hypersexuality

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hyper- +‎ sexuality

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hypersexuality (usually uncountable, plural hypersexualities)

  1. The desire for sexual activity at levels high enough to be considered clinically significant.
    Antonym: hyposexuality
    • 2010, Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Elsevier (→ISBN), page 96:
      For example, there are many reports of hypersexuality following traumatic brain injury to frontal regions. Although disinhibition is one common consequence of frontal lesions, not all frontal lesions will result in hypersexuality, []

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