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hypersexuality

 [hi″per-sek″shoo-al´-ĭ-te]
abnormally increased sexual desire or activity; nymphomania; satyriasis.
Comparative zoology A pathological increase in sexual drive, which is inducible in experimental male mammals by bilateral lesions in the limbic region, localized in the piriform cortex overlying the amygdala, causing the animals to mount females that are not in estrus, other males, animals of other species, and inanimate objects
Neurology Non-psychogenic hypersexuality may occur in some patients with bilateral lesions near the amygdaloid nucleus

hypersexuality

see mounting behavior.
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Groneman traces the history, primarily in the United States, of nymphomania, a concept that first appeared in the medical literature of the nineteenth century, and following her title of the mania about nymphos.
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There's nothing wrong with being a nympho as long as you're not hurting anyone (your girlfriend's pulled hamstring doesn't count).
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And if you believe Utah's Antoine Carr, the series could resemble the Jerry Springer show stage, though probably without the flying chairs and the cross-dressing nympho bikers.
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While she's too slender, handsome and charismatic to be a natural fit for the nympho hausfrau, Maxwell's fluttery body language and manic awkwardness are hilarious, her quicksilver shifts between schoolmarmish propriety, girlish flightiness and slutty single-mindedness timed to off-kilter perfection.