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Sapiosexuality explained in a study

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  • How people find intelligent people ‘arousing’

If you do find intelligence attractive (and secretly gets turned on by it), you are absolutely normal! Continue reading to know why and how!

If you do find intelligence attractive (and secretly gets turned on by it), you are absolutely normal! Continue reading to know why and how!

Sapiosexuality explained

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A new Psychology research published in the scientific online journal found out that a minority of people actually desire (if you know what I mean) for an intelligent partner.

“The word sapiosexual had been used in popular culture, but had not yet been investigated scientifically. Consequently, I wondered whether sapiosexuality could be measured with a conventional psychometric scale and how many self-described sapiosexuals there might be in the population,” Gilles Gignac, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia, shared.

The researchers surveyed 383 adults as to what traits they are looking for in a romantic partner and ‘ how attracted they were to people of varying intelligence levels’.

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Shockingly, ‘intelligent’ falls down to second place. However, the study measured how sapiosexuals get turned on by intelligence. They found out that some find it arousing when “listening to someone speak very intelligently”.

Some even admitted that it would excite them sexually if they engage in an ‘intellectually stimulating conversation with a potential partner’.

Other parts of their conclusion include, “We found that sapiosexuality can be measured psychometrically and that between 1% and 8% of relatively young people (18 to 35) may be sapiosexuals. However, interestingly, how intelligent a person is (measured with an actual IQ test) does not appear to predict the degree to which people identify themselves as a sapiosexual,” Gignac explained.

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