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Hello i'm 19 years old male, I am sexually too much active that I can't focus on anything everyday goes by sexual thoughts and depression I was thinking about getting a chemical castration are there any risks? And where could it be done? Thank you!

Dr.Monga Medi Clinic 93% (1907ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Delhi
Hello i'm 19 years old male, I am sexually too much active that I can't focus on anything everyday goes by sexual tho...
Dear Lybrate-user its totally normal if you are thinking about sex, at this age all hormones are on their peak levels. The urge to masturbate varies from individual to individual. Therefore you may masturbate to the extent of your satisfaction levels. However, if excess masturbation is coming in your way of daily routine, then you need to divert your attention to other activities. You may like to go for counselling which can help you overcome this habit. Please share your contact details so that we can book your appointment.
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I have suffering from hypersexuality for years now and its affecting my life adversely. I came to know that its due to high libido. How to reduce/lower libido. Are there any medicines for it? What causes high libido? What diet should I follow to control it? Kindly help me.

Dr.Aanand J 94% (28150ratings)
Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurvedic Doctor, Gulbarga
I have suffering from hypersexuality for years now and its affecting my life adversely. I came to know that its due t...
These ayurvedic medicines 1. Cap musli extra daily 2 time a day and 2. Ashwagandha churnaa 1 spoon with milk 2 time a day. And tab tentex forte daily 2 time a day.
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Hypersexuality - Everything About It!

Dr.Imran Khan 89% (3979ratings)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S), PGD(Sexual Medicine & Councelling)
Sexologist, Gurgaon
Hypersexuality - Everything About It!

When a person is preoccupied with physical fantasies to the point of dysfunction for at least six months, he or she suffers from hyper sexuality. Hyper sexuality is also known as nymphomania or compulsive sexual behavior. These sexual fantasies are usually combined with a compulsive pursuit of non-intimate or casual sex, excessive masturbation habit, pornography, objective partner sex and romantic intensity.

It is more complex than just having an unusually high sex drive because sexual activity gives the addict an intense feeling of euphoria, suppressing other thoughts which cause distress, self-loathing and shame. This interferes with the daily regimen of activities. Treatment and management of sex addiction is imperative because it is disruptive and harmful not just to you but also to others.It also damages relationships, careers and self-esteem. 

People suffering from hyper sexuality exhibit the following symptoms: 

1. They engage in compulsive masturbation
2. They frequently hire prostitutes
3. Usage of phone sex services excessively
4. They have multiple extramarital affairs
5. They plan out sexual activities excessively
6. They engage in one night stands frequently
7. They are emotionally detached from their sexual partners
8. They prefer unprotected sex
9. They obsess about an unattainable sexual partner
10. They show tendencies of paraphilia

The primary and identifiable causes of hyper sexuality are as follows:

1. Biochemical imbalances in neurotransmitters and nervous system disorders
2. Medical conditions that damage certain parts of the brain of affect brain functioning
3. Overproduction of hormones such as androgens (present in males and females) 
4. Being predisposed to hyper sexuality due to genes 
5. Altered neural pathways
6. Suffering from childhood abuse
7. Dysfunctional family dynamics

Sexual addiction is believed to be a dysfunctional adult response towards emotional or character regulatory deficits and innate personality as well as abuse, early detachment disorders and trauma. Hyper sexuality is a symptom of a lot of mental disorders such as bipolar disorder, adult attention deficit disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder. 

Sex addicts usually do not seek treatment for their addiction until the consequences of their activities are dire and have an overt negative effect on their health, relationships, finances and career. Since addicts feel ashamed and despise themselves, they usually do not seek help until they hit rock bottom. However, it is crucial to treat this disorder in order to lead a happy and fulfilling life where one is not controlled by their addiction.  You can also take the package for having safe sex.

Hyper sexuality can be treated using the following methods:

  1. Psychotherapy
  2. Group Therapy
  3. Family and couples therapy
  4. Support groups
  5. Self-help groups
  6. Medications

No self medications is recommended when you are suffering from hyper sexuality. Consulting a good sexologist is the best way of getting rid of this problem.

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Doctor shb please suggest me that kya girls ki trf attract hona galat h or pure din mind m sexual thoughts or girls hi rhti h jisse mind kharb hogya concentration khtam hogi or kam m man ni lgta m kya karu jiss m is s nikl pau or apna mind shant kru or tej kru concentration badh jaye.

Dr.S.K. Tandon 95% (47785ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG, CCCS ( CARDIOLOGY & STROKE)
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Doctor shb please suggest me that kya girls ki trf attract hona galat h or pure din mind m sexual thoughts or girls h...
dear doing so always is wrong better keep yourself busy in work. for relieving of stress , i can prescribe you for same . consult me privately , will guide u then
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Sexual Addiction - How To Manage It?

Dr.M S Haque 91% (731ratings)
BUMS
Sexologist, Kolkata
Sexual Addiction - How To Manage It?

Sexual intimacy is a normal human need. But for some, sexual behaviour becomes compulsive and gets out of control, even when people might not express it openly. Sexual addiction means the affected person repeatedly participates in a sexual activity, which causes detrimental effects on his/her relationships, job, self-esteem and overall life. It is used as an escape from unpleasant and unwanted feelings.

Like any other addiction, sexual addiction is difficult to talk about until the person accepts that there is a problem and becomes aware of how his/her behaviour is affecting their life along with the lives of people around them.

Here are some ways to help cope up with the addiction for yourself or someone you know.

  1. Accept the problem: Being aware of your condition and accepting it is the first step to recovery. Admit that you have a problem, make your mind to control it and seek timely help.
  2. Know the triggers: Awareness is the most crucial element in treating any condition. Identify the cause of your addiction. There are triggers which precede sexual behaviour, leading to your addiction. Identify these triggers and try getting rid of them. They could be certain emotions, people or situations which make you feel the urge to perform sexual activity.
  3. Seek help: It is very difficult to address any problem alone. When you think you have a problem, seek help immediately. Confide in loved ones, family or friends about your condition. Join support groups that help people with sexual addiction. Seek professional help when you feel things are going out of control. Visit a therapist who can explain the condition to you and help you find ways to deal with it.
  4. Stop feeling embarrassed: Addictions come with a lot of shame and embarrassment when you realize your problem. Focus on the positive aspect that you have finally realized and figured out your problem. Forget about the past and concentrate on what you can do to help yourself. Nobody is judging you or going to make you feel bad. Your family and friends are there to support you and help you get out of the situation. Stay away from people who tend to behave otherwise and enforce their negative emotions and thoughts on you. Trusting the person who is going to help you is the key. Remind yourself that you are seeking help to get healthier and happier.
  5. Channelize your energy: When you stop doing addictive sexual activities, the excess energy in your body needs to be released. Channelize that energy on healthy productive forms of recreation like exercise, running, swimming, yoga etc. Search for an activity which stimulates your mind, body and soul making you feel happy and content to the end. In short, stay occupied always.

Although sexual addiction makes life difficult for an individual, following these tips will definitely help you deal with the situation more effectively.

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Sexual Addiction - How To Overcome It?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Residency in Surgery
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Sexual Addiction - How To Overcome It?

It’s not fun to be a sex addict. The only difference between chemical addiction and sexual addiction is that a sex addict craves sex and not a chemical.
To a sex addict, a sexual act has to be done without regard to potentially dangerous consequences. Like other addicts, sex addicts also use sex as a quick fix to relieve anxiety, loneliness, pain or stress.

Understanding sexual addiction
Also called compulsive sexual behavior, hypersexual disorder, nymphomania or hypersexuality, sexual addiction is a state where one is obsessed with sexual thoughts, feelings and behaviours to the extent that it interferes with one’s work, health, relationships and daily activities. The patient follows a routine of acting out sexual desires, followed by denial, shame, despair and confusion. Sometimes but not always, sex fantasies extend to abnormal sexual behaviors that are considered immoral or illegal.

This cycle has to go on for at least six months before sex addiction is confirmed. Other signs of sexual addiction
1. Loss of control and addiction
2. Withdrawal symptoms
3. Lack of emotional attachment

Fortunately, just like other addictions, sex addiction can also be managed.

Diagnosis
Only a trained therapist can diagnose sex addiction. There are a few conditions that can produce the same symptoms as hypersexuality like drug abuse and mental health conditions like obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Some sex addicts can be suffering from these mental health conditions concurrently with their nymphomania. That’s why a trained psychologist has to consider the case in its entirety before making a diagnosis.

Treatment
The first step towards treatment of hypersexuality is the person recognizing that they are out of control sexually. Sex addicts can remain in denial until a significant life event like a divorce or a health crisis prompts them to seek treatment.

Many treatment options are available as cures for sex addiction which include outpatient programmes including counselling and residential sex de-addiction programmes. Residential programmes offer patients a lot of motivation and support and as the patient is removed from his environment, triggers and routines, he finds it easier to overcome sex addiction. Goals of a sex addiction treatment center programme typically include:

  1. Commitment to abstinence
  2. Developing healthy sexuality
  3. Rebuilding relationships
  4. Stress management

Treatment for sex addiction usually follows the 12-step model initially developed for substance abuse disorders. Cognitive behavioral techniques help patients to learn thoughts and behaviors that will result in more effective management of their desires and ways to achieve and maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. In some cases, medicines used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorders or impulse control disorders can also be used to curb the compulsive nature of sex addiction. Antidepressants, antiseizure medications and medicines that decrease levels of male hormones have been found to decrease strong sexual urges as well.

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Is there any medication to stop getting attracted towards females. I've never interacted to a female in past 7 years and now I get easily attracted towards females and this disturbs my study concentration. I've tried many methods to control my thoughts but it's not working. I've some exams in next two months. Please suggest some medications as this has reduced my study efficiency drastically. Something than can work very quickly.

Dr.S.K. Tandon 95% (47785ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG, CCCS ( CARDIOLOGY & STROKE)
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Dear better do yoga and meditation regularly. It wil be helpful. No medicine for stop of female attraction.
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Dr.A. K Jain 91% (6527ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Lucknow
मेरे अंदर सेक्स के प्रति इच्छा लगातार बढ़ती जा रही है, हस्थमैथुन भी कंट्रोल में नहीं है ,पागल हरकते करता हूं अकेले मे...
Hi lybrate-user, I can understand the tremendous mental stress you are going through. Trust me nothing can help you to get rid of this addiction, neither a person nor any medicine; it’s only YOU who can help yourself. Just think how you feel after masturbation before you are going to do it and you will find your all answers. Keep yourself busy not on mobile, computers or T.V but on the deeds you love most.
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