25, August, 2007 Leave a comment
Today, as I was flipping through the pages of a local community magazine, a word in the headlines of an article caught my attention and made me take a double look. What was the word? It’s “technosexual”.
Sure, we have all heard of homosexuals and metrosexuals but technosexuals? According to the magazine, a technosexual is someone who spends the entire day in front of the computer. Not surprisingly, it comes with some negative connotations such as being socially withdrawn and isolationist.
My curiosity piqued, I decided to check to see if the term is used by others, or was it coined by the writer of the article. To my surprise, it was defined in Wikipedia as a word used to “desscribe an individual in one of two ways:
- A person (usually a male) with a strong aesthetic sense and a love of gadgets. In this sense, it combines “technophile” and “metrosexual“, which was first promoted by creative professional Ricky Montalvoa.
- A person with a sexual attraction to machinery. Occasionally, this term is used as an insult, implying in a derogatory way that a person would prefer a sex toy to an actual sexual partner.“
According to another site, WordSpy, ” technosexual is not simply in touch with his feminine side but is connected to it on multiple platforms. He likes gadgets that have lots of gigabytes but are still small enough to fit in his pocket.” —Eric Edwards
So, there you have it – the era of the technosexuals has arrived!
Sounds scary, doesn’t it?