from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Excessively interested or involved in sexual activity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Excessively interested in sex
- adj. Of or relating to hypersexuality
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It is likely that the term hypersexual disorder -- not sex addiction -- will appear in the updated version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the psychiatric Bible, due out in 2013.
The addition of what the APA is calling "hypersexual disorder" would legitimize sex addiction in a way that was unthinkable just a few years ago, when Bill Clinton's philandering was regarded as a moral failing or a joke - but not, in the main, as an illness.
He seems to be "hypersexual"-engaging in sexual relationships in a driven way that may be nearly involuntary.
The remainder of the verses -- with which the suburban sopranos will doubtless break the serenity of the suburban nights this summer -- were of a "sloppy" sentimentality combined with a kind of hypersexual idiocy unparalleled except in an English ballad of the popular order.
We define female breasts as "hypersexual" (quotes because it's not the perfect term, but gets at the meaning).
Creation of several new diagnoses, such as hypersexual disorder and binge eating disorder.
Cheating on a spouse -- is it simple philandering or a psychological affiction? sex addiction "-- clinically known as hypersexual disorder -- has been tossed around with increasing frequency since a growing string of celebrity adulterers have blamed their affairs on what they say are uncontrollable urges.
In film portrayals of African Americans, by the early 1970s, the sexless and self-sacrificing characters played by Sidney Poitier during the civil rights era had been replaced by hypersexual superheroes who had achieved spectacular wealth by means other than “working for the Man.”
"The more we see female characters who are hypersexual, one-dimensional eye candy, sidelined, or not even there," Davis said, "the more it affects the way boys and girls think about girls."
"The hypersexual culture in which we live has one pervasive message to young adults and it is that happiness can only be derived through sex," says Lamb, co-author of Between Husband and Wife: Gospel Perspectives on Marital Intimacy.
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