hy·​per·​sex·​u·​al | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce hypersexual (audio) , -ˈsek-shəl\

Definition of hypersexual

: exhibiting unusual or excessive concern with or indulgence in sexual activity

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hypersexuality \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwa-​lə-​tē How to pronounce hypersexuality (audio) \ noun

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typically users of crystal meth report that the powerful stimulant leaves them feeling hypersexual as well as euphoric

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Society may paint girls of color in certain ways: Loud, aggressive, hypersexual, greedy, angry, lazy, dumb. Naomi Wadler, Teen Vogue, "Naomi Wadler on Standing in Her Power One Year After the March for Our Lives," 24 Mar. 2019 The performances would stereotype black men and women as ignorant, hypersexual, superstitious, lazy people who were prone to thievery and cowardice. Jesse J. Holland, The Seattle Times, "Explaining the outrage: Racist history of American blackface began in the 1830s," 6 Feb. 2019 They’re pushed to be hypersexual, to always want it. Suzannah Weiss, Harper's BAZAAR, "Don't Touch Me Just Because I'm Topless," 16 Oct. 2018 To be sure, there is a long and inglorious history of false cross-racial accusations that led to lynching as well as enduring racist stereotypes about black men as innately violent and hypersexual. Treva B. Lindsey, Vox, "Bill Cosby’s guilty verdict was made possible by decades of activism by black women," 26 Apr. 2018 Toxic masculinity is a set of harmful behavior patterns rooted in patriarchy in which men are hypersexual, misogynistic, homophobic, violent and unemotional. Monique Judge, The Root, "Nipsey Hussle, Homophobia and Toxic Black Masculinity," 10 Jan. 2018 Add to this pornographic films, which have done more not only to objectify women, but also to give men who view them the idea that women are hypersexual and welcome their advances. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Republicans to maintain top tax rate for wealthiest Americans in last-minute change," 31 Oct. 2017 Can this industry, and the men who control it, really only imagine men as angry, violent, hypersexual killers? Deirdre Coyle, New Republic, "Why Are Video Games so Sexist?," 1 Nov. 2017 Some male mice became exclusively homosexual or hypersexual. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, "The researcher who loved rats and fueled our doomsday fears," 19 June 2017

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1915, in the meaning defined above

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hy·​per·​sex·​u·​al | \ -ˈseksh-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl How to pronounce hypersexual (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypersexual

: exhibiting unusual or excessive concern with or indulgence in sexual activity

Other Words from hypersexual

hypersexuality \ -​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwal-​ət-​ē How to pronounce hypersexuality (audio) \ noun, plural hypersexualities

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