[Ads-l] sapiosexual

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 23 18:53:38 UTC 2019

What's weird about it? Especially considering that the AHD's first two
senses are pretty much confined to specialist fields of biology, while
sexual orientation/preference/etc. has become a fairly widespread topic of
interest and discussion.



<https://www.ahdictionary.com/application/resources/wavs/A0456600.wav> (ā-sĕ
*1. * Having no evident sex or sex organs; sexless.
*2. * Relating to, produced by, or involving reproduction that occurs
without the union of male and female gametes, as in binary fission or
*3. * Relating to or being a person who does not experience sexual
A person who does not experience sexual attraction.
*a·sex′u·ali·ty* (-ălĭ-tē)* n.*
*a·sexu·al·ly** adv.*
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition
copyright ©2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights

On Sun, Sep 22, 2019, 6:37 PM Stanton McCandlish <smccandlish at gmail.com>

> *...*
> The weird one to me is "asexual" to mean "not interested in sex", as if it
> didn't already have a well-established definition.

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