Nymphomania


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nymphomania

[‚nim·fə′mā·nē·ə]
(psychology)
Excessive sexual desire on the part of a woman. Also known as hysteromania.

Nymphomania

 

an exaggerated sexual desire in a woman. Nymphomania is caused by endocrine, nervous, or mental disorders. The condition is accompanied by erotic fantasies, and a loss of sexual inhibition leads to casual sexual encounters. Sometimes the term “nymphomania” is used figuratively to describe uncontrolled sexual behavior.

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Joe takes pride in her nymphomania because it brings her pleasure--a truth she can confidently level against discursive, phallocentric hegemony.
In the emerging scientific discipline of sexology Richard von Krafft-Ebing's Psychopathia Sexualis ([1886] 1998) rediagnosed conditions like nymphomania as forms of degeneracy.
(2.) It should be noted as well that "nymphomania" and "satyriasis" continue to be listed in the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Disorders in its most recent edition as subtypes of hypersexuality (WHO, ICD-10, 2007; Also see Wikipedia, "Sexual Addiction" accessed on April 15, 2010 at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_addiction.)
The owner had noted some moderate character changes in the mare during the previous year (prolonged oestrus periods and nymphomania during oestrus).
The side effects of anabolic androgenic steroids in females include hirsutism, nymphomania, hair loss, menstrual irregularity or menopause, reduced breast size, deepening of voice and clitoral enlargement.
As early as 1866 this medicine was reported to be one that "neutralizes the sexual appetite" (Bartholow 188), and by 1905 The National Standard Dispensatory noted that bromide "is also of value in cases of sexual excitement or nymphomania" (Hare et al.
It was also during this period that parts of the female anatomy were being removed through procedures like the ovariotomy, a surgery designed to treat phantom ailments like nymphomania and hysteria.
Bienville's influential La Nymphomanie, ou Traitd de la fureur utdrine (first printed in French in 1771 and translated into English as Nymphomania, or, A Dissertation Concerning the Furor Uterinus by Dr.
Disgust with meat was a common phenomenon among Victorian girls; a carnivorous diet was associated with sexual precocity, especially with an abundant menstrual flow, and even with nymphomania. (Showalter 129)
The person who responds well to this remedy will often be suffering from hysteria, ovarian and/or breast congestion, and may exhibit signs of nymphomania. The symptoms related to the type of PMS that corresponds to Platina may worsen with emotions, coition, touch, or exhaustion.
People had a morbid fascination with her nymphomania and would corner her for hours on end, asking breathless questions which missed the essence of the matter, asking: "But how could you screw that many people?" which was like asking an actor: "How do you learn all those lines?" completely misunderstanding the skills involved.
Women in comedy have consistently been stereotyped in terms of their sexual appetites - whether it is for frigidity or nymphomania. Nessa is different in that her sexuality seems to be a further expression of her aggressive character.