Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Nymphomania/Sex Addiction

No description
by

Jerlyne Ong

on 3 April 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Nymphomania/Sex Addiction

Nymphomania
What is it?
Also known as hyper-sexuality.
Dysfunctional preoccupation with sexual fantasy; the inability to manage one's sexual behaviour.
Based on behaviours that are destructive; distress and disturbances in normal social functioning, much like other addictions.
May include porn, voyeurism, extramarital affairs, rape, etc…
Causes
Neurological
Biological
Psychoanalytic model
Role of attachment styles
Biological Causes
Stimulant-response conditioning, or conditioned emotional response process.
Reduction theory (like homeostasis).
Sexual drive based on our need to reproduce.
Hormones
Libido
Testosterone
Neurological Causes
Neural pathways involved in drug/alcohol addictions are the same as those involved in sex addiction.
Role of neurotransmitters, neurochemicals, neural pathways & certain parts of the brain.
Dopamine, reward centres, endorphins, etc.
ADHD
Hyper-sexuality & dopamine.
Attraction
Attachment Styles
Secure vs. insecure attachment
3 types of insecure adult romantic attachment styles:
Preoccupied attachment
Fearful-avoidant attachment
Dismissing-avoidant attachment
On less securely attached people:
Believe they’re less attractive, less likely to be in steady relationship.
Higher chance of infidelity, have more sexual partners.
On Nymphomania
Actual disorder or a social construct?
Women seen as pure, modest, and passionless with regards to sex.
Satyriasis: rare and mild, nymphomania: more common and severe.
Behavioural double standard.
Males having sex = good, "stud", "the man", etc...
Females having sex = "whore"/"ho"/"slut"/I don’t know what other terms exist…
Psychoanalytic Model
Oedipal complex - Peter Trachtenberg
Casanova complex, insecurity of maleness.
Electra complex - Jane Carpincto
Replacement of the mother, union with the symbolic Father figure.
"Black rage" - Grier & Cobbs
Seek outing out of white women by young Black males, cause of violence against Black women by Black males.
Full transcript