Sex drive can vary from man to man (and for any man can vary significantly from time to time), but men in general enjoy having a penis that’s pretty much always ready to get up and go. In cases when a man is actually experiencing hypersexuality, however, that drive can be pitched to a degree that can present serious challenges: sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. A healthy sex drive is a component of proper penis health, so finding ways to handle hypersexuality can be important.
What is hypersexuality?
Is there an easy definition for hypersexuality? Not really. It’s generally acknowledged that hypersexuality (sometimes called satyriasis in men or nymphomania in women) means an extreme frequency of or sudden increase in sexual activity or desire. But getting more definite than that is difficult.
For example, how does one quantify “extreme frequency?” It’s difficult to put a number to it. Is sexual activity all kinds of sexual activity, or is it only partner sex? Or only specific kinds of partner sex? And how does one measure sexual desire?
In most cases, hypersexuality seems to be one of those “I can’t define it but I know it when I see it” kind of conditions.
Kinds of hypersexuality
There are four main kinds of hypersexuality, classified mostly by cause:
1. Sex addiction. In this form, the need for sex is akin to the need for a drug.
2. Compulsive sexuality. Those with compulsive sexuality issues engage in sex not because of an overriding desire for sexual contact but because doing so provides relief from anxiety or tension.
3. Impulsive sexuality. With impulse sexuality, a person has an impulse to have sex that he or she is unable to resist.
4. Medical hypersexuality. Some medical conditions and drugs can in some instances create increased sex drive conditions. Bipolar disorder is one such condition, as are several neurological conditions. Methamphetamine and anabolic steroids may also cause hypersexuality.
Treatment generally requires intensive therapy and may involve the use of medications to control the sexual desire.
Problems with hypersexuality
The problem with hypersexuality may not seem obvious: after all, many men (especially younger men) spend a huge amount of their day in an aroused state or indulging in sexual fantasies, if not outright sexual activity. But when the drive crosses over into hypersexuality, a number of issues can arise:
– Aggressive pursuit. A man with a wildly insistent erection fueled by hypersexuality can become obnoxious and inappropriate in the manner in which he pursues desired sexual partners. At the least, this can be a big turn-off to the partners he desires; at the worst, it can lead to molestation or rape.
– Neglect. If a man’s sexual desire is so intense that he can think of little else, it can have a negative impact on his ability to work or to bond properly with other people, whether family, friends or partners. Many a man has ended up spending more time masturbating in the men’s room at work than at his desk doing the job he was hired to do.
– Pain. Hypersexuality brings with it the pain that is associated with frustrated sexual desire, but it also can result in a very sore penis due to the frequency of the sexual activities, whether solo or with a partner. Often the sex is also very rough, as the man may be in a heightened state of desire such that obtaining release is more important than sensitive stimulation.
Of course, all men experience a sore penis due to rough or excessive use at some time. Employing a first rate penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) is absolutely essential to combatting this problem. The best creams include a top drawer skin moisturizer (such as shea butter) to soothe soreness. It’s also essential that the cream includes a reliable antioxidant, such as alpha lipoic acid, which keeps away the unsightly “wrinkled” penis look.