9. Obsession with sex
Hypersexual Disorder causes its patients to become obsessed with sex to the point that it takes over their lives. They spend an extraordinary amount of time fantasizing about their sexual urges and engaging in sexual behavior. Dr. Steven J. Seay, a clinical psychologist in the U.S., explains that sexual obsessions are very common in people suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). These sexual obsessions involve “unwanted thoughts, ideas, impulses, or images focusing on sexual content.” While individuals with Hypersexual Disorder feel guilt, shame, hopelessness, and depression, individuals with OCD and sexual symptoms see themselves as digusting, deviant, or evil.