Sapiosexually Yours

Sexuality and the City

Sapiosexually Yours

Illustration: Mudit Ganguly

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apiosexual is a very erotic sounding term, that I’ve heard two of my friends use recently, to describe their orientation. On the face, it sounds like a lesbian branch in erotology. Many tongues, fingers, and moans appear between the words sapio and sexual. Then I Google it, to discover that it’s a term for people who find intelligence the most sexually appealing feature in their partners.

I think hard about this, as I idly wander through the web, avoiding what I’m actually here for… work! I have to write the screenplay of a saas-bahu drama right this minute, as they are shooting some scenes in the next few hours. The creative head and the production people are having babies, heart attacks, and snorting coke simultaneously. I receive yet another text that reminds me of a howler from Harry Potter: “What time are you sending the episode?” I idly change tabs, not giving a fuck. The episode will be shot, no worries people. I will send it just in time for the channel people to royally fuck each word – systematically cut lines ruthlessly, write in bold and red – ideas that they need to wank off from their peanut-sized brains onto my draft as “feedback”. It’s no wonder then that I begin to think about getting off on intelligence. It seems like a rarer find than a TV wife with a non-adulterous husband.

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