Originally Posted by FindingMyselfInTheGrey
Not to split hairs but having the two terms as synonyms is akin to calling every heavy drinker an alcoholic (i.e. addicted to alcohol). The key difference between being a heavy consumer of alcohol, food, sex or anything else and being an addict is that (as you say) an addiction is a behavior that is out of control in your life, and that is messing your life up.
In this case hypersexuality is only a problem because I'm an asexual. If I had a normal sex drive it wouldn't be a problem at all.
This I find interesting. If you had a normal sex drive it would match his? doesn't that simply mean that he has a normal sex drive? Otherwise, there would be a problem.