Technosexuality is a word used to mean two things:

  1. Having a strong love of gadgets. This is a joining of the two words "technophile" and "metrosexuality". It was first used by Ricky Montalvo[1] to describe someone who was in love with himself and his urban lifestyle, as well as gadgets such as mobile phones, PDAs, computers, software, and the web."[2]
  2. A different word for robosexuality. This meaning of technosexuality is a join of "technophile" and "sexual".[3]

Sometimes "technosexual" is used as an insult, implying that someone would prefer a sex toy to an actual sexual partner.

The Calvin Klein company trademarked the term technosexual in 2005.[4]

Technosexualism has been featured in such films as “The Terminator” in 1984 creating an entire fandom of Arnold Schwarzenegger Techonosexuals dubbed “Termi-sexuals” - These individuals report being “Erotically Aroused” when seeing the “Cyborg Assassin” at work. [5]



'i-wear' (or 'e-wear') is intelligent clothing that joins fashion with technology. i-wear was born out of the collaboration between European fashion designers and computer technicians. i-wear is a step made towards technologizing a person's fashion, and in this sense, a person can be more as a part of technosexuality.


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  2. "Word Spy contributors" (2004) Technosexual Archived 2014-07-17 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Scott, Lisa (2007). "Metrosexual: Let's mech love". Archived from the original on 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2007-02-10. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. Wilson, Eric (2007). "How to Bottle a Generation". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-03-08.
  5. "Look what you have begun // terminator x y/n - 1. Home - Wattpad". Retrieved 2024-03-24.