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Drugs with an aphrodisiac effect

by Josephine Andrews
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Whether alcohol, cannabis or cocaine – drugs are intended to increase awareness, including during sex. Some drugs have already made a name for themselves as sex drugs. A possible benefit must be weighed against the – sometimes considerable – risks. You can find out here which sex drugs there are and what effects their use has.

What are sex drugs

Intoxication affects sexual behavior – this has been known since early modern medicine: there, the state of mind caused by alcohol was considered the cause of unchastity and “lewd behavior”.

Today, doctors know about the aphrodisiac effects of alcohol and drugs. ChemSex is sex under the influence of drugs. Some intoxicants are even deliberately used as sex drugs. So-called “chems” are drugs that make various forms of sex more intense or even possible.

Taken before sexual intercourse, they extend the duration of the erection, for example, or ensure a high degree of relaxation of the anal muscles. Sex drugs refer to different intoxicants.


Properly dosed, alcohol can certainly have a lust-enhancing effect. Up to a blood alcohol limit of 0.5, i.e. about two small beers, alcohol promotes erectile function. With higher blood alcohol levels, it decreases again. Alcohol also lowers inhibitions. This increases sexual interest.


Cannabis (hashish, marijuana) has long been known as an aphrodisiac. Similar to alcohol, it lowers the inhibition threshold, sexual experiences should be felt particularly intensively. However, it is also a question of dose and consumption habits. Please note: Cannabis is illegal in most countries!

cocaine and opium

Cocaine and opium are addictive and illegal. The sexual desire should be increased, the perception should be clearly intensified. However, this is highly dependent on the dose and duration of use. The risks clearly outweigh the benefits.


Poppers are manufactured and traded illegally as a “sex drug”. It is a volatile liquid that is inhaled from bottles. Immediately after inhaling, a short high of about three minutes sets in. A feeling of warmth, dizziness and palpitations is described. The dismantling of inhibitions, reduction of the pain sensation, increase of the sensitivity to touch, increase in pleasure during sex and relaxation of the sphincter muscle is observed, which is why it is mainly known in homosexual circles.

An overdose leads to a rapid drop in blood pressure with tachycardia and a lack of oxygen supply to the brain. A brief loss of consciousness or even stroke symptoms with permanent paralysis are possible. The combination of poppers with other drugs or sexual enhancers from the group of PDE-5 inhibitors is particularly dangerous. Some cardiovascular diseases are significantly worsened by poppers.

Regular use over a long period of time can lead to impotence and psychological dependence. Chemical burns of the nasal mucous membranes and cardiac arrhythmia have also become known.

Under no circumstances should poppers be drunk – then there is an acute danger to life! In case of contact with the mucous membranes or the eyes, they must be rinsed immediately with plenty of water . To prevent permanent damage, it is important to consult a doctor immediately. Poppers is highly flammable. So be careful with lighters and cigarettes.

Poppers consists mainly of a nitro compound and flavorings. In the past, heart diseases were treated with the original substance amyl nitrite. Amyl nitrite requires a prescription and its sale outside of pharmacies is prohibited. Therefore, attempts are repeatedly made to circumvent the ban by chemically varying amyl nitrite (butyl nitrite, isoamyl nitrite). Therefore, there is a large number of different popper brands.

How dangerous are sex drugs?

Sex under the influence of drugs carries various risks and sometimes has serious consequences. You should be aware of the following when using intoxicants during sexual intercourse:

  • Addiction : Alcohol and drugs are addictive . Depending on consumption behavior and substance, psychological and physical dependence is possible after just a few intakes.
  • Physical side effects: In addition to being intoxicated, which is perceived as positive, taking drugs has numerous side effects for the body. These include, for example, nausea, vomiting, sleep and concentration disorders, memory gaps, unconsciousness, altered blood pressure and pulse, restlessness and depressive moods, hallucinations and general physical deterioration such as tooth damage or skin problems. In addition, chronic diseases are often the result of alcohol and drug abuse. Overdosing sometimes kills the user.
  • Infection with sexually transmitted diseases: Loss of control and more unrestrained sex often result in less attention being paid to contraception. You are then no longer protected against infection with HIV or another sexually transmitted disease.

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