The fact that this word is obscure and has fallen out of use while nymphomaniac is a household word tells you everything you need to know about the double standard when it comes to gender roles.

satyriasis: the compulsive condition in a male of recurrent sexual intercourse with different female partners, promiscuously and without falling in love, but not as a paid gigolo, hustler, or call boy. in psychiatry, a term loosely applied to a male believed to have an insatiable sexual appetite. Synonym, Don Juanism. Antonym, nymphomania. See also satyr; sexual addiction; sexual compulsion.

Dictionary of Sexology Project: Main Index

Sat`y*ri"a*sis (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. . See Satyr.]

Immoderate venereal appetite in the male.

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