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Is the erectile function of a sapiosexual male affected by engaging with an intelligent female partner?

  • Alsayed S Abdelaziz1,*,
  • Eman F AbdlFattah2
  • Mohab A Saad3

1Department of urology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, 7991164 Damietta, Egypt

2Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, 7120730 Zagazig, Egypt

3Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, 3753450 Cairo, Egypt

DOI: 10.22514/jomh.2024.096 Vol.20,Issue 6,June 2024 pp.92-98

Submitted: 25 December 2023 Accepted: 06 February 2024

Published: 30 June 2024

*Corresponding Author(s): Alsayed S Abdelaziz E-mail:


Intelligence plays a significant role in socio-sexual relationships, making it highly valued by individuals seeking intelligent partners for sexual satisfaction. We aimed to investigate the influence of a female partner’s intelligence on the sexual function of sapiosexual men with normal erectile function. This is a comparative study was conducted between October 2021 and December 2023 to collect data from 79 sapiosexual participants who met the following inclusion criteria: sapiosexual males aged between 30 and 50, in a committed relationship with a single partner for over five years, and had a history of normal sexual activity. The assessment involved history-taking, general and genital examinations, the International Index of Erectile Function, the Sapiosexuality Questionnaire, and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV). The patients were categorized based on their female partner’s intelligence into two groups: Group A comprised 38 sapiosexual men with highly intelligent female partners, and Group B included 41 sapiosexual men with partners of lower intelligence. Group A had significantly higher mean International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) global score and Erectile Function scores than Group B. Also, primary orgasmic scores were slightly higher in Group A than in Group B, while sexual desire scores were comparable between both groups. Intercourse and overall satisfaction scores were significantly higher in Group A than in Group B. In addition, all aspects of sexual function, except sexual desire, were statistically significantly higher in Group A compared to Group B. In this regard, sapiosexual males engaged in sexual relationships with highly intelligent female partners exhibited significantly improved sexual function compared to those engaged with less intelligent female partners.


Sexual function; Sapiosexual; Intelligence

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Alsayed S Abdelaziz,Eman F AbdlFattah,Mohab A Saad. Is the erectile function of a sapiosexual male affected by engaging with an intelligent female partner?. Journal of Men's Health. 2024. 20(6);92-98.


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