Uteromania is a term to describe a woman's passion or obsession with sex and sexual desire. The term derives from the words uterus and mania. Mania is an excessive enthusiasm, desire, or obsession over something. In this case, the term uteromania can be extended back to historic times in the early 1900s where doctors would diagnose women who had sexual desires as hysterical or suffering from uteromania. The term can be sometimes interchangeable with nymphomania.