Are Nerdy Guys Your Type? You Probably Have THIS Sexual Preference

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Smarts > looks.

By Hilary White

Does discussing books turn you on a little bit (or, perhaps, a lot)? Do you prefer talking nerdy to talking dirty? If your partner hasn't read Ulysses, is that a dealbreaker?

Well, you may identify as sapiosexual.

In short, a person who is sapiosexual is sexually attracted to intelligence in others.

While intelligence is generally a natural and common factor in human attraction, the sapiosexual concept takes that attraction to a new level. It's not just a "bonus" in a potential partner — it's a requirement. It's not just "sexy" — it's the ultimate turn-on.

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As many have pointed out, however, sapiosexual isn't, by definition, an actual sexual orientation, which refers to sexual attraction based on gender. Rather, it's a (very strong) sexual preference that goes beyond just "being into" smart people.

Sapiosexual is a way people express their desire for, and attraction to, intelligent people. However, it's also a misrepresentation of the term sexual orientation (and maybe a fancy way of being pretentious without coming right out and saying it?). Take the buzzword with a grain of salt (a.k.a, it's not an actual orientation but rather a way to basically say, "if you're smart, let's f*ck)" — but, we get it.

Smart (whatever your definition of that may be) is indeed sexy.

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If you find yourself lusting after minds instead of bodies and philosophical debates are your favorite kind of foreplay, then you will relate to the sapiosexuals out there.

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And naturally, the internet has taken this concept, and run (rampant) with it.

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And there's even a song.

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This article was originally published at PopSugar. Reprinted with permission from the author.

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