http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2050027-1,00.html

“The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is debating whether sex addiction should be added to its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2050027,00.html#ixzz1F0wYKMPh

Nymphomania: A Study of the Oversexed Woman,by Albert Ellis and Edward Sagarin,published in 1964, “popularized the locution nymphomaniac as a slur against unreserved women, and it inspired a 1975 follow-up by a UCLA psychoanalyst, Dr. Robert Stoller, who introduced the term Don Juanism to describe unbridled male promiscuity.”

“Today the proposed APA definition of hypersexual disorder says you have an illness if you spend so much time pursuing intercourse or masturbation as to interfere with your job or other important activities. According to the working language of the diagnosis, “repetitively engaging” in sexual behaviors when you are anxious, depressed or stressed would be considered a major warning sign for the disorder.”

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