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Nymphomaniac?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 4, 2009
  • 05:09 AM

I'm not exactly sure how to say this...

I think i've got the symptoms of nymphomania and I have for a long time.
Since I was a little girl I had always had strong sexual urges that I had to refrain myself from acting upon but sometimes I did anyway. But now i force myself not to and it's getting near impossible. i get this horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach when I get in one of my moods. I think about sex all the time and I'm really scared that I won't be able to stop myself the next time I get the urge. Is it all in my head or do I have a serious problem?

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  • I'm not exactly sure how to say this...I think i've got the symptoms of nymphomania and I have for a long time.Since I was a little girl I had always had strong sexual urges that I had to refrain myself from acting upon but sometimes I did anyway. But now i force myself not to and it's getting near impossible. i get this horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach when I get in one of my moods. I think about sex all the time and I'm really scared that I won't be able to stop myself the next time I get the urge. Is it all in my head or do I have a serious problem?Hi Confused Girl,You didn't give your present age. Sexual urges in both maturing boys and girls are very individualized...it's not that uncommon for a young girl to have strong urges.It's the content and context of your sexual urges that may or may not be healthy. Normal masturbatory fantasies are normal and actually helpful in relieving increased sexual tension/arousal.Where it can become problematic is when normal sexual arousal becomes obsessive ("think about sex all the time"), and perhaps compulsive ( a need for sexual gratification to decrease anxiety).If you're afraid that you "won't be able to stop yourself" re: seeking sexual gratification from others, that could become a serious problem as you may be inclined to dismiss safe sex practices (condoms). At the risk of sounding crass, I think it would far better for you to masturbate as often as you need to get relief. (Much safer re: STI avoidance).Best.John<
    JonMac 165 Replies Flag this Response
  • I do not know you so bear that in mind. I also do not know your age so it is very hard for me to say much. I can simply give you something to think about as hard as it may be to look at. You say you have been having these 'urges' since a young child. i am not sure of what things exactly you did but i would maybe suggest a red flag in terms of the fact I assume you are posting on here as you think it is serious. Kudos to you for acknowledging you may have a problem and not acting on urges. 1.) Were you touched inappropriately (sexually)by someone as a child? It could have been another child. You do not have to answer this, actually I do not want you to. 2.) You might want to look into obsessive compulsive disorder. 3.) It could have simply been your way of acting out when you felt you weren't in control as a child and became a habit, either thinking or acting it out. 4.) Maybe a reaction to a medication. 5.) It might be your own hormone balance at work (ie;more male hormones). Are you skinny? Do you have polycystic ovary syndrome? i suggest seeing a doctor or therapist if you can. Good luck :-)
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  • "A nymphomaniac is a women as obsessed with sex as the average man." — Mignon McLaughlin
    Aaron_Agassi 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • It's all very well to celebrate having the same sexual desires as the average man, but it can be a problem for women. It does ultimately come down to society and how a woman's behaviour is perceived. It should be celebrated and rewarded but I am finding it very hard to supress my sexual desires right now and I want to because I don't want to be treated like the type of woman who is just 'up for it'. I realise that I have always had a strong sexual desire which has never been a problem when I have been in a happy relationship. I am 31 and I had always been in a relationship from the age of 19 through to 29. When I first became single, I assumed it was my body's hormones adjusting to not getting sex as frequently. Last year I decided to go with the flow, and one could say it was inappropriate behaviour. I was seeing multiple people and being quite the exhibitionist. At the same time I was on anti depressants from suffering anxiety and panic attacks from life stresses. The antidepressants, Cognitive Behavourial Therapy and counselling for the life stresses have helped with the anxiety, however I have never discussed the underlying compulsive sexual desire I have with any of my therapists. Now I am trying desperately hard to control these desires, because I would really like to find someone to settle down with and ultimately have a child (I am also incredibly broody all the time). I don't want to invest my time and energy in a casual fling that is not going to go anywhere just because my hormones are running riot. I have started taking evening primrose oil - just because on the packet it says 'helps women's hormone balance'. Even though I feel calmer, it still doesn't stop sexual urges. I masturbate as often as I can too. I want to feel calmer and more in control of these desires. Are there any homeopathic remedies that can help calm this until I'm in a safe and trusting relationship?
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  • I'm not exactly sure how to say this...I think i've got the symptoms of nymphomania and I have for a long time.Since I was a little girl I had always had strong sexual urges that I had to refrain myself from acting upon but sometimes I did anyway. But now i force myself not to and it's getting near impossible. i get this horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach when I get in one of my moods. I think about sex all the time and I'm really scared that I won't be able to stop myself the next time I get the urge. Is it all in my head or do I have a serious problem?I'm an individual that has had experience working with youth for many years.Your symptoms remind me of a few young females who have has been sexually abused as a child.If this is the case and can recall the abuse, most certainly seek out professional help.A professional can diagnose and refer you to the right help.Don't wait on this .
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 22, 2009
    • 07:49 PM
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  • hey.!am i having the symptoms about this because i had been through sex with my boyfriends..am i a nymphomaniac?
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