Hypersexuality is extremely frequent or suddenly increased libido.


Nymphomania ( women ) and satyriasis ( men ) were terms previously used for the condition in women and men, respectively.

Hypersexual disorder is a pattern of behaviour involving intense preoccupation with sexual fantasies, urges and activities, leading to adverse consequences and clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important functions.

For a valid diagnosis of hypersexual disorder to be established, symptoms must persist for a period of at least 6 months and occur independently of a use mania or a medical condition.