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 (sā′tə-rī′ə-sĭs, săt′ə-)
Unrestrained sexual behavior by a man.

[Late Latin satyriāsis, from Greek saturiāsis, from saturos, satyr.]


(Psychiatry) a neurotic condition in men in which the symptoms are a compulsion to have sexual intercourse with as many women as possible and an inability to have lasting relationships with them. Compare nymphomania
[C17: via New Latin from Greek saturiasis; see satyr, -iasis]


(ˌseɪ təˈraɪ ə sɪs, ˌsæt ə-)

abnormal, uncontrollable sexual desire in a male.
[1620–30; < New Latin < Greek satyríāsis]


Pathology. an abnormal, uncontrollable sexual desire in men. Also called gynecomania, satyrism, satyromania. Cf. nymphomania. — satyr, n. — satyric, adj.
See also: Sex
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.satyriasis - abnormally intense sexual desire in men
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
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Williams' behavior with women could have been influenced by a spoke reflecting a tendency for "human butterflies going from plant to plant." After all, there is nothing inappropriate or worldview contradictory--inherently--of, so to speak, being "a lover out to score." Though, at worse, a satyriasis spoke might be considered.
In addition to being treated for diabetes, slipped disc and hypertension, Brajesh Thakur should also be treated for 'satyriasis' too in jail hospital is my strong opinion.
Among the topics are between insanity and wisdom: perceptions of melancholy in the pseudo-Hippocratic Letters 10-17, mental disorders and psychological suffering in Galen's cases, satyriasis and sexual disorders in ancient medicine, making the distinction: the Stoic view of mental illness, and whether philosophical psychological therapy had any impact on medical practice.
Ultimately, his moods, satyriasis, and aesthetic ambitions were of a sticky piece: an ongoing investigation into the limits of avant-gardism as a neonostalgic lifestyle.
The main motivation for reading the mythical nymph as present in Nymphomania, as Gilroy-Ware argues (2014), is that the male analogue of Nymphomania was called Satyriasis. Nymphs and satyrs, often depicted as companions, are the two mythical archetypes of wild, unrestrained sexuality, extracted from the same landscape (Larson, 2001 p.92).
Desiderio describes his sex with Madame la Barbe as tumbling into "the morass of satin limbs and flailing hooves" (DH 110) and the process is so long that it might explode a clock; the Count's penis is of monstrous size, standing "as resolutely aloft as an illustration of satyriasis in a medical dictionary" (129); in Hoffman's lab, a girl's lower part is referred to as "the brown ringlets of a plump, dimpled, pink and white English rosebud" (214).
For example, Michael Ryan, MD, wrote in the 19th century, "Satyriasis and nymphomania are diseases in which the sufferers evince an irresistible desire for copulation, as well as abuse of the reproductive functions.
Reviewing Toward the End of Time, for instance, Wallace criticizes John Updike's male "emotional solipsists": "Though usually family men, they never really love anybody--and, though always heterosexual to the point of satyriasis, they especially don't love women" ("Certainly" 53).
On the BBC show Desert Island Discs, Fleming tried to explain away Bond's satyriasis. "Well I write one book a year and he has one girl [sic] per book." But then he changed course and said, "I envy him." Although biographers indicate that for sheer numbers, Fleming's experiences compare favorably with Bond's, maybe he did have reason to envy his creation: Fleming was occasionally turned down.
Elsewhere, Nasaw is irritatingly coy about the ruthless and competitive satyriasis Dad would end up passing on to his sons.
In his opinion the killer must have been a man of solitary habits, subject to "periodical attacks of homicidal and erotic mania", with the character of the mutilations possibly indicating "satyriasis" Bond also stated that "the homicidal impulse may have developed from a revengeful or brooding condition of the mind, or that religious mania may have been the original disease but I do not think either hypothesis is likely".