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nymphomania

 [nim″fo-ma´ne-ah]
a former term for excessive sexual desire in a woman, which may lead to promiscuous sexual behavior; a form of paraphilia that is usually the result of a psychologic inability to achieve sexual satisfaction. Since the condition originates in emotional rather than physical disturbance, it is the underlying emotional problem that should be treated.

nym·pho·ma·ni·a

(nim'fō-mā'nē-ă),
An insatiable impulse to engage in sexual behavior in a female; the counterpart of satyriasis in a male.
[nympho- + G. mania, frenzy]

nymphomania

/nym·pho·ma·nia/ (nim″fo-ma´ne-ah) excessive sexual desire in a female.nymphoman´iac

nymphomania

(nĭm′fə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
Unrestrained sexual behavior by a woman.

nym′pho·ma′ni·ac′ (-nē-ăk′) adj. & n.
nym′pho·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.

nymphomania

[nim′fəmā′nē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, nymphe, maiden, mania, madness
a psychosexual disorder of women characterized by an insatiable desire for sexual satisfaction, often resulting from an unconscious conflict concerning personal adequacy. Compare satyriasis. See also sexual disorder.
A popular term for a female psychosexual disorder characterised by a marked and promiscuous increase in sexual activity and intercourse with different male partners without falling in love

nymphomania

Female hypersexuality Psychiatry A popular term for a ♀ psychosexual disorder characterized by ↑↑↑ in sexual activity and desire, viewed in the psychoanalytic context as a reponse to an inferiority complex and/or a need for affection; the compulsive condition in a ♀ of recurrent sexual intercourse with different ♂ partners, promiscuously and without falling in love, but not as a paid prostitute or call girl. Cf Don Juan syndrome, Satyriasis, Sexual addiction, Sexual compulsivity.

nym·pho·ma·ni·a

(nim'fō-mā'nē-ă)
Older term for an insatiable impulse to engage in sexual behavior by a female; the counterpart of satyriasis in a male.
[nympho- + G. mania, frenzy]

nymphomania

Excessive desire by a woman for copulation. The concept of nymphomania is largely a fiction, engendered in less liberal days by male wish-fulfilment fantasy or by puritanical and censorious contemplation of healthy female sexuality.

nymphomania

behavioral state in which the female is in estrus continually or for longer periods at shorter intervals than is normal. Rectal palpation may reveal cystic follicles or there may be no detectable abnormality.
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These fantasies of nymphomania, vampirism, and male engulfment," Garraway points out, "were complemented by the trope of autoeroticism in the mulata [sic] Venus, whose cultivation of pleasure occurred not only at the expense of but in spite of her lover" (231).
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