10 Shocking Facts About Nymphomaniacs You Never Knew
“Some things are better than sex, and some are worse, but there’s nothing exactly like it,” said W.C.Fields. Nymphomania is known as a sex addiction and is a very serious matter that can be treated. A person suffering from nymphomania has been described by a famous sex researcher Dr Alfred Kinsey as someone who has more sex than you. We’ve gathered top ten most shocking facts about nymphomaniacs that you surely didn’t even consider before, but will blow your mind.
It’s A Girl’s Club
The term nymphomania only applies to females. It comes from Greek mythology where nymphs were these minor deities represented as beautiful maidens. There’s also a term for men that are not able to control their sexual desires but it’s completely unknown to the general population. Scientists claim we know only about nymphos and not about satyros because men’s willingness to engage in constant sexual activity is considered normal, while in women’s case it is deemed an abnormality.
Too Much Of A Good Thing
In Victorian times it was considered that eating rich food, consuming too much chocolate, dwelling on impure thoughts, reading novels, or masturbating overstimulated women’s delicate nerve fibers and led to nymphomania. The doctors were so concerned about these nerve fibers that some critics even feared any of these actions would lead to women getting too excited for their own good.
It’s All In Women’s Heads
There’s always been and there still are some people who believe that the shape of a person’s head can decide on their actions. Phrenologists believe that the faculty concerned with physical love and sexual attraction is positioned on the lower back of the head, behind the ears. So if the back of your head is big, that automatically means you literally have too much sex in the brain. Of course, these claims have been shut down by scientists many times.
Nymphomaniacs Are Basically Sex Addicts
In the past, the term “nymphomaniac” or “nympho” used to be applied to people who had a lot of sexual desire and practiced sex very frequently. Nowadays, the term is not scientifically meaningful simply because there are no specific criteria that would define it as there is no way to determine how much sexual desire or activity is too much. Instead, we call people who have very high sex drives hypersexual and often the synonyms are sexual addiction and compulsivity. Research has shown that only around 8% of the total population of men and 3% of women are sexually addicted.
Nymphos Are Sick
It is still quite normal for media to be supporting the belief that one false step will send a “normal” woman spiraling into an over-sexed state. The media still reports about woman who, for example, claim that a fall from her Wii Fit board turned her into a nymphomaniac. There’s also been front page headlines where one nymphomaniac claimed that she became the victim of her doctor’s inappropriate bedside manner and that’s what has made her into a sex addict.
Nymphomaniacs Can’t Be Good Girlfriends
While nymphos are considered great material for movies, Playboy and fantasies, in real life they are not considered good girlfriend material. Apparently, they can be quite exhausting, if a comment on a site MidLifeBachelor is anything to go by: “Get what you can out of your relationship with a nymphomaniac woman – and be prepared to cut your losses in a hurry, and move on… sleep with her quickly, and then vanish into thin air as if you were never there to begin with.”
Bible Says Nymphomania Is A Sin
“Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it bring forth death” (James 1: 14 – 15). Modern Christian sites provide advice on how to overcome the struggles that are connected with addictions to pornography, masturbation, cybersex, and similar sexual practices, all practices that are completely ungodly, of course.
Nymphomania Is Not Actually A Sin
Some religions see nymphomania as a route to redemption or a celebration of marriage. Apparently, the best “cure” for nymphomania is marriage, as consummating the marriage knows no limits, and therefore cannot ever be too much. At least that’s what many Christian sites teach us. In Buddhism, however, there is not really any good or bad actions, there are merely those actions that bring us greater happiness and those that bring us greater pain and nymphomania is a desire that has gone way beyond normal limits but isn’t treated as a sin.
Nymphomania Isn’t Just Fun
Even though the whole concept of nymphomania has it’s obvious attractions, it can also be quite dangerous and sometimes very expensive. Some negative sides of nymphomania are exposure to sexually transmitted diseases, debt, legal problems and damaged relationships. It can also interfere with one’s work and social life and can lead to loss of reputation in the society which may result in vulnerability, anxiety and depression.
Nymphomaniacs Don’t Really Enjoy Sex
There’s a common belief that when enjoyed too much, your passion stops being enjoyable. Just think about it, if you are compelled to do something all the time, can you even enjoy it? For a chocolate lover, eating chocolate too much and too often would make one bored of the flavor very fast. Scientists claim that for many addicts, the addiction becomes a way to numb out painful feelings, kill time or to stop feeling lonely.