hyperaesthesia:1. Increased sensitivity to stimulation.
ETYMOLOGY: aisthsis is Greek for sensation.
2. The definition by Roger Blake in The American Dictionary of Adult Sexual Terms (1964): ' A condition of abnormally increased sexual-desire in either the male or female, nymphomania or satyriasis. From Greek , meaning super unnatural sensations. Related Terms: erotic , eroticomania , erotism, erotomania , nymphomania, oversexed , paradoxia, satyriasis .' is etymologically incorrect: HYPER means over, above, beyond; AESTHESIA means the ability to feel or perceive.
See Also: eroticomania, erotomania
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