This is a substance that can increases sexual desire and sexual arousal. There are number of drugs that are considered to have this property and these include alcohol, amphetamines, amyl nitrite, barbiturates, cantharides, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, levadopa, marijuana, and Yohimbine. These substances primary affect the nervous system reducing inhibition that blocks our sexual expression. There are number of side effects associated with the use of these substances.
Consuming small amount of alcohol such as wine is good as it help you to feel relax and reduce your inhibition. Consuming wine allows you to feel romantic and it also helps to stimulate your senses and increase your sexual desire. Alcohol is not an aphrodisiacs because it is also a depressant and consuming too much can cause sexual problems that impair erection and decrease sex drive.
is a medication used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Amphetamines or “speed” have been used
as recreational drugs because it enhances mood and increase sexual
desire. There are number of side effects associated with the use of
amphetamine and these include
male erectile dysfunction, delay ejaculation, inhibit orgasm, and reduced
Amyl Nitrite (Poppers)
Amyl nitrite is a drug used to treat cyanide poisoning. Amyl nitrite or “poppers” is also used as recreational drugs in night club because it reduces inhibition and enhances sexual pleasure. Amyl nitrite works by dilating blood vessels and increasing blood flow to the genital area which enhance arousal and orgasms. Side effects associated with the use of this drug include headaches, decrease sexual arousal, erectile dysfunction, and delay orgasm.
Barbiturates are depressant drug that are most commonly used as anesthesia for surgery and for treating anxiety disorder. Barbiturates have intoxication effects similar to alcohol that can make you feel relaxed, reduce your inhibition, stimulate your senses and increase your sexual desire. Side effects associated with the use of barbiturates include low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, and inhibit ejaculation.
Cantharides (Spanish fly)
Cantharides is a powerful irritant made from ground-up blister beetle that are most commonly use as topical skin irritant for treating warts. Cantharides claimed to have aphrodisiacs property because of this irritant and when ingested it can enhance sexual arousal by irritating the urinary tract during excretion. Cantharides is toxic and when taken orally can burn the mouth and throat, cause abdominal pain, vomiting, and kidney damage. Side effects associated with the use of cantharides include inflamed bladder and urethra.
Cocaine is a stimulant drug that makes people feels alert and energetic. Cocaine is a feel good drug that enhances sexual pleasure by increasing sensitivity. Cocaine works by affecting central nervous system and enhances sexual arousal and orgasm while reducing inhibition. Side effects associated with chronic use of cocaine include impair erection, delay ejaculation, anxiety, paranoia and depression.
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a stimulant drug derived from amphetamines. The street name is known as “ecstasy” which is widely used in dance club where users dance for long period to techno music. MDMA is used as a social drug because it has euphoria effect that makes people feel good, reduce inhibition and anxiety. Side effects associated with the use of MDMA include impair erection, delay ejaculation, depression, anxiety, and paranoia.
LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is a drug that consists of hallucinogen property with mind altering effect. LSD or acid also have euphoria effects that makes people feel relax and reduce inhibition. Side effects associated with LSD may result in unsatisfactory erotic experiences because the vivid hallucinations could change from euphoria to disturbing thoughts and feelings that cause intense fear and anxiety which cannot be control.
Levadopa is a drug used for treating Parkinson’s disease. The drug works by converting into dopamine in the brain, dopamine is associated with sexual desire. High level of dopamine can cause hypersexuality in people taking this drug that can lead to priapism which is a persistent painful and unwanted erection. Levadopa is not considered aphrodisiacs because it does not have direct effect on libido other than causing unwanted erection.
Marijuana is derived from dried shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant. Marijuana has a mind-altering effect as it also enhances sexual pleasure by increasing sensitivity where individual feel relax with reduce inhibition. Side effects associated with the use of Marijuana include distort time, anxiety, prolonged arousal and orgasm.
is the name of the bark from West African evergreen tree and is
considered to have aphrodisiacs property. Yohimbine is an alternative
medicine used to treat sexual dysfunction by enhancing sexual pleasure
and endurance. Yohimbine works by increasing blood flow to the genitals
which enhance arousal and sexual performance. Side effects associated
with excessive use of yohimbine include anxiety, headaches, increase
heart rate, and insomnia.
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