Hypersexuality in men - where is the norm and where is the disorder

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The concept of "male arousal" can be considered from two points of view: situational (temporary) strong sexual desire, which in the absence of performance leads to painful sensations, and constantly increased libido (satire, hypersexuality). In the latter case, the constant sexual arousal does not disappear after ejaculation and significantly impairs the quality of life: the man is unable to concentrate on any activity, he is nervous, depressed. Such hypersexuality is actually similar to priapism - an unjustified painful erection that does not subside after ejaculation. The causes can be both physiological and psychogenic.

Causes and symptoms of hypersexuality

In young men, frequent sexual arousal, up to spontaneous ejaculation, is normal due to elevated testosterone levels. This is the so-called pubertal hypersexuality. The main symptoms are:

  • Sensation of genital enlargement ("ringing eggs");
  • Hypersensitivity of the erogenous zones;
  • Periodic fever, sweating;
  • Increased urination, often accompanied by pain in the lower abdomen and lower back.

Urologists usually do not attach much importance to complaints of hypersexuality if they come from young patients. Doctors refer them to a psychologist, but prescribe tests for genital infections just in case.

Abnormal hypersexuality can be congenital (primary) or acquired. The congenital form of hypersexuality can be associated with pathologies of the central nervous system, endocrine disorders and mental disorders. The acquired form is divided into physiological and pathological. In the first case, increased sexual desire can be caused by stress or high levels of testosterone in the blood.

The pathological form, as a rule, develops against the background of organic pathologies of the central nervous system. They are provoked by:

  1. Neuroinfections (encephalitis, meningitis).
  2. Head injury.
  3. Vascular lesions and brain tumors.
  4. Intoxication caused by alcohol or drug use.

Hypersexuality in adulthood can be caused by endocrine disorders - an excess of stress hormones or testosterone (due to hyperfunction of the testicles or adrenal cortex).

Neurotic hypersexuality develops on the basis of feelings of inferiority, lack of confidence in male solvency. The constant desire for sexual intercourse in this case is an unconscious attempt to prove to yourself and others that there are no problems with intimate life.

Increased hypersexuality of a neurotic nature may occur in men of retirement age during the period of disappearance of sexual function. In this case, the reason is the subconscious desire to "stay in the ranks", to make up for what he may have lacked in his youth.

The difference between normal hypersexuality and pathological

The line between hypersexuality caused by a strong sexual constitution and provoked by a pathological condition is arbitrary. Some men need sex every day and more than once. It is normal for the process to bring pleasure and satisfaction, and for the professional, creative and social activity not to suffer (developed structure of needs). In this case, we can talk about a high level of vital energy, not pathological overexcitation.

Natural primary hypersexuality may be due to genetic characteristics. Men whose fathers have been sexually active are more likely to follow in their footsteps.

Satyriasis is an obsessive painful need for sex that is almost impossible to get rid of. Over time, such men are prone to sexual perversion, as normal relationships become too tasteless for them. There is almost no time spent on other aspects of life. Such hypersexuality can be imaginary or manic. The latter form is much more difficult to correct.

The physiological symptoms of hypersexuality in older men are similar to those of puberty:

  • Prolonged erection even from a fleeting erotic image, fantasy;
  • Premature ejaculation;
  • Pulling sensations in the lower abdomen.

A significant difference between pathology and the norm is that men with a strong sexual constitution can quickly switch to other activities (work, daily life) immediately after satisfying their physiological sexual need. Pathological hypersexuality makes you literally immediately look for the possibility of a new sexual intercourse.

Excitement and pain in the testicles

Testicular pain due to unrealized sexual arousal occurs in many men, not necessarily hypersexual. The degree of discomfort is different for everyone. The pain can be so severe that it is difficult for a man to walk. This is due to the excessive flow of blood to the genitals, which leads to pinching of the nerve endings. It is sufficient for the patient to relax or to use an anesthetic or antispasmodic.

The cause of pain during arousal can be varicocele or genital infections, whose activity weakens the tissue of the testicles, disrupts their normal structure. If the symptom appears regularly, you should consult a urologist.

If the discomfort in the groin is already clearly felt when aroused, then masturbation or sex will not bring relief. Conversely, orgasm can be blurred and ejaculation can be very painful. The pain will be felt for another two hours, and in some men it will not go away for a few days. You can relieve the discomfort with aspirin. The mint infusion will help relax smooth muscles.

The only way to prevent pain is to avoid overstimulation. If you have a date without intimacy, but sexual attachment is not excluded, then it is better to ejaculate in advance. It sounds strange, but this option is better than then, due to "going back" to experience many hours of sharp pain, which is literally excluded from normal life.

Other problems of hypersexuality

Increased anxiety in men, the inability to control the degree of sexual desire can become a serious problem. Every provocation, including in a public place, causes an erection that can be difficult to hide.

Absurd situations often arise: sexual arousal during foreplay (often accompanied by the release of lubricant from the Cooper's glands) ends with a fall of the penis during insertion or premature ejaculation even before it.

Hypersexuality prevents you from focusing on important work issues. Such men are not able to concentrate, to show initiative, which is why they often lose promising jobs.

How to get rid of obsessive hypersexuality

The treatment of hypersexuality depends on the cause. Physiological factors must first be eliminated. To do this, you need to start with a visit to a urologist, to make sure that there are no pathologies of the reproductive system, to check the level of hormones. A neurologist (neurologist) will help identify problems with the brain and spinal cord.

Psychogenic hypersexuality is dealt with by psychologists-sexologists. You can only help the patient if he himself is aware of the problem and wants to get rid of it. The choice of methods depends on how rich the man's intimate life is, in what ways, apart from sex, he can enjoy, what efforts he is ready to make for treatment. If the patient is unable to concentrate and interact with a psychologist, hypnosis is used. In parallel with psychotherapeutic methods, if necessary, antidepressants, sedatives and hypnotics are prescribed.

What to do at home

Sexual arousal can haunt from morning to night. If hypersexuality is not caused by physical pathologies, then you can try the following methods to reduce it:

  1. Take a cool shower, empty your bladder or do your daily activities. It should be remembered that a morning erection is a normal phenomenon, a sign of lack of vascular impotence.
  2. It is advisable to spend all your free time during the day. Endurance training (moderate cardio, low weight repetitions) can help relieve sexual tension. Exercises with heavy weights, squats, mixing and lifting the legs, on the contrary, will lead to the activation of the genitals.
  3. It is advisable to take a sedative before going to bed so that the psycho-emotional activity begins to slow down.

You can try to deal with hypersexuality with the help of decoctions of sedative herbs or pharmaceutical herbal preparations. It is important to keep in mind that such remedies, especially valerian, begin to work only after a few days of regular use (cumulative effect).

If hypersexuality is provoked by alcohol or drug intoxication, then without getting rid of bad habits, the condition cannot be corrected. You can help the body eliminate toxic substances by taking enterosorbents.


Excitement, hypersexuality is much worse than decreased libido. In the latter case, many men lead a full social life, achieve success in professional activities without paying much attention to the lack of sex. Addiction to it makes a person emotionally (and subsequently physically) disabled. True hypersexuality rarely develops. In general, men themselves cultivate in their minds the need to have sex. Such thoughts are implanted by a certain information environment, environment. Experts believe that the higher the intellectual level of development, as well as the level of employment of a person, the less likely it is to develop some kind of mental dependence.