Aidoimania is an abnormally strong desire for sexual intercourse. It comes from the Greek words aidoion, meaning vulva, and mania, a frenzied desire.
The term was once commonly used within the medical community, but it has fallen out of favor. Today, terms like hypersexuality and nymphomania are more frequently used and widely understood. While these terms are used interchangeably, there are some clear distinctions. Nymphomania continues to be used in common conversation. It is no longer considered a sex disorder as it was popularized at a time when female sexual desire was considered unusual or even perverted. Hypersexuality is the preferred medical term for excessive sexual desire and behavior. A male-specific term, satyriasis, is also not commonly used, but it can be considered a form of aidoimania.
Aidoimania is sometimes spelled aidomania.