There have been few studies on the link between the disorder and hypersexuality, but it's currently estimated that anywhere from 25 to 80 percent of individuals with bipolar disorder will experience symptoms of hypersexuality during manic periods.A manic period is a portion of time during which a person with bipolar disorder experiences extreme highs, such as inflated energy, racing thoughts, and feelings of invincibility.As Worth notes, this is NOT how to handle a crisis of this sort.By deleting the email they've only made the entire thing more interesting.I open it up, and it's a sarcastic diatribe basically saying he won't miss me for the 10 days I'm gone.Attached is a SPREADSHEET of all the times he has tried to initiate sex since June 1st, with a column for my 'excuses,' using verbatim quotes of why I didn't feel like having sex at that very moment. "If someone had constructed a spreadsheet of reasons why I wouldn't have sex with them, it would make me instantly want to pounce on their c--k and worship them like the god of sex they clearly are," one user wrote sarcastically.
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But the numerous ways in which hypersexuality can manifest in a person makes it very difficult for mental health experts to classify it, which contributes to the false belief that hypersexuality is not a condition or symptom at all, but simply a lack of morality or self-control in the afflicted person.
Clinically, hypersexuality has been defined as a dysfunctional preoccupation with sexual fantasy, often in combination with the obsessive pursuit of casual or non-intimate sex; pornography, compulsive masturbation, romantic intensity, and objectified partner sex for a period of at least six months.
At least, that's how Andy Behrman, author of the 2003 memoir, "Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania" described the condition to BP Hope, a online publication dedicated to bipolar disorder issues.
Can I get myself to a place where I’m fully satisfied sexually? As much as I want to shop, buy, and make money, that’s as much as I want to have sex.”This is what it's like to be bipolar and experience the symptom of hypersexuality.