But you may struggle with your high sex drive if you experience any of the following:
You are not able to achieve satisfaction, no matter how much sex or masturbation you have.
You are not able to get the amount or type of sex you desire.
You are troubled or shamed by persistent fantasises.
You regularly sacrifice work, social or sleep time for your sexual exploits.
You have sore genitals from excessive sex or masturbation.
You habitually seek out unsatisfactory or risky sexual exploits.
You feel bad that your pursuit of sexual satisfaction prevents you from having a relationship.
What Causes a High Sex Drive?
Other possible psychological and social causes can include:
• Stress, anxiety and depression.
• Unresolved trauma – sexual or otherwise.
• Shame surrounding one’s sexual preferences, experiences or body image.
• A lack of fulfilment and/or control over one’s life.
• Distorted beliefs around love, sex and intimacy.
• A lack of self-esteem and/or social anxiety.
• An all or nothing approach to life which can make downtime or boredom hard to cope with.
• An inability to properly process one’s emotions.
• Feeling stuck in relationship with someone who wants to have less sex.
Age and Hormones
The Female Reproductive System
Ovulation is the time in the menstrual cycle when sperm can fertilize an egg. So, biologically speaking, it makes sense for females to feel more desire for sex around this time, as they are usually more likely to become pregnant.
The Male Reproductive System
This is also peak time for masturbation as an outlet for satisfying sexual desire. As men age, however, their testosterone levels tend to decrease, which can lead to a decrease in sexual desire.
Signs Your High Sex Drive Isn’t Healthy
You Feel The Need To Justify Your Sex Drive
Your Responsibilities Are Falling By The Wayside
You Use Sex To Deal With Tough Emotions
You Use It To Cope With Anxiety
You Don’t Let Feelings Get Involved
It’s Causing Stress In Your Relationship
It’s All You Can Think About
It’s All You Ever Talk About
You’re Constantly Scheming About Your Next Hook Up
You’re Always Caught Up In A Web Of Lies
If your sex drive starts interfering with your quality of life, speak to a doctor or other healthcare provider.