Narcissists are generally exhibitionists and sex is just another tool in their toolbox for getting attention and adulation.
Narcissists commit adultery and have extramarital affairs or liaisons for a variety of reasons including control, power, attention, increasing self-image and because narcissists get bored easily. Narcissists are unable to empathize or genuinely love another person.
Men and women with narcissism seek sexual gratification as a way of getting attention and narcissistic supply – they may say they are addicted to sex, but it is the attention and control they crave. Seducing someone into having sex is a form of control.
The more difficult the target is, the more power and control they feel.
There is another very different type of narcissist.The sexual attitudes of narcissists are most peculiar- they tend to be either hyperactive sexually or hypoactive sexually.Generally, there are two types of narcissists: the somatic narcissist (hyperactive sexually) and the cerebral narcissist (hypoactive sexually).For the narcissist, sex is a mechanical act, devoid of intimacy and commitment.He rarely gets emotionally-involved with his “targets” as he will need to move on to get new sources of narcissistic supply.