Every one of you knew that sexual expressions are the natural part of your life.

Overwhelming urge for sex and intensely preoccupying with that affects your job, health, relationships and other areas.

This condition is called as nymphomania or compulsive sexual behavior.

Also this condition can be called as hyper sexuality or erotomania and some others call it as sexual addiction.

But, nymphomania is usually considered as an impulsive control disorder, in which you cannot oppose the temptation or force to perform an act that is risky to you or somebody else.nymphomania

The exact cause of nymphomania is not known. According to the researchers, the possible causes of nymphomania include:

Androgens: Androgen is a sexual hormone that is produced both in men and women. These hormones play a vital role in sexual desire. But, till now it is not clear how they interfere with nymphomania.

Brain abnormalities: Usually brain abnormalities are the result of some diseases or conditions which make damage to the parts of the brain. The conditions like epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and dementia all have been associated with nymphomania.

Natural brain chemicals: Naturally producing chemicals in the brain like dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine play a vital role in sexual functioning and may cause nymphomania.

Nymphomania can lead to the problems like:

  • Participating in intercourse with more than one partner or extra marital affairs
  • Employing in excessive masturbations
  • Revealing yourself in public places
  • Using pornographic materials frequently
  • Participating in sex with unknown partners
  • Employing in sadistic sex
  • Staying away from emotional involvement in sexual relationships.

People with nymphomania often use sex as an escape from other problems like anxiety, depression, loneliness and stress. Nymphomania can affect anyone despite of sexual preferences, along with homosexual, heterosexual and bisexual preferences.

Psychological disorders can lead to the risk of developing nymphomania. Up to 3-6 percent of US population is affected with this compulsive sexual behavior.

Nymphomania can lead to some other medical conditions: mental health problems like anxiety, depression and extreme stress, losing focus on your work, facing unwanted pregnancy, lying with your partner or family, being arrested for sexual crimes like prostitution, solicitation or exhibitionism, making a habit of high risk behaviors like drug or alcohol abuse and affecting with other sexual problems like hepatitis, HIV and Sexually transmitted diseases.

Alternative healing for nymphomania:

Cognitive behavior therapy: This therapy helps you in identifying negative beliefs and unhealthy behaviors and replaces them with positive and healthy ones.

Psychotherapy: This therapy mainly focuses on improving your awareness towards unconscious thoughts and behaviors. It also helps to develop new insights in your motivations.

Marriage counseling: The effects of nymphomania will be on your entire family, so it will be helpful if you include your partner and children in these joint therapy sessions.

Also, there are certain medications that help you in overcoming from nymphomania, such as antidepressants, anti-androgens and various other medications prescribed by your doctor. It is better to seek the medical treatment as soon as possible in order to come out from the severe condition of nymphomania.