"The aporia that structures the disorder-we-can’t-name-or-describe reflects the ways we struggle to interact with others at our most primal, vulnerable, and adventurous. It is the loophole of retreat for the philanderer, but it is also the name that might free a tormented being from the shame and sorrow of seeing something as wonderful as sex become a source of deep suffering."
Curator comment: This reflection, which is not to be confused by my article "A Sex Addict By Any Other Name Hurts The Same", is a brilliant analysis of the use of the phrase "hypersexual disorder" and the shifting socio-historical connotations it represents.
Author: Alexine Fleck
Source: Points: The Blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society ("short and insightful writing about a long and complex history"). April 5, 2012.