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.