Nymphomania

Are you concerned that you are or maybe a nymphomaniac?…… you  may be male or you may be female.

Are you looking this up because you feel that you have an insatiable desirefor sex. Because you think about it all the time.
Yes, I can help you …if that is your concern.
And let me tell you by the way what ‘nymphomaniac’ actually means and what the equivalent for males is
A nympho – a woman who loves sex, and wants to have it all the time?The word comes from Greek mythology: nymphs are  beautiful nature spirits who were the lovers of gods and heroes, and sometimes cavorted with satyrs, half man half goats who drink, make wine, play flutes, dance, gather grapes, and make love with nymphs . These behaviours were associated with the ancient mystery cults of Dionysis  – associated with orgiastic sexual rites. I like to think that this cult was more associated with the concept that sex was more sacred than profane, and that uninhibited sexuality was something to be celebrated.

These terms are considered outdates now, although as a high sex drive in women was considered pathological in the Victorian era, nymphomania was treated aggressively with cold baths, leeches, caustics, genital massage and even clitoridectomy.
These days the new terms are hypersexuality, sex addiction, compulsive sexual behaviour, or Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (akin to priapism in men – where erections persist).

What makes a really high sex drive a problem in these cases is if sex is experienced as an insatiable need, often detached from emotional intimacy, and is unsatisfying despite frequent orgasms.If you have a mood disorder like bipolar, an uninhibited sexuality can be part of your pattern.
If you think you’re a nymphomaniac, are you someone who has a sex addiction – where you rarely feel satiated with sex – or just someone who loves sex, and enjoys repeating the experience?
If you have a sex addiction, you may want to take a look at my pages on porn addiction, since some of the core issues are the same…
Many times however, being called a ‘nympho’ is a sign that societies double standard still operates – that it’s fine for men to have multiple relationships, or masturbate over porn every day, while sexual women can seem challenging – as they’re not so easy to satisfy.
Women’s capacity for sexual pleasure can seem daunting to men, with their capacity for multiple orgasms and female ejaculation – when with an experienced lover who is happy to explore female sexuality together.
Some people wonder if their sex drive is too strong, but if you thinkabout it, there is always one person in a relationship whose sex drive appears to be higher than their partner. So, often, one partner will accuse the other of having a sex drive which is either too high, or too low.
If you’re someone who enjoys sex more than your partner, I advise you to celebrate it, and learn how to use your sexual vitality to nourish your life, enabling you to feel more confident, creative, happier and with a sense of your own personal power.

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