In a proposed diagnosis for the DSM-V, Hypersexual Disorder is defined as a “sexual desire disorder with an impulsivity component.” In 2010, the American Psychiatric Association released a draft of symptoms that may define sex addiction, formally known as Hypersexual Disorder. Since Hypersexual Disorder is a relatively new disorder, it would be interesting to learn more about its signs and symptoms, such as obsession with sex, excessive use of phone sex services, and frequent one-night stands. Read on to get the full list of signs and symptoms of Hypersexual Disorder!
10. Excessive masturbation
Excessive masturbation is one of the most common early sex addiction signs. PsychCentral reports that it’s about how you’re living your life instead of how often you masturbate. As long as masturbation remains simply a part of your life and does not take over daily activities, then you don’t have a problem. People with Hypersexual Disorder often masturbate to escape problems in their lives or relationships, and they usually masturbate during other sexual activity, like viewing pornography or talking to a phone sex operator.