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How can I stop my nymphomania?

How can I stop my nymphomania?

Get Help: See a psychiatrist for an evaluation and develop a treatment plan that will help. Postponing treatment will only delay getting the problem addressed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to self diagnos nymphomania? I've read articles online. I had an episode across last summer where I cheated on my fiancé.

Is it possible to self diagnos nymphomania? I've read articles online. I had an episode across last summer where I cheated on my fiancé.

Not really: Nymphomania isn't just an insatiable desire for sex - that could be sex addiction if it has a long, increasingly severe history. Rather, in nymphomania there is also inability to reach orgasm. In your case, it sounds like you had a single affair lasting a few months? It sounds like it needs to be explored and understood better. I would see a therapist to figure out what the cheating was about. ...Read more

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Hypersexuality in a young woman is nymphomania?

Hypersexuality in a young woman is nymphomania?

Not just that: Nymphomania is a mental disorder marked by compulsive sexual behavior. Compulsions are unwanted actions or rituals that a person does repeatedly without getting pleasure from them, or being able to control them. In nymphomania (sometimes also known as don juanism in men), these compulsions are risky & promiscuous sexual behavior. There may be feelings of guilt and shame also. ...Read more

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How come nymphomania is considered a mental illness in women but not similarly for men?

How come nymphomania is considered a mental illness in women but not similarly for men?

Not true: These days sexual addiction is considered a disorder for both men and women. At least in the medical community. In the non-medical world, of course, this may not be the case. ...Read more