PsychCentral has an article of the signs and symptoms of hypersexuality.
Sexual addiction or hypersexuality is defined as a dysfunctional preoccupation with sexual fantasy, often in combination with the obsessive pursuit of casual or non-intimate sex; pornography; compulsive masturbation; romantic intensity and objectified partner sex for a period of at least six months.
By definition, this adult obsessive pattern of thoughts and behaviors will continue despite:
- Attempts made to self-correct problematic sexual behavior
- Promises made to self and others toward sexual behavior change
- Significant, directly related negative life consequences in life and relationship stability, emotional and physical health concerns, or career and legal problems.