See more » Love and Lust
I enjoy sexual nonce words. This afternoon I made the acquaintance of sapiosexuality.
Sapiosexuals find bright people erotically compelling. Can you imagine a more laudable sexual orientation? Being a smart man I have a vested interest in seeing such idealism realized. I fear sapiosexuals will remain a slender minority.
And there's that weary old question of what do you mean by intelligence. Do you mean someone wise, though that is an equally vague word? The most foolish might equate intelligence with the ability to make right decisions (which for me is the defining quality of wisdom). Or the ability to manipulate words or other symbols (example: mathematicians) dazzlingly? Which could mean a gifted propagandist or advertising copywriter but I was think more of Nabokov.
And there's intuition. A kind of intelligence that lets us perceive and reason though invisible mechanisms. Which leads us to talent.
There's nothing I respect more than intellectual intelligence. But I'm more captivated by someone who can create beauty or even the merely pretty. I think talent is sexier than intelligence. I'd rather be charmed by someone.
Somewhere up the ladder talent takes a quantum leap into genius but I'm not fool enough to try to right about the latter.
Back to sapiosexuality. To my own harm I've always been attracted to giddyheads. There's something about a nattering silly guy that sweeps me out of reason. With women though I can't think of anything I admire more than intelligent eyes. It is a quality that always consciously registered when I notice it in a woman.
If I find myself back in the meet and meat market I hope I'll cultivate a more sapiosexual orientation, be less prey to my childish weaknesses.
Also (the most linked to page on my site): Metrosexual, Pansexual, Bisexual, Omnisexual?.