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  1. I'm interested in seeing if there are others here who feel a similar way I do, or just to hear people's thoughts in general about my situation. Like the title says, I'm a heterosexual who feels a very high level of sexual desire. Honestly I even get the sense that my sexual feelings are on the very upper end of what most allosexuals feel. As in, I feel sexual attraction very easily and often, my libido is extremely high, I feel essentially insatiable (only real limit on sexual activity is the time it takes up), and there's sometimes days where I just feel mentally aroused most of the t
  2. Perhaps it can someday. Although the sorts of answers that would be useful still feel very far off. It would be nice to know the underlying cognitive mechanisms behind sexual/romantic attraction, and to be able to point to sources of variation between people. Recently there's been plenty of advancements in knowing where in the brain certain processes occur, but there's a massive difference between "knowing where" and "understanding how".
  3. I don't disagree with anything you say, I was mainly just following along with the terminology of the original post. In this particular case I would propose "chromosomal aneuploidy" (or maybe just "chromosomal duplication") as something that's both more precise and more judgement-neutral compared to "disorder". Edit: I suppose I should point out that having XXY/etc. sex chromosomes is definitely not the same as having intersex genitalia. As far as I'm aware the overlap between the two groups is actually very small. In my original post I meant "intersex features" in a more broad sense.
  4. One of the most common chromosomal disorders is Klinefelter syndrome (XXY sex chromosomes). There's also variants like XYY, X, XXX, XXXY, XXYY, or even XXXXY. Some of these are surprisingly common, with about 1 in 500 people overall having a sex chromosomal disorder. Any combination which contains at least one Y chromosome usually presents as male. Any combination which contains only X chromosomes presents as female. But combinations which contain multiple X chromosomes in conjunction with a Y chromosome can give rise to some intersex features. Among these individuals there is defini
  5. My general area of interest is cognitive psychology (as opposed to, say, social psych). Memory, decision-making, exploration, learning, etc. I like to straddle the line between psychology and neuroscience.
  6. Hello peoples, I've decided to make an account after lurking for a bit. I go by I.B. but you can call me whatever you feel like. I'm mid-20s, male, grad student (studying psychology*). I live in the US. Other interests include all the stereotypical "nerdy" things... you name it and I'm probably a bit interested in it. I currently consider myself a greyromantic. I've always had complicated feelings about romance, and I can definitely relate to a lot of the thoughts I've seen expressed on this forum. On the other hand, I'm definitely allosexual (honestly on the edge of hypersex
  7. self-proclaimed allosexual here... I'll try my best to answer this but of course it's a bit hard to describe. If I had to sum it up in a sentence, I would say sexual attraction towards a particular person is an intrinsic mental push/nudge to have sex with that person. - I say "intrinsic" because sex feels like a goal in and of itself. It's separate from wanting sex to please them, or to have a child, etc. although a person can have more than one motivation simultaneously. I'm tempted to say that this idea is even a bit separate from the idea of "wanting sex because it feels good"...
  8. If I had to break it down, there's a few main components. (I don't want to stick too strongly to any particular label, but greyromantic feels the most accurate.) - Overall rarity of romantic attraction. There's really only been a small handful of people that I've felt legitimate romantic attraction towards. But when I do experience it, it's similar to the common descriptions of romantic attraction: I feel like I really want to interact with that particular person, it's inherently enjoyable to simply be around them, and it can be mildly obsessive in that I think a lot about them when th
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