Hypersexuality in men: where is the norm and where is the ailment

overexcited man in bed with women

The concept of "overexcitement in men" can be seen from two points of view: strong situational (temporary) sexual desire, which in the absence of implementation leads to painful sensations and a constant increase in libido (satyriasis, hypersexuality). In the latter case, permanent sexual arousal does not go away after ejaculation and significantly worsens the quality of life: the man is unable to concentrate on any activity, he is nervous, depressed. Such hypersexuality, in fact, is similar to priapism - an unreasonable painful erection that does not subside after ejaculation. The reasons can be both physiological and psychogenic.

Causes and symptoms of hypersexuality

In young people, frequent sexual arousal, up to spontaneous ejaculation, is normal due to increased testosterone levels. This is the so-called pubertal hypersexuality. The main symptoms are:

  • Sensation of enlargement of the genitals ("ringing eggs");
  • Increased sensitivity of the erogenous zones;
  • Intermittent fever, sweating;
  • Increased urination, often accompanied by aching pain in the lower abdomen and lower back.

Urologists do not usually attach much importance to complaints of hypersexuality if they come from young patients. Doctors send them to a psychologist, but in case they prescribe tests for genital infections.

Abnormal hypersexuality can be congenital (primary) or acquired. The congenital form of hypersexuality can be associated with pathologies of the central nervous system, endocrine disorders and mental disorders. The acquired form is divided into physiological and pathological. In the first case, the increase in sexual desire can be caused by stress or by high levels of testosterone in the blood.

The pathological form, as a rule, develops against the background of organic pathologies of the central nervous system. They are caused by:

  1. Neuroinfection (encephalitis, meningitis).
  2. Trauma to the head.
  3. Vascular lesions and brain tumors.
  4. Intoxication caused by the use of alcohol or drugs.

Hypersexuality in adulthood can be caused by endocrine disorders - an excess of stress hormones or testosterone (due to hyperfunction of the testes or adrenal cortex).

Hypersexuality of a neurotic nature develops on the basis of a feeling of one's own inferiority, of a lack of confidence in one's own male solvency. The constant desire for sexual intercourse in this case is an unconscious attempt to prove to oneself and others that there are no problems with intimate life.

The increase in hypersexuality of a neurotic nature can occur in men of retirement age during the period of extinction of sexual function. In this case, the reason is an unconscious desire to "stay in the ranks", to make up for what he may have missed in his youth.

The difference between normal and pathological hypersexuality

The boundary between hypersexuality caused by a strong sexual constitution and caused by a pathological condition is arbitrary. Some men need sex every day and more than once. It is normal for the process to bring pleasure and satisfaction and professional, creative and social activity is not affected (developed needs structure). In this case, we can speak of a high level of vital energy and not of pathological overexcitation.

Primary natural hypersexuality may be due to genetic characteristics. Men whose fathers were sexually active are more likely to follow in their footsteps.

Satyriasis is an obsessive and painful urge for sex that is almost impossible to get rid of. Over time, these men tend towards sexual perversion, as normal relationships become too bland for them. Hardly any time is devoted to other aspects of life. Such hypersexuality can be imaginary or manic. The latter form is much more difficult to correct.

The physiological symptoms of hypersexuality in adult men are similar to those of puberty:

  • Prolonged erection even by a fleeting erotic image, fantasy;
  • Premature ejaculation;
  • Sensations of traction in the lower abdomen.

A significant difference between pathology and norm is that men with a strong sexual constitution are able to quickly switch to other types of activities (work, daily life) immediately after satisfying their physiological sexual need. Pathological hypersexuality literally makes you immediately seek the possibility of new sexual relations.

Shaking and pain in the testicles

Testicular pain from unrealized sexual arousal occurs in many men, not necessarily hypersexual. The degree of discomfort is different for everyone. The pain can be so severe that it is difficult for a man to walk. This is due to excessive blood flow to the genitals, which leads to pinching of the nerve endings. It is sufficient for the patient to relax or use an anesthetic or antispasmodic agent.

The cause of pain during overexcitation can be varicocele or genital infections, the activity of which weakens the testicular tissue, disrupts their normal structure. If the symptom appears regularly, you should consult a urologist.

If, with overexcitement, discomfort in the groin is already clearly felt, masturbation or sex will not bring relief. Conversely, orgasm can be blurry and ejaculation can be very painful. The pain will be felt for about another two hours, and in some men it will not subside for several days. You can relieve discomfort with aspirin. Peppermint tea will help relax smooth muscles.

The only way to prevent pain is to avoid being overstimulated. If you are on a date without intimacy, but sexual affection is not ruled out, then it is best to ejaculate early. It sounds strange, but this option is better than then due to the "rollback" to experience many hours of acute pain, which literally shuts off from normal life.

Other hypersexuality problems

Increased anxiety in men, the inability to control the degree of sexual desire can become a serious problem. With any provocation, even in a public place, an erection occurs, which can be difficult to hide.

Absurd situations often arise: sexual overexcitation during foreplay (often accompanied by the release of lubricant from Cooper's glands) ends with the penis falling out during introduction or premature ejaculation even earlier.

Hypersexuality prevents you from focusing on important business issues. Such men are unable to focus attention, show initiative, which is why they often lose promising jobs.

How to get rid of obsessive hypersexuality

Treatment for hypersexuality depends on the cause. Physiological factors must be eliminated first. To do this, you should start with a visit to the urologist, make sure that there are no pathologies of the reproductive system, check the level of hormones. A neuropathologist (neurologist) will help identify problems with the brain and spinal cord.

Psychogenic hypersexuality is treated by psychologists-sexologists. You can help the patient only if he himself is aware of the problem and wants to get rid of it. The choice of methods depends on how rich a man's intimate life is, how, in addition to sex, he can enjoy, what efforts he is ready to make for treatment. If the patient is unable to focus and interact with a psychologist, hypnosis is used. In parallel with psychotherapeutic methods, if necessary, antidepressants, sedatives and hypnotics are prescribed.

What to do at home

Sexual arousal can haunt you from morning to night. If hypersexuality is not caused by physical conditions, you can try the following methods to reduce it:

  1. Take a cool shower, empty your bladder, or carry out daily activities. It should be remembered that morning erection is a normal phenomenon, a sign of the absence of vascular impotence.
  2. It is advisable to dedicate all the free time during the day. Resistance training (moderate cardio, low-weight reps) can help relieve sexual tension. Exercises with heavy weights, squats, work on mixing and lifting the legs, on the contrary, will lead to activation of the genitals.
  3. Before going to bed, it is advisable to take a sedative so that the psycho-emotional activity begins to slow down.

You can try to cope with hypersexuality with the help of decoctions of sedative herbs or pharmaceutical herbal preparations. It is important to consider that such funds, especially valerian, begin to work only after several days of regular use (cumulative effect).

If hypersexuality is provoked by alcohol or drug intoxication, without eliminating bad habits, the condition cannot be corrected. You can help the body with the removal of toxic substances by taking enterosorbents.


Overexcitation, hypersexuality is much worse than decreased libido. In the latter case, many men lead a full-fledged social life, achieve success in professional activities, without paying much attention to the lack of sex. Addiction to it renders a person emotionally (and subsequently physically) disabled. True hypersexuality rarely develops. Basically, men themselves cultivate in their mind the need to enter into sexual relations. Such thoughts are implanted by a certain information environment, environment. Experts believe that the higher a person's level of intellectual development, as well as the degree of employment, the less likely they are to develop any kind of mental addiction.