Notes on Nymphomania and sex addiction

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These are some past notes I wrote which I felt should be posted on this site too:

Currently I’m trying to complete my research on sex addiction, hypersexuality, and Nymphomania, in women.

It’s rather interesting and so far all my findings show that these are all mostly conditions brought on by society and that it differs between celebrities and the general public. When someone from the public is labelled with one of the above they generally are victimised, however when celebrities are called with any of the above generally they are seen as icons and hero’s.

This isn’t a modern occurrence, but even in the late 1880’s when hysteria and nymphomania were both forms of illness (and very different ones at that), society was the reason they were diagnosed with either of these conditions, often leading to worse symptoms than before, or even start to develop symptoms due to those around them just thinking that they are different and that there must be something wrong with them, when in fact they showed no real hints of an over expressive sex drive and sexual desires.

Slowly the world is changing to a time where any woman can easily state that they are either a nympho, or sleep around, without many batting an eye lid. Heck it can even be seen as a really cool thing within certain circles even if you’re not famous.

However with the influence of media around us, sex will never be seen as a positive thing on a whole.The media criminialises sex and turns it into a taboo. This is one of the main causes and creators of sex addiction and nymphomania, as it leads to guilt and negativity in ones own view on what their sex drive and patterns should be.
There’s a misconception that first of all sex addiction is the same as nymphomania, it’s not. Nymphomania is a very different form of expression where one can actually feel positive about their high sex drive. Sex addiction is more complex, a big part of me still even feels it is a myth, but sex addiction is generally where someone feels negatively about their sexual patterns even when they could be classed as normal to others, the addiction worsens the more they analyses their patterns with others around them. It’s a negative spiral which leads to sex addicts seeking help or turning to depression, and even other addictions and compulsive behaviors.
Another misconception is about taboos. While many of us hate taboos around sex and sexuality, taboos can also work positively as well as negatively.When there’s taboos surrounding some sexual acts it can make them more erotic and desirable, so that when we step into these taboos we become aroused.
Arousal is often misconceived, because many purely associate it with sexual feelings. Arousal isn’t just something which is brought or, or brings on, lusty sexual rushes and desires, it can be any form of stimulation in which we mentally or physically respond to. For example a running will become aroused to run more, their body wants to push further and further and try and break past their limit, their mind is aroused mentally to push themselves and work them towards this limit too. Also, let’s say a writer is writing, doing very little physical activity at the time, but their brain is aroused and brings on a form of creativity, it then stimulates their body to then process it onto a computer via the tapping of their finger tips onto a keyboard. If arousal was only purely sexual then heck we wouldn’t get anything done.

Myth about sexual arousal and thoughts, in the past Kinsey and other sex researchers claimed that men thought about sex every few seconds, this myth is inaccurate. First off if men thought about sex that often, guys wouldn’t get anything done other than, well, fucking things up. The previous studies on sex on the brain also neglected to look at to individual differences, as well as trans people, and those who have different brains patterns due to disability, and more.

The fact is that everyone thinks about sex differently, at different amounts, and that gender doesn’t determine that you should be thinking about it X amount of times. If anything these past research studies into human sexuality have had a negative impact on both men and women, where women worry about their libido, and men think they are sex addicts. There are more men who claim to be sex addicts than women, and more women who are dissatisfied in their sex life than men according to the UKs sex survey. Could we blame Kinsey for partly pushing sex addiction onto the world? He was very influential within the media, which seems to be one of the route causes for people to feel they have such problems. While he was an amazing man and opened the world up to sexuality more, I can’t help but feel that he has also done a few things which have worked negatively when it comes to sex positivism.

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