satyriasis

[ sey-tuh-rahy-uh-sis, sat-uh- ]
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Origin of satyriasis

1
1620–30; <New Latin <Greek satyríāsis.See satyr, -iasis

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How to use satyriasis in a sentence

  • In men, hypersexuality was traditionally called satyriasis, while similar behavior in women was described as nymphomania.

    Are Men Crazy? | Leslie Bennetts | September 2, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Erotomania (satyriasis and nymphomania), or abnormal exaltation of the sexual appetite.

    The Sexual Question | August Forel
  • A further degree of sexual hyperæsthesia is called satyriasis in man, and nymphomania in woman.

    The Sexual Question | August Forel
  • In this case onanism is produced spontaneously as the result of psycho-sexual precocity or hereditary pathological satyriasis.

    The Sexual Question | August Forel
  • It is well known that, while satyriasis is rare, nymphomania is comparatively common.

British Dictionary definitions for satyriasis

satyriasis

/ (ˌsætɪˈraɪəsɪs) /


noun
  1. 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 them: Compare nymphomania

Origin of satyriasis

1
C17: via New Latin from Greek saturiasis; see satyr, -iasis

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