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Nymphomania ?

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  • Posted By: luluxx
  • August 13, 2010
  • 02:09 PM

I believe myself to be a nymphomaniac, as I have 7 of the 12 symptoms listed on the site. But I don't want to just be paranoid and wrongly diagnose myself.

As for the symptoms I have;
Persistent thoughts about coitus or sexual images ; I literally think about sexual things/fantasies at least four times within an hour or two. Two out of those four times I get turned on, which leads to...
Compulsive masturbation ; I masterbate at least six times a day, and at most, I've masterbated (and orgasmed) eight times in a single hour.
Promiscuous sexual activity ; I have never had vaginal (nor anal) sex, but have participated in a number of other activities. The most times I've done anything (with another person) in one week is close between 8-10, and often I will consider cheating on who I'm with, if my boyfriend/girlfriend can't give me what I want.
Anxiety ; I have been diagnosed with anxiety, but I do not take prescription medication. I actually dislike taking any medicine, because my sister had problems with such when she had been going to a therapist. So its just something I deal with, which probably isn't the best idea.
Low Self Esteem ; I don't really need to go into much detail here, seeing as I've suffered from an eating disorder for the past four years , that was triggered by someone telling me that I was too fat, and no one would ever love me, I should think that's enough. I also feel put down by other girls, just because I find every single one more attractive than me, and would actually dress innapropriately in public to attract men/girls more than girls who I felt were prettier.
Repeated unsuccessful relationships ; Within the two years, I have had six serious relationships. I cheated on three of those people with exes, random hookups, etc. I have not had a relationship last longer than 3 months, because I will purposely mess it up, so I can be single and have the ability to hookup with whomever I want.
Person becomes obsessed with obtaining sexual gratification, to the detriment of their normal (social, occupational, recreational activities);
I find sexual gratification, if anyway I can, I make a guy or girl orgasm. I get a huge confidence boost if I can make them orgasm more than once in the same day.

The others which I am not sure about are out of control behavior, depression, and personality change. I didn't want to list those as symptoms without fully knowing whether they truly existed in me.

However, everytime I confront a doctor, they say that any sexual promiscuity has to do with my teenage hormones. I must admit, I can see where he's coming from, as I am only 15, and I started going through puberty just before I turned 11. And normally, I would agree and brush it off.

But, at a younger age, I discovered what exactly sex was, and also how to masterbate. That occured at least two or three years prior to puberty hitting, and the masterbation and sexual thoughts occured nearly as often then as they do now. So I'm hoping someone can explain this to me, because I truly would like an answer.

Is this nymphomania, hormones, or a result of experimenting with what I'd seen on tv?

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  • I myself have a very strong sex drive and I think its hard to say with your case as possibly you arent getting the relief that possibly you need with just the self stimulation. Maybe you would settle down a bit eg be more faithful to your boyfriends, if you were actually able to properly have sex. (please thou dont let what im saying encourage you if its in breach of your countries law or you really arent ready for it). I started having sex just before my 16th birthday.. and my sex drive had me commonly having it at times up to 6-7 times per day (which is fine if one is doing it with the same person and it's not interfering with the activities you need to do in life). It's when it affects your life badly, that one can think one has a problem. (for myself, just masturbation would of left me even more sexually frustrated). You could have an issue.. or you may not.. you will know once you start being able to fully carry out your sexual desires. My boyfriend (who's in his late 60s!!), his sex drive is so high that he actually does have sex with many (he's with me, also he has a wife.. and also he sees others for one time sessions or regular sessions on top of that).. which is something i myself dont mind he does as long as its "safe" sex and wears condoms. He would allow me to do the same if i needed to. (cause of my own strong sex drive, i dont mind "poly" relationships) Relationships are personal and you may just need to find a boyfriend who has a similar sex drive as yourself.. or who dont mind you having someone else in your life just for satifisying your sexual urges as well. Remember what i said.. it is only an issue if it is causing issues in your life. If everyone is happy and you are coping with life well.. its all fine. Just practice safe sex and dont breach your countries laws........... Also consider if you are doing it due to poor self extreme (counselling may help if that is the case) .. or as a way to help anxiety.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • August 13, 2010
    • 07:16 PM
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  • I myself have a very strong sex drive and I think its hard to say with your case as possibly you arent getting the relief that possibly you need with just the self stimulation. Maybe you would settle down a bit eg be more faithful to your boyfriends, if you were actually able to properly have sex. (please thou dont let what im saying encourage you if its in breach of your countries law or you really arent ready for it). I started having sex just before my 16th birthday.. and my sex drive had me commonly having it at times up to 6-7 times per day (which is fine if one is doing it with the same person and it's not interfering with the activities you need to do in life). It's when it affects your life badly, that one can think one has a problem. (for myself, just masturbation would of left me even more sexually frustrated). You could have an issue.. or you may not.. you will know once you start being able to fully carry out your sexual desires. My boyfriend (who's in his late 60s!!), his sex drive is so high that he actually does have sex with many (he's with me, also he has a wife.. and also he sees others for one time sessions or regular sessions on top of that).. which is something i myself dont mind he does as long as its "safe" sex and wears condoms. He would allow me to do the same if i needed to. (cause of my own strong sex drive, i dont mind "poly" relationships) Relationships are personal and you may just need to find a boyfriend who has a similar sex drive as yourself.. or who dont mind you having someone else in your life just for satifisying your sexual urges as well. Remember what i said.. it is only an issue if it is causing issues in your life. If everyone is happy and you are coping with life well.. its all fine. Just practice safe sex and dont breach your countries laws........... Also consider if you are doing it due to poor self extreme (counselling may help if that is the case) .. or as a way to help anxiety.Hormones are hormones :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 13, 2010
    • 07:54 PM
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  • Thank you, I have actually discussed this with my boyfriend and he's told me that we'll figure this out more after we have sex. I appreciate you adding in personal details to help me understand a bit better. (:
    luluxx 1 Replies
    • August 27, 2010
    • 05:49 PM
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  • @LuluxYour disease can be treated by homeopathy. Homeopathy has no side effects and brings you down to a normal level. Sexual excesses are very dangerous because they consume the vital force very fast and can bring you to serious nervous illness. Specially in women.Consider consulting a good homeopath, even online. It is pretty easy to finda remedy for you state, actually the remedy is almost visible.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 28, 2010
    • 11:04 AM
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