satyriasis


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satyriasis

 [sat″ĭ-ri´ah-sis]
pathologic or exaggerated sexual desire in the male; the corresponding term in the female is nymphomania.

sat·y·ri·a·sis

(sat'i-rī'ă-sis),
Satyromania; excessive sexual excitement and behavior in the male; the counterpart of nymphomania in the female.
Synonym(s): satyrism
[G. satyros, a satyr]
The compulsive condition in a male of engaging in recurrent sexual intercourse with different female partners, promiscuously and without falling in love, but not as a paid gigolo, hustler, or call boy. In psychiatry, satyriasis is a term loosely applied to a male with an insatiable sexual appetite

satyriasis

Male hypersexuality. See Don Juan syndrome, Nymphomania, Sexual addiction.

sat·y·ri·a·sis

(sat'ir-ī'ă-sis)
Satyromania; excessive sexual excitement and behavior in the male; the counterpart of nymphomania in the female.
[G. satyros, a satyr]

satyriasis

An almost uncontrollable male craving for sexual intercourse. The male equivalent of NYMPHOMANIA.
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This concern about the sexualisation of culture is present in Emile de Lavelaye's speech to Josephine Butler and other moral campaigners, in which he fears "a contagion of satyriasis ...
Writing in the diary column of a national newspaper, Petronella - who had a fouryear affair with Johnson - said: "The member for Henley suffers from satyriasis or 'unusually strong sexual desires'."
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Employing a grotesquely confessional monologue form, he reveals his black humor, his prejudices, his compulsive need for fame and adulation, his drug-induced confusion, and his satyriasis. The portrait that emerges is a collage of the hopeful young biker heading for California, the idealistic young playwright shocked at his rejection by proper Bostonians, the boozy clown at chic orgies, and the sly old alligator watching those poking malicious fun at him, waiting for his chance to retaliate.
A rueful veteran of the gender wars, in 'the star-crowned solitude of [mine] oblivious hours' I remember London twilights blue with gin sub regno Cynarae, the wine and roses where 'She-who-must-be-obeyed', furs next the skin, drove us to celibacy or satyriasis: forgive me, love, for my apostasies.
Siegmund, three glazed ceramic sculptures are named after psychological conditions researched by Freud: Satyriasis, Hysterikerin (Hysteric), and Spastiker (Spasmos), all 2014.
Writing in a newspaper diary column, Petronella - who had a four-year affair with Johnson - said: "The member for Henley suffers from satyriasis or 'unusually strong sexual desires'."
Men with similar excessive desires were said to be have satyriasis, but it was women who came in for the most pointed comments in the medical literature, dominated by the writings of male physicians.
Parker satyriasis, The Misfit seems to manifest pathological sadism, receiving pleasure from inflicting physical pain and death on others.