Origin of satyriasis
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It is a disease which corresponds to satyriasis in men, and what I said of satyriasis applies with equal force to nymphomania.Woman
William J. Robinson
One of these is the production of a horrible disease, satyriasis, the nature of which has been previously indicated.Plain Facts for Old and Young
John Harvey Kellogg
In cases of excessive venereal desire, amounting to satyriasis, from experience I would use this remedy first.
It is well known that, while satyriasis is rare, nymphomania is comparatively common.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)
Erotomania (satyriasis and nymphomania), or abnormal exaltation of the sexual appetite.The Sexual Question
- a neurotic condition in men in which the symptoms are a compulsion to have sexual intercourse with as many women as possible and an inability to have lasting relationships with themCompare nymphomania
C17: via New Latin from Greek saturiasis; see satyr, -iasis
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Word Origin and History for satyriasis
"excessively great venereal desire in the male," 1650s, medical Latin, from Greek satyriasis, from satyros (see satyr). Also in same sense satyromania (1889).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Excessive, often uncontrollable sexual desire in a man.
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