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Having a level of interest or involvement in sexual activity that is higher than some norm or expectation, often used to indicate that the high level causes problems for the individual, such as personal distress or impairment of social or emotional functioning.

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


extremely or excessively sexual or given to sexual activities


(ˌhaɪ pərˈsɛk ʃu əl)

unusually or excessively active in or concerned with sexual matters.
hy`per•sex`u•al′i•ty, n.
hy`per•sex′u•al•ly, adv.
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Other disorders that may give rise to hypersexual behavior include neurocognitive disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and depressive disorders.
No comparable narrative of protection and worth attaches to women of color, who have historically been and continue to be depicted in ways eminently convenient for those who wish to exploit them: as built for the burdens of physical work; as hypersexual, even promiscuous; and as mendacious.
First, we as a society must reject the implication that HIV is a disease of the hypersexual.
According to the Ranch, "Sex addiction, also known as hypersexual disorder, is characterized by persistent and escalating sexual thoughts and acts that have a negative impact on the individual's life.
Andrew is shady and hypersexual, while his girlfriend and fellow bird expert, Lucy, reminds Miranda of the evil stepsister who might torment her only when the grown-ups' backs are turned.
Alexander Craft notes that female practitioners perform in this manner to downplay any preconceived notions that outsiders of the community may have of them as erotic, hypersexual, or classless.
Studies on brain activity in relation to hypersexual activity, or compulsive sexual behavior (CSB), however, have found the following in comparison to non-CSB test subjects:
Part of the pressure stemmed from maintaining her hypersexual image, which Perry takes responsibility for helping create.
Specifically, Kafka (2010,2013) proposed diagnostic criteria for hypersexual disorder (HD) with characteristics such as mental preoccupation with sexual urges, fantasies, and behaviors; the use of sexual acts to cope with emotional distress; and failed attempts to control the behavior.
8) The medication has also shown efficacy in the management of similar hypersexual behaviours in mild and major neurocognitive disorders in the general psychiatric treatment setting.
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