I was recently chatting with a friend and was shocked to learn that this friend has a sex addicition. The first time i’d ever heard of someone allegedly having a real sex addiction was Tiger Woods. I never really considered or believed that sex addiction was a real thing. However, it is real and from what i’ve researched, it seems to stem from past sexual abuse or other mental illnesses. The clinical term for this is
Hypersexuality isn’t the same as an average guy or woman who really enjoy sex. Sometimes the addiction comes with negative conseqences and affect one’s everyday life, as well as relationships.
Nymphomania versus Satyriasis
Nymphomaniacs = Hypersexual Woman
Satyriasis = Hypersexual Man
Some causes may be childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, as well as mental illness such as Bipolar Disorder.
For those with Bipolar Disorder, it’s a little more complex than just a sexual addiction. Check out the video below for more detail:
Those with Borderline Personality Personality (BPD) may also suffer from hypersexuality. You can read more about BPD, by reading my past blog post about this: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Do you or someone you know suffer from hypersexuality?