021 #9
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2021 #12
Blue_true Jul 2021 #13
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2021 #14
Blue_true Jul 2021 #8

Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 04:42 PM

1. So this is me - with a side of funny...

Smart & Funny…what could be better?

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Response to lisa58 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 11:41 PM

4. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 04:46 PM

2. A word that describes me perfectly.

Friends and family do not understand my attraction to men who are smart but not necessarily physically attractive. I have always been turned on by brainy guys, the caveat being that they must also have a good sense of humor.

Repartee is the best foreplay in my opinion.

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Response to Blue Dawn (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 11:41 PM

5. Right.

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Response to Blue Dawn (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:22 AM

10. I don't know what to call myself, but I have always been turned on

by quietly confident, striving, ethical females. That was the case when I was a minor and is the case in adulthood

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 04:47 PM

3. People aren't sapiosexual. They're just classist.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 11:42 PM

6. hmmm

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 11:44 PM

7. You're saying is "classist" to be attracted to intelligence?

Gee, what are the fair and righteous things we're supposed to be attracted to instead?

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:44 AM

11. I'm saying that "sapiosexuals" are attracted to very specific kinds of "intelligence" which,

funny enough, correspond to their social markers.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:19 AM

9. Actually they aren't.

It could be a man who can only love a man or woman who knows everything about working on cars, or about a form of gardening. The attraction is intellectual, or artistic, or anything else where a person can become highly learned in, it doesn’t have to be classic book learning or have anything to do with economic or class standing.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:54 AM

12. Attraction is not orientation, and perceptions of intelligence depend on more than hobbies or

abilities. People have an innate attraction to someone who knows how to garden? Come on.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:15 PM

13. I happen to like hanging out with women that garden.

My experience is that both men and women who garden tend to be more analytical and aren’t disposed to hot button reaction.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:09 PM

14. As someone who gardens,

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:15 AM

8. A person who is sapiosexual is in part of the asexual spectrum.

There are also demisexual people in that spectrum (they need to make an emotional connection with a person before they will even consider having sex with that person). Governor Cuomo’s 23 year old daughter recently announced that she was bisexual and demisexual.

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