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Sabine: ...Do I really seem like I would get hung up on who you sleep with? Heck, I had sex four times while I was away.
Nale: You—you were gone for four hours!
Sabine: Yeah, well, I had errands to run, too.

A character for whom sex is an obsession, bordering on unhealthy. Perhaps the character Really Gets Around, thinking they'll find fulfillment, but instead they're left empty. Or perhaps they use sex to cover up deep-seated emotional issues. Or maybe they're just simply addicted and pursue sex compulsively. Whatever the reason, this person just doesn't feel at ease if they go more than a day without screwing. The term for this particular condition is hypersexuality, which is divided into nymphomania (for women) and satyriasis (for men).


Often overlaps with Really Gets Around, when a character has screwed or been screwed by quite a few people. Compare Anything That Moves when a character will screw if it has a pulse... or maybe even if it doesn't. Also comparable to All Men Are Perverts and All Women Are Lustful. Usually standard operating procedure for Horny Devils, especially if they have a particularly large "appetite".

No Real Life Examples, Please!, both due to the theme and to the libelous potential.



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    Anime & Manga 
  • Played for Drama in The Feelings We All Must Endure, when Asuna Yagi is revealed to have an extreme case of sex addiction, craving it pretty much every waking moment (Word of God even says that she is an Embodiment of Vice for Lust). It is what ultimately ruins her relationship with her long-time girlfriend, and they break up despite still being very much in love with each other.
  • Tamura from Bokura no Hentai is a teenage boy who is depicted as overly sexual. It started out with erotic dreams of him as a nymphomaniac woman. It turns out his dreams were caused by Repressed Memories of being abused by an older neighbor boy while crossdressing. After Tamura broke off his sexual relationship with an abusive senpai, he began having casual sex with men and tries to bed with all the designated-male-at-birth characters. Even as an adult he's shown to still be this way but he isn't happy with it.
  • Prince Valdrigr of Crimson Spell appears to be this. His demon self at least has the excuse of being something close to a Horny Devil, but his human self proves almost as insatiable. When his Love Interest, Havi, becomes determined to end demon and human Vald's arguing by having a threesome, we see the trio dozing happily in the afterglow, with Havi wearing a self-satisfied smirk. Then both Valds sit up and demand to know when he'll be ready to go another round, and Havi starts to sweat. By the time they return to the human world, the twin Valds are carrying Havi.
    Halrein: (shaking him by the collar) Halvir? What happened? Were you defeated by the enemy?!
    Havi: There's nothing left....Not even one drop....
  • Hybrid × Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia: Kizuna's older sister, Reiri, has the highest HHG level of all the girls at the academy, which also gives her an equally high sex drive.
    • Kizuna installs Reiri's 'Ros-core (LN chapter 8) in what became a marathon of consecutive Climax Hybrid sessionsnote . According to the narration, the combined energy released from their final mutual orgasm was so intense that it obliterated the Love Room.
    • By the final volume, they have sex almost every day, usually for hours at a time. It causes Aine and the others to complain that Reiri's monopolizing Kizuna since he has a responsibility to perform CH sessions with them too.
  • Maken-ki!: By her own admission, Love Espada is always in heat and willing to let anyone f*ck her. Chapter 111 illustrates the extent of her carnality by allowing the apparitions in the Lust Swamp to sexually assault her, but her own lusts proves too great even for them. The apparitions only manage to last a few minutes before dissipating, leaving Espada wanting for more.
    Espada: "They went and disappeared right after I did them a favor. I would've awakened to something new if they had just stayed for a bit longer. The real ones would've tormented me to no end and they'd continue to <bleep> me and <bleep> me ♥. I should go see them once this is over."
  • Monster Musume: Several species, like the Alraune (flower dryads), lamia (especially the Melusine tribe), and satyrs have a much higher libido than normal.
  • Shimoneta: The moment Tanukichi accidentally kissed Anna set off her long-repressed hormones like a dam bursting. From then on, she becomes so horny that she habitually leaks excess amounts of vaginal fluid (or as she calls it, "Love Nectar") whenever she's aroused. By episode 11, she literally has to shower multiple times per day as a result.
    Anna: [sighs wistfully] No matter how much my love nectar flows, there's always more to clean from my loins...
  • The Testament of Sister New Devil: Chisato's status as a high-level angel endows her with immense power and an equally impressive libido. Completing her master/servant contract with her nephew, Basara, required him to screw her into submission, so she created a space-time barrier for them. An entire "year" passed before he succeeded in conditioning her body to respond to his touch alone and her lust had finally been sated.
  • Don't Meddle with My Daughter! stars a mother/daughter duo of superheroines, who are publicly hailed as paragons of virtue, justice, and beauty. The public doesn't realize that they're literally goddesses, or that they secretly have raging libidos:
    • In chapter 2, Athena gets captured and raped by the giant plant monster. However, it doesn't realize who it is dealing with. Athena's orgasm is so intense, that the plant monster can't contain the energy from it, causing it to spontaneously explode.
    • And during the "Amazing Eighth Wonder" epilogue story, Clara becomes possessed by a phallic parasite that causes her to seek out strong, fertile women. So she uses it as a strap-on to bang her secret crush, Mei, 'til the latter collapses, then moves onto N.U.D.E's HQ. By the time Athena arrives to answer the distress call, she finds the entire staff passed out naked on the floor... and Clara still isn't satisfied.
  • In Naruto, Jiraiya has a reputation as "The Pervy Sage," writing dirty books, and even spending Naruto's money (despite being a millionaire himself) on entertaining prostitutes, after having warned Naruto about the evils of "wine, women, and song" no less!
  • Tayu-Tayu:
    • Seen and discussed between Haruka and her younger twin sister, Sayaka, during chapter 6. Haruka explains (to Reiji) that she and her sister were sexually frustrated because all the boys their age moved away, leaving them no other outlet besides masturbation and each other. Later, during the orgy in chapter 7, Haruka comments on her sister's sexual prowess twice and says it's addictive, whereas Sayaka's lust is almost soley fixated on her. Which is why it's become near impossible for them to be in the same room without tearing each other's clothes off.
    • Also applies to Reiji's harem as a whole. Each of the girls (including the aforementioned twins) are shown to be perpetually horny and regularly engage in all manner of sex, from monogamous to threesomes to full-on orgies. By the final chapter, Reiji has to satisfy them on a daily basis, usually for half a day or longer. At the end of each session, he's left physically exhausted while the girls are still raring to go, so he resorts to taking a homebrewed aphrodisiac just to keep up with their demands.
  • In the Hentai Jiburiru the Devil Angel, the rules state that only women can become angels that battle demons, and to recharge her power she needs to have sexual intercourse, while new powers can be attained by using different sexual techniques. Her boyfriend uses this as an excuse to have sex as frequently as possible, which comes in handy whenever the villains attack as she's always powered up. However, when a succubus decides to intervene, she seduces the boyfriend so as to leave him too drained to power up his girlfriend. However, when he hears his girlfriend cry for help, he leaves the succubus in the middle of a session, and runs to help his girlfriend. The succubus laments that she wasn't able to drain him, and that she's impressed with how much energy he has.

    Comic Book 
  • One of the Lanfeust artbooks mentions a newly-crowned young and energetic Darshanid emperor who filled his harem with the most volcanic-tempered women in his lands. Two weeks later, the poor bastard was on the verge of death and had to be slowly nursed back to health.

    Fan Works 
  • In Ultra Fast Pony, Spitfire is implied to be addicted: in "Top Dumb", her husband gives her oral sex for hours on end, and she insists she's still not satisfied.
  • In New Tamaran, Supergirl is quite proud of hers. She's a peeping tom, thinks mostly dirty thoughts, has had sex every day since losing her virginity, uses her super-senses to make the act perfect every time, her list of partners includes every other sidekick and most Honorary Titans, and has an open relationship with Jimmy Olsen. None of this prevents her from being a sweet, kind-hearted, inspiring superheroine.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Blades of Glory, Chazz is a sex addict. It's played for laughs as he attends a recovery group for other sex addicts... who all start screwing each other as soon as the meeting is over.
  • Nymphomaniac. The title says it all; it's about a girl who is addicted to sex.
  • Black Snake Moan has Rae, a nymphomaniac struggling with her sex addiction and other psychological problems now that her boyfriend Ronnie has gone off to the military.
  • Don Jon is about Jon Martello, Jr., a modern-day Don Juan who loves his body, his pad, his ride, his family, his church, his boys, his girls and, most especially, his porn. But soon he realizes his life is feeling rather empty, so he decides to try searching for a more meaningful relationship while learning about himself in the process.
  • Shame has Brandon Sullivan, a 30-something yuppie New Yorker suffering from sex addiction. Things only get worse for him when his little sister, Sissy (Carey Mulligan), shows up and insists on staying with him. His life then spirals out of control.
  • The Other Wiki and IMDb have various other titles about sex addiction here and here.

  • In the Modesty Blaise novel The Night of Morningstar, Earl St. Maur's wife is a woman of "lusty appetites". As her husband is frequently away on business, she's having an affair with a neighbour to keep her appetites fed. Several times a day, apparently. She also makes a move on the messenger who visits the estate at the end of the novel to inform her that her husband is dead.
  • Amerei Frey, a noblewoman from A Song of Ice and Fire is a nymphomaniac, which greatly reduces her value in an Arranged Marriage between House Frey and House Lannister as she was once found bedding down in a stable with three grooms.
    Jaime: Lady Amerei's mother is a Darry. Our uncle thought she'd help Lancel win the Darry smallfolk.
    Daven: How, by fucking them? You know why they call her Gatehouse Ami? She raises her portcullis for every knight who happens by. Lancel had best find an armorer to make him a horned helm.
  • Martin Silenus from the Hyperion Cantos, at some point in his life, underwent extensive body modifications into a satyr. Changes to his sexual apparatus were included. He stated that he "learned what "priapic" and "satyriasis" really mean" during that time.
  • In The Belgariad, the Nyissan queens suffer this as a side effect of their youth-sustaining drugs, to the extent that all the palace staff have to be eunuchs. After the last Queen Salmissra is turned into a serpent by Polgara, she's quite relieved to be free of the mess of hormones.
  • In Book Two of Portals of Infinity, "The God Game", a a group of Champions portal-hop from world to world on a quest in service of their various gods. Each world is different from each other, with some being so different that natural laws and living creatures work by entirely different rules. Their Champion powers compensate for this by transforming them into a form that blends in seamlessly with that world. Cue an instance upon which the group passes through a portal and immediately commence a massive orgy. It's only after they've utterly exhausted themselves that they regain enough faculty to transform back into their true forms to assess what happened; it turned out that the rules of this world changed the men into satyrs and the women into nymphs with irresistible urges to mate with each other. They realize that they'd been having sex for entire days without rest, food or water, and had actually come very, very close to killing themselves with sex.
  • In Jackie Boy, both Jackie and Morgan describe themselves as hypersexual.
  • To Sail Beyond the Sunset: Maureen Johnson is choosy about her sexual partners, but she still goes through them like toilet paper.
  • The Clive Barker short story "The Age of Desire" plays this for horror, as a test subject is injected with a drug that boosts his libido exponentially. He becomes so possessed by lust he murders people with his bare hands in the course of trying to have sex with them.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Cheers: Sam finally realizes he's a sex addict and starts going to meetings.
    • In the spin-off Frasier, the titular character's brother Niles has shown to have this for at least two episodes.
  • Lexx: Zev/Xev. Her Love Slave transformation gives her an amplified appetite for sex, and the infusion of Cluster lizard makes her especially aggressive in seeking it.
  • Ugly Betty has Daniel Meade who is heavily implied to be one - in fact, the main reason why Betty was employed was to get Daniel to stop sleeping with his assistants. Betty later gets a boyfriend in the third season, Matt, who refuses to get intimate with her initially - and it's discovered that he's still receiving treatment for his sex addiction.
  • Six Feet Under: In the second season, Brenda admits to sex addiction after repeatedly having casual sex while engaged to Nate, and goes to a twelve-step group for it. It's strongly implied that the real problem was her fear of commitment driving her to sabotage the relationship.
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has featured a handful of these over the years as both victims and perpetrators. When Stabler (of course) scoffs at the idea that sex addiction should be an excuse for rape, Dr. Huang makes it clear that he does NOT believe that, only that it may explain such behavior.
  • St. Elsewhere: In "The Children's Hour", Mrs. Dowd is a nymphomaniac whose propensity to have sex with her husband Ramon, a traction patient, almost leads Helen to ban her from the hospital. Ehrlich is sympathetic and has Luther find the Dowds somewhere quiet and out of the way. To Ehrlich's consternation, Luther puts them in Dr. Craig's office as he is at a Soviet-American medical conference. However, Dr. Craig returns to St. Eligius a day ahead of schedule as the conference ended early due to someone (possibly him) making a Red joke. Ehrlich and Luther are forced to hide the Dowds. Dr. Craig does not find what was his office was being used for in his absence but he does find Mrs. Dowd's underwear in his chair.

  • The Buzzcocks song "Orgasm Addict":
    You're a kid Casanova, you're-a no Joseph
    It's a labor of love, fucking yourself to death
    Orgasm addict, you're an orgasm addict
  • "Can't Get Enough" by the Scorpions is all about the subject, like many of their songs.
    Move you legs stamp your feet
    The language of your body
    Is right now all I need
    To understand you're ready for love (are you ready for love?)
    I can't get enough
  • Duke Sateriasis Venomania, as pretty blatantly described in his song (or its rather faithful English dub, if that's your preference). It probably helps that he literally has to keep on screwing to feed the demon he is possessed by, the actual Demon of Lust.
    The libido dying in darkness falls plentiful
    Infinitely, passion spreading, without an ending
    Real or trick? We’re making it stick; we know how to be
    New and fresh, we’re making humanity cry and bleed

    Hating God, yet making love like fallen angels
    Here, the King of the Night, it’s the madness that I always felt right

    Mythology and Religion 
  • From Classical Mythology, we have a lot of these—Zeus and Aphrodite as the most infamous examples—but Eos, the titaness of the dawn, takes the cake; after flirting with Ares, she was cursed by his lover Aphrodite with an unquenchable lust for anything even vaguely shaped like a man—since then, Eos has slept with (or raped) countless men in her desperation to get her fill of it.

    Tabletop Games 
  • FAPP takes place in the setting of Jizzral, where everyone and everything is infected by a phenomenon known as "The Fappening" that causes near-immortality, sexual physical mutations, and, of course, greatly increased libido. It can be a paradise or a living hell depending on the amount of sexual freedom in the area you live, with Puritanica, home of the Prudes, landing squarely in the latter camp.

    Video Games 
  • The Intoners in Drakengard 3 all have supercharged sex drives and a male Disciple to help meet their needs, though each exhibits the trope in different ways. Five is the most openly lustful, to the point of raping Dito and flirting with the woman trying to kill her, while Four tries to suppress her desires as The Fake Cutie, which has left her a psychological mess and given Decadus a neglect play fetish. Three is now more interested in Playing with Syringes than sex, much to the consternation of Octa, Two is Sickeningly Sweethearts with Cent, and One tries to act above such earthly urges, but will sate them in secret (with her Opposite-Sex Clone, no less). Zero is no different, openly boasts "I kill my sisters. I take their men," and amasses a Battle Harem from the Disciples of her slain siblings. This is all due to the fact that Zero had been sold into prostitution before being infected by the Flower, which resurrected her after her execution and created the other Intoners based upon aspects of her personality and modeled after women Zero knew in life. Five for example represents her materialism, while Four is her Madonna–Whore Complex made flesh.
  • Mass Effect: Ardat-Yakshi are basically "Succubi...In Space". They're members of the asari species (who have the ability to mate with any species via Mind Meld) born with a genetic mutation which leaves them sterile and, after mating, they burn out their partners' nervous system while greatly increasing their psychic abilities. We're told that this is euphoric and addictive to the Ardat-Yakshi, meaning that the most powerful and ruthless of them also have the largest sex drive.
  • The Witcher: Succubi are entirely Non Malicious Monsters whose only goal is to have sex as often as possible. The only real "danger" they pose is coercing humans into having so much sex with them that they die from exhaustion. The quote from their bestiary entry in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt goes thusly:
    "Again?! Good grief, woman, I’m spent..."

  • Chainsawsuit: the comic "Addiction and the Human Toll" depicts the protagonist of Least I Could Do as a realistic sex addict. The Rant further drives the point home by giving a dry, clinical description of sex addiction.
    The behavior is commonly brought on by unresolved feelings of shame, anger, or unresolved conflict. this ritualized, life-interrupting need for sexual conquest is an attempt to resolve these feelings in an unhealthy way.
  • The Order of the Stick: Sabine is the succubus ("an evil incarnation of illicit sex", to quote Sabine herself) girlfriend of Nale, leader of the Linear Guild — the villainous counterparts to our heroes. At one point, she catches Nale seducing his twin brother Elan's girlfriend and confronts him... for trying to kill her by himself instead of murdering as a couple as they always do. When Nale is surprised that she's not jealous that he almost had sex with another woman, she scoffs at that and says she's had sex four times since the last time they saw each other. When Nale points out that this was only hours ago, she says it would've been more, but she was busy.
  • Exaggerated in Girly, with El Chupacabra, who literally can't live without almost constantly having sex as his libido is directly tied to his life force. As a result, he and Autumn end up getting a divorce while on their honeymoon and switch over to an open relationship to keep him from dying.

    Web Original 
  • In the second season of Burning Love, Paul Rudd guest-stars as Annie's fiance, who tells her moments after she accepts his proposal that, by the way, he's a sex addict who has had literally thousands of partners. Not surprisingly, the engagement doesn't last long.
  • The character of El Bananero is stated as a sex addict, usually seen watching a lot of porn, masturbating in every moment he can and also he Really Gets Around, especially with women. Also, there're characters despised as this in his Trailerazos series as Harry Potter and Bella Swan.
  • The Fae in the Faeophobia setting are very, very eager to have sex with humans, and often cause problems like public orgies. Humans who are exposed to too much magic also end up this way.

    Western Animation 
  • Cyril from Archer is apparently actually diagnosed with sex addiction between seasons 1 and 2, after a few... well, several incidents of cheating on Lana. Everyone tells him it's not a real thing.
  • Glenn Quagmire from Family Guy. His "body count" is somewhere in the thousands (at least), and some of his exploits were questionable at best and illegal at worst. It's because he's trying to cover up hurt from a failed relationship with a celebrity. In an Alternate Timeline, where he's the one married to Lois, Meg takes after him.

Alternative Title(s): Sex Addiction, Nymphomania


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