hypersexual


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hypersexual

(hī′pər-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
Excessively interested or involved in sexual activity.

hy′per·sex′u·al′i·ty (-sĕk′sho͞o-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.

hypersexual

adjective Referring to a sex drive and/or sexual activity regarded as excessive for a “normal” person belonging to a particular social or cultural group.

hy·per·sex·u·al

(hī'pĕr-sek'shū-ăl)
psychiatry Referring to a person who exhibits abnormally increased sexual activity.
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Carnes argues that with research showing brain changes around hypersexual activity similar to those triggered by gambling, the addiction model is appropriate for sexual behavior as well.
Giordano and Cecil (2014) surveyed 235 undergraduate students and found that NRC was a statistically significant predictor of hypersexuality, with higher NRC scores associated with higher levels of hypersexual behavior.
The lower percentage of participants on CPA having sexual dysfunction compared to those not on the drug may be because they presented with hypersexual behaviour, were therefore prescribed the drug, but have sexual functioning above the dysfunctional level despite being on the drug.
Not all dogs will show clinical signs associated with this prostate enlargement, but those that do can range from hypersexual behaviour such as humping objects to blood in the urine, painful urination and changes to faeces.
The enslavement and sexual exploitation of autochthonous women in the European colonization of South Africa is the starting point of Cynthia Lytle's analysis of Zoe Wicomb's novel The One that Got Away (2008), as it explains the contrast in colonial representation between the pure white ladies' bodies and the dehumanized, immoral hypersexual black women's bodies in need of taming.
The naked body exposed to public gaze is often discussed as indicative of animalism, criminality, debauchery, chaos, transgression, deviance, hypersexual perversion, erotic oases, or incivility (Andriotis 2010; Barcan 2001; Cover 2003; Daley 2005).
Social workers and others from the US, Australia, Asia, Israel, and Uganda first discuss interventions with adults, including those in palliative and hospice care, diverse people affected by HIV/AIDS, and those dealing with chronic illness, major depressive disorder, substance abuse, hypersexual behavior, and gambling disorders, as well as the use of mindfulness in mental health care, web-based practice, equine-assisted counseling for trauma, and skilled nursing homes.
The book underscores what the author describes as the five common deficit-based depictions (physical brute/anti-intellectual, shiftless and lazy, hypersexual, criminal-minded, slickster-pimp/gangster) of Black males.
The authors examined self-conscious emotions as predictors of hypersexual behavior among 235 college students.
7) If women were shown to be having sex more than 5 times per month, a likely criticism would have been that the drug was making them hypersexual or even abnormal.