Hypersexuality is, from my personal experience, an overwhelming compulsion and addiction to sex and sexual content. The temptation to act out is so strong I can practically feel it on my skin and taste it on my tongue. I have to actively resist what my body is essentially trying to do on autopilot. In fact, the definition of hypersexuality includes that the individual has made attempts to stop the behavior to no avail. It can lead to some incredibly reckless, self-destructive and downright dangerous behavior.
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Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder in which a person experiences drastic mood swings — from feeling elated, energetic, and risky to feeling sad and disinterested. When someone with bipolar disorder is having a manic episode, impulsive, reckless sexual behaviors and significantly increased sex drive are quite common. Hypersexuality can exist as a sign of bipolar disorder or on its own. Also referred to as compulsive sexual behavior or sexual addiction, hypersexuality is described as a dysfunctional preoccupation with sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviors that are difficult to control.
New research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that hypersexual disorder -- known popularly as sex addiction -- can be linked to hyperactive stress systems. In a stress regulation test using the cortisone drug dexamethasone, men with hypersexual disorder showed higher levels of stress hormones than controls, a finding that the researchers hope will contribute to improved therapy for this patient group. The results are published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.
So I'm in a relationship with someone with a higher than average sex drive and I'm ace. We have talked many times about how physical intimacy is a major part of how they connect and how I'm not really into sex and it stresses me out. But it still feels like they aren't hearing me. Whenever the topic comes up the bring up how long its been, how they are need release at least every week. As for your question, yes, in my opinion, you should break up.