Everyone loves a nympho right? But what exactly is nymphomania? Famous sex researcher Dr Alfred Kinsey, rather casually, described a nymphomaniac as “someone who has more sex than you.”
And although sex addiction is a serious matter, here are ten interesting facts about nymphomaniacs we are sure you’ll find intriguing.
10. The term 'nymphomania' only applies to females!
That's right! You're not a nympho bro! The male counterpart is called satyriasis. Both words are inspired by Greek mythology: nymphs are “minor deities represented as beautiful maidens” and satyrs are “woodland creature[s] depicted as having the pointed ears, legs, and short horns of a goat and a fondness for unrestrained revelry.”
9. Too much of a good thing?
The book “Nymphomania, A History” describes how Victorian doctors feared that “eating rich food, consuming too much chocolate, dwelling on impure thoughts, reading novels, or performing “secret pollutions” (masturbating)… overstimulated women’s delicate nerve fibers and led to nymphomania.”
8. It's all in her head!
Phrenologists believe that the size and shape of your head significantly influence your sex drive. The bigger the head, the more she's bound to give.
7. Yesterday's nymphomaniacs are today's sex addicts!
The term “nymphomaniac” or “nympho” is no longer recognized in the medical world . Instead, a person whose sex drive is obsessively high is called “hypersexual.”
6. Nymphos are considered sick!
In the Victorian era , nymphomania was believed to be a symptom of some sort of disease! That statement is still somewhat arguable today.
5. Nymphomaniacs do not make great girlfriends!
You must think we're crazy, but the truth is you really don't want to date a nympho! “Get what you can out of your relationship with a nymphomaniac woman – and be prepared to cut your losses in a hurry, and move on… sleep with her quickly, and then vanish into thin air as if you were never there to begin with.”
4. Nymphomania is a sin !
We'll never know how JC felt about nymphomania, however there are some hints in the bible: “Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it bring forth death” (James 1: 14 – 15).
3. Nymphomania is not a sin?
Wait, it's not a sin! Phew! Alfred Kinsey said, “the only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform” – and some religions see nymphomania as a route to redemption or a celebration of marriage.
2. It's not all fun and games!
There are some negative consequences of sexually compulsive behavior such as the following : exposure to sexually transmitted diseases,debt, legal problems, damaged relationships, interference with your work and social life, loss of reputation, vulnerability to anxiety and depression.
1. Nymphos don't even enjoy sex!?
Too much of anything gets old! “For many addicts, [it] becomes a way to numb out painful feelings, kill time or stop feeling lonely, says Kelly McDaniel, licensed professional counselor in San Antonio, Texas, and author of Ready to Heal: Women Facing Love, Sex and Relationship Addiction.”
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