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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 three 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 nyphomaniac woman. It turns out his dreams were caused by Repressed Memories of being 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.
  • Hybrid X 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. She and Kizuna have their first impromptu "Climax Hybrid" session in volume 5, because it was an emergency situation. But 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 dissapating, 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."
  • 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 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.
  • Uchi no Musume ni Te o Dasu na! 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.

    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.

    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.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In the final season of Cheers Sam realizes he's a sex addict and starts going to meetings.
  • 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.
  • In the second season of Six Feet Under, 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 seemlessly 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.

  • 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

    Video Games 
  • 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..."

    Web Comics 
  • 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 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.

    Western Animation 
  • Cyrill 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.

Alternative Title(s): Sex Addiction, Nymphomania


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