Ive fought this part of the desease for many years. In many ways its what got me diagnosed and also what ended my marriage. My urges had turned into compultions, which led me to cheat.
Now that im about 4 years into knowing and living with this desease, im in a part of my life where i am in much better control. I still get these urges, but they are much easier controlled.
Now for a different perspective. This desease is all about emotions, both good and bad. In learning how to live with and control the bad, i have also tried to enjoy the good. Last night i was in an elevated mood from having a wonderful day of work and excersise. I knew i was a bit "high", but it was a high that wasnt hurting anyone, i was in complete control, and i decided to just let go and enjoy the mood.
There is some very good things about this desease, and since i cant give it back anyway, i might as well enjoy what good parts i can find and get some good out of it. But you have to be carefull that you dont get addicted to the highs we can get. Normal and level is what we should all be shooting for each and every day, because we can get out of conrol if we are not very very careful.
Tortoise has said before that i live a hypomanic life style. And she is right, i do enjoy the highs i get. But each and every day i do a "system" check and make sure i am in control. When i get hypersexual, i relax and enjoy the ride. But im not out doing dangerous things, i have told my partner about what i deal with and that from time to time i get a bit more "interesting" LOL LOL LOL. SHe is fine with it and understands that it is my way of dealing with my desease. Again my view is that if it isnt hurting myself or anyone else, if its in control, then why not let go and enjoy the ride.
I hope this helps. BIll