Erotic mania

EROTIC MANIA, med. jur. A name given to a morbid activity of the sexual propensity. It is a disease or morbid affection of the mind, which fills it with a crowd of voluptuous images, and hurries its victim to acts of the grossest licentiousness, in the absence of any lesion of the intellectual powers. Vide Mania.

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When one sees another person as beautiful and, in this erotic mania, sees beauty-itself incarnate, the lover "stands outside human concerns and draws close to the divine; ordinary people think he [sic] is disturbed and rebuke him for this, unaware that he is possessed by [a] god.