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Top definition. Sapiosexual sspiosexual. One who sapiosexual the content's of someone else's mind to be their most attractive attribute, sapiosexual and before their physical characteristics.
From the Latin root "sapien", meaning wise. The sapiksexual is now becoming mainstream with dating apps such as OkCupid and Sapio giving users the ability to define their swpiosexual orientations as "Sapiosexual. Someone who makes me reconsider my long-held beliefs and challenges my mind is a person I can easily fall for. There is no doubt that I'm a sapiosexual. Challenge Video. Something you put on your dating profile if you want to be pretentious.
I'm so intelligent that my sexual kink is attraction to Mensa members. I'm a sapiosexual! One who finds intelligence the most sexually attractive feature. I want someone for whom philosophical discussion is foreplay.
I want someone sapiosexual sometimes makes me go ouch due to their wit and evil sense of humor. I want someone sapkosexual I can reach out and touch randomly. I want someone I can cuddle with. I decided all that means that I am sapiosexual. Ister May 26, A shibboleth used by poseurs attracted to the appearance of intelligence rather than actual sapiosexual.
I totally identify as a sapiosexual so I find that guy with the bowler hat and handlebar mustache banging out his screenplay at the coffee shop sapiosexual his Royal typewriter while sipping his no-foam, decaf, soy latte sapiosexkal stroking his monkey totally hot. No, seriously. He must be smart. Sapiosexuals claim to sapiosexual sexually attracted to their definition of intelligence. It's a new sapiosexual that usually means you're attracted to someone who is able to explain things like scientific theories or philosophy or write eapiosexual.
It's basically whatever their specific idea of intelligence is. This is more accurately labeled as a preference since sexual orientation refers only to the genders that you are attracted to.
It does not include a concept like intelligence, which can't be clearly defined for every person. It means to be sexually attracted to intelligence above other qualities. In reality it's just a pretentious attempt at making yourself sound intellectual. Normal Person: Hey that sapiosexjal is cute! I'm gonna go talk to her. Douchebag: Oh, her? I struggle to find her attractive because she is substantially less educated than I am.
I'm not saying I'm too good for her, its just a fact: I'm sapiosexual. Sapiosexual another way pseudo-intellectuals try to distinguish themselves from society. Guy 1: It was once said that a game of chess can be more satisfying than sex, 'tis the life of a sapiosexual I suppose. Guy 2: dude, stop sitting with us.
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When OkCupid expanded the available gender and orientation options, we realized there was sapiosexual larger conversation taking place.
Here are descriptions from those who claim these words for themselves. Genders 22 Orientations Agender is an identity under the nonbinary and transgender umbrellas.
Agender individuals find that they have no gender identity, although some define this more as having a gender identity that is neutral. Agender is a term that refers to people who feel they don't align with a gender, have a distinct lack of gender, or even a neutral gender. I am agender because I do not identify as being any specific gender.
I am not an 'it' and I am not 'broken,' just neutral in the gender game! Even though I may choose to dress traditionally 'masculine' one day and 'feminine' the next, it does not determine my gender. Gender roles and the concept of heteronormativity is outdated and harmful to non binary people.
Having the characteristics or nature of both male and female. Androgynous, I equate with androgyne, which is my gender. It's a mix of masculine and feminine qualities that stands alone as its own gender. If genders were colors, it would be purple. Most people listen to my explanations and say, "Oh, so you're just a tomboy. And, most importantly, this is all by my own definition, not anyone else's.
I was born and identify as a woman, but I am more more masculine in my presentation. Androgynous: My gender expression is between male and female. Bigender is a gender identity that falls under the non-binary umbrella. To identify as bigender generally means you identify as two genders. You could identify as both at the same time. You can go back and forth between two genders.
Bigender: I identify as both male and female. Gender is fluid. It isn't set in stone. I'm not sure who I am. Please don't make assumptions. Mason Michigan Demisexual Pansexual Bigender. Cisgender and cissexual often abbreviated to simply cis describe related types of gender identity where individuals' experiences of their own gender match the sex they were assigned at birth.
Cis Man: I was assigned the male gender at birth, I am comfortable with this. Cis Woman: a person whose gender matches the female gender they were assigned at birth. I am fortunate to feel happy with the gender I was assigned at birth. I was born female-sexed and feeling internally like a female too. I don't always dress or act like the typical feminine ideal. I think "masculine" and "feminine" as rigid concepts are outdated, but I also understand wanting to feel more femme, butch, androgyne, etc.
I am comfortable with the gender assigned to me at birth—woman—but I recognize gender as culturally determined and dependent, and I swing back and forth between a masculine and a feminine personal expression.
Cis woman - a person who is born with the biological characteristics that are attributed to women ex: chromosomes XX, vagina, sapiosexual, ovaries, etc.
Gender fluidity conveys a wider, more flexible range of gender expression, with interests and behaviors that may even change from day to day. Gender fluid people do not feel confined by restrictive boundaries of stereotypical expectations of women and men. For some people, gender fluidity extends beyond behavior and interests, and actually serves to specifically define their gender identity. In other words, a person may feel they are more female on some days and more male on others, or possibly feel that neither term describes them accurately.
Their identity sapiosexual seen as being gender fluid. Not fitting into the gender binary, and not preferring any gender, nonbinary or not, when looking for a partner. I wish people would get that gender fluid is a real thing, and that sometimes sapiosexual fits, sometimes nothing fits.
Bren West Virginia Genderfluid Pansexual. I find identity to be quite fluid, so the terms meanings shift over time. Genderfluid: when I wake up in the sapiosexual, sometimes I feel more masculine, sometimes more feminine. I try to dress and act accordingly. A person whose gender identity is neither man nor woman, is between or beyond genders, or is some combination of genders. This identity is usually related to or in reaction to the social construction of gender, gender stereotypes and the gender binary system.
Some genderequeer people identify under the transgender umbrella while others do not. For me personally, it means that I do not consider gender a prominent, indispensable part of me; I think of it as secondary.
I do not have a wish to change my biological sex of female but I do not feel like "woman" or "man", for that matter fit me wholly. I recognize I might act in feminine ways more often because of my socialization. I may also act in masculine or non-gendered ways naturally and without qualms. I learned this at a young age and it was only recently that I realized what had happened.
I am most comfortable having my gender confused. I realize this is horrible and traumatic to transfolk, and I probably should correct them. I respond to any pronoun. They all feel correct.
Biologically, I never felt like a woman- though I have large breasts, I do not see my body as feminine, if not more masculine or in between. I have more hair than the average female for example. I've always kept my hair short. Hobbies of mine are very masculine, and even the feminine ones sewing, knitted are masculine in result. I have no wish to be a man, but I always feel in between. I accept my body, but resent "girliness" nor feel a connection to the typical woman experience.
Genderqueer fits me best, though I will dress feminine from time to time. I mostly sapiosexual and dress like a young man. Genderqueer means that I don't always feel like I have the same gender.
Mel Demisexual Queer Genderqueer Transmasculine. Genderqueer: synonymous with my usage of queer. Queer: connotes both sapiosexual non-binary gender identity, and potential attraction to people regardless of their position on the gender spectrum. This is important too, because how I am perceived as a lover matters e. Behavior or gender expression by an individual that does not match masculine and feminine gender norms.
Gender non-conforming: broad term for everybody that transgresses gender norms regularly including cross-dressers, androgynes, trans folk, third genders, etc. Just cause I've got a beard and a square frame, doesn't mean I'm just another guy.
My gender identifiers fit based on the definitions of the words - My sex is female, I am a woman; I am not feminine, I dress in mens clothing exclusively, and present a masculine or confusing, andro appearance. One might also consider me fluid, because I don't actively avoid behaviors considered feminine.
I merely look how I look attractive to me, and act however I am comfortable. That gender is completely arbitrary; that you can have the body you have, love it, or sapiosexual it if you need sapiosexual, present it however you want, and act like the person you want to be.
The rules sapiosexual made up. Nothing's stopping us but shame. As long as we're only trying to fit in with ourselves, we all win. I'd like the world to be genderless but i allow for concessions to be made to the status quo by allowing the world to identify me as female to simplify. Categories just make things more confusing. I like it when people are aloud to think about what their authentic selves are and then to be able to enact that without censorship.
My issue is that i feel gender-nonconforming, which to me means the same as genderqueer: i am female but do not feel like a woman.
A binary division may largely be possible biologically, but socially when i'm with people i just don't care if they're male or female or gay or straight etc; and least of all do i feel like a woman, or worse, one of "the girls". People are just people to me; i like to be treated, and treat others, as merely human. All the sapiosexual talk of 'men' v 'women' tires me enormously and just distracts us from so many much more useful topics of conversation.
I do, however, sometimes find myself dividing up humanity myself; and i put this down to the going genderclimate around me. The Hijras--men who dress and act like women--have been a presence in India for generations. Within South Asian society they maintain a third-gender role that has become institutionalized through tradition.
Hijras are often defined as eunuchs castrated males and acknowledged both in Hindu and Muslim cultures. For example, a person might be born appearing to be female on the outside, but having mostly male-typical anatomy on the inside. Or a person may be born with genitals that seem to be in-between the usual male and female types—for example, a girl may be born with a noticeably large clitoris, or lacking a vaginal opening, or a boy may be born with a notably small penis, or with a scrotum that is divided so that it has formed more like labia.
Or a person may be born with mosaic genetics, so that some of her cells have XX chromosomes and some of them have XY. An sapiosexual male human being. Being a man is something that simply fits, something I do not have to think about, that I do not have to prove, I do not have done anything for.
The term is also increasingly common on popular dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble. Natasha Sharma, a Toronto-based relationship expert. But the adoption of a special term for that attraction is no surprise considering the cultural inclination to describe our desires in specific terms, especially when it comes to online dating, she says.
Making your interest in intelligence known to potential dates by identifying as a sapiosexual could be a useful way to counteract the often superficial nature of online dating, Sharma says. Intelligence and curiosity are so important to Van Dusen that she is immediately interested in anyone who describes themselves as sapiosexual in their online dating profile.
But calling yourself a sapiosexual can also be a way to make potential dates quickly lose interest. Why do you have to label what is a basic human instinct? Nadeau has been single since her common-law marriage ended three years ago. She frequently sees the term on Bumble, and has had men tell her they are sapiosexuals during dates. It just makes me bristle. Live your best. Sign up today. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.
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Read our community guidelines here. Customer help. Contact us. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy summarizes this idea neatly:. Individuals internalize the norms laid down by the sciences of sexuality and monitor themselves in an effort to conform to these norms. The new terms for sexual orientations similarly infiltrate the political discourse on sexuality, and individuals then define themselves accordingly.
William Wilkerson, a philosophy professor at the University of Alabama-Huntsville who focuses on gender studies, says this is the distinctive feature of sexual identities today. In the past, he points out, there were plenty of different sexual interests, but these were presented as desires rather than intrinsic identities. The identities that originated in earlier decades—such as bears, leather daddies, and femme and butch women—are deeply influenced by lifestyle and appearance.
Contemporary identities, such as gynosexual or pansexual, suggest nothing about appearance or lifestyle, but are entirely defined by intrinsic sexual desire. You absolutely love anything that expands your mind, and you crave opportunities that provide you the ability to learn and grow. You seek out people who you find smarter, because you would like to learn from them. If someone you care for does not share this intellectual thirst with you, you find yourself losing interest quickly.
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Full Disclaimer. Kathleen Van Dusen recently sapiosexual out with a man she met on a dating app. As they sat at the bar the man asked her what her plan in life was. There would be no second date. Many wondered: is sapiosexuality real, or simply a pretentious buzzword that describes a preference so common it hardly needs its own term? Many sapiosexuals acknowledge the term can come off elitist, but in the often superficial world of online dating, they say, identifying as such helps them foreground their interests to potential partners.
Sex researchers point out there is a difference between a sexual preference and a sexual orientation. There is almost no academic research on sapiosexuality, says Dr.
But, she says, there are plenty of sapiosexual that show most people value intelligence in romantic partners. There is now even a dating app exclusively for sapiosexuals, called Sapio, that launched in The term is also increasingly common on popular dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble.
Natasha Sharma, a Toronto-based relationship expert. But the adoption of a special term for that attraction is no surprise considering the cultural inclination to describe our desires in specific terms, especially sapiosexual it comes to online dating, she says.
Making your interest in sapiosexual known to potential dates by identifying as a sapiosexual could be a useful way to counteract the often superficial nature of online dating, Sharma says.
Intelligence and curiosity are so important to Van Dusen that she is immediately interested in anyone who describes themselves as sapiosexual in their online dating profile. But calling yourself a sapiosexual can also be a way to make potential dates quickly lose interest. Why do you have to label what is sapiosexual basic human instinct?
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sapiosexual (comparative more sapiosexual, superlative most sapiosexual). Sexually attracted to intellectual or mental qualities, rather than to the physical body. The term is now becoming mainstream with dating apps such as OkCupid and Sapio giving users the ability to define their sexual orientations as "Sapiosexual.".
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