12 Memes That Might Make You Laugh If Bipolar Makes You Hypersexual
Hypersexuality is a bipolar disorder symptom that is seldom talked about and often misunderstood. This symptom can manifest in many different ways. For some, hypersexuality can look like having more sex. For others, it can look like masturbation or an increase in sexual fantasies. People who experience hypersexuality may feel their sexual needs aren’t met after having sex, and as a result, crave more sex.
Hypersexuality is not the same thing as sex addiction, although some people may experience feeling as though they are addicted to sex. Hypersexuality is usually present during bipolar mania, and when the manic episode ends, it’s not uncommon to feel shame or guilt. It’s not something to be ashamed about experiencing, though. You’re not alone if you experience hypersexual thoughts or behaviors.
Mighty contributor Jess M. explained her experience with hypersexuality in her story, “The Symptom of Bipolar Disorder We Don’t Talk About.”
Hypersexuality is, from my personal experience, an overwhelming compulsion and addiction to sex and sexual content. When I’m hypersexual, I get intense cravings for sex. It’s similar to the sort of “butterflies in your stomach” feeling when you fall in love. It’s an intense high that gives me a massive boost in self-confidence. The temptation to act out is so strong I can practically feel it on my skin and taste it on my tongue. The worst part about hypersexuality is I’m never satisfied. I have to actively resist what my body is essentially trying to do on autopilot.
If you can relate, you’re not alone — even when things feel difficult. When you’re struggling with your mental health, sometimes it can help to laugh. That’s why we rounded up some memes you might relate to if you struggle with hypersexuality. We hope these bring a smile to your face today.
We hope these memes made you laugh. Remember, you’re not alone in dealing with hypersexuality and you don’t have to feel ashamed. There are ways to cope with this bipolar symptom. One thing you can do is talk about your hypersexuality with a trusted health professional, a friend or a loved one. And you can always find support within The Mighty community by sharing your experiences with the hashtag #CheckInWithMe. We’re here for you!