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Human sexuality covers topics such as the biological basis of and the social factors affecting, sexual behavior, gender and sexual orientation.

Over time and across cultures, there have been different views on sexual ethics and different laws on what sexual behavior is permitted. Sex education programs promote reproductive health and family planning and try to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Many societies have forms of erotica or pornography and a sex industry with sex workers such as prostitutes. Some believe that human sexual preferences are derived from genetics, but others believe it is a choice one makes in one's life. For example, some people believe that hetero-, bi-, and homosexuality are determined before birth or early in life, others view sexual preferences as a learned behavior, and others view sexuality as fluid or as a reaction to circumstances.

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Hypersexuality, or excessive sexual drive, are medical terms for a desire to engage in sexual activities at a level that is considered abnormally high in relation to normal development or culture and at a level that causes distress or serious problems for the person affected or to persons associated with him or her. It is considered to be a psychological disorder characterized by a hyperactive sex desire and an obsession with sex, and lowered sexual inhibitions. Hypersexuality in women has historically been known as nymphomania or furor uterinus, while in men the disorder has been known as satyriasis.

In the American Psychiatric Association's classification of mental disorders, DSM-IV, the term "hypersexuality" has replaced the concepts of "nymphomania" and "'satyriasis", which are no longer listed. However, in the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which is used globally, satyriasis (for males) and nymphomania (for females) are still used in most recent version of that document, ICD-10, as subdivisions of the diagnosis "excessive sexual drive" (code F52.7). For the etymology of the words, see nymph and satyr.

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