Anaphrodisiacs is a substance that inhibits sexual desire and sexual arousal. There are number of drugs that have this property and these include opiates, tranquilizers, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antihypertensives, birth control pills, nicotine, steroids, appetite suppressants, and drugs for treating cancer, heart disease, and fungus infections. There are number of side effects associated with the use of these drugs but this topic on anaphrodisiacs focus on the negative side effects it has on sexual functions.
Opiates are painkiller drugs derived from opium poppy plant. Opiates such as heroin, morphine, and methadone are different types of painkiller drugs and when used for long period of time can decrease sexual interest in both sexes. Side effects associated with excessive use of opiates include impair erection, inhibit ejaculation, and reduce orgasm.
Tranquilizers drugs are most commonly used for treating anxiety and insomnia. Tranquilizers work by affecting the nervous system and have intoxication effects similar to alcohol that caused individual to relax. Like alcohol, tranquilizers also impair erection and reduce sex drive.
Antidepressants drugs are medication used to treat depression and it works by affecting the neurotransmitters in the brain. There are number of side effects associated with the use of this drug and these include impair erection, reduce sex drive, and reduce orgasm.
Antipsychotic drugs are medication used to treat mental disorder such as schizophrenia and other mental conditions. Antipsychotic drugs also work by affecting the neurotransmitters in the brain. Side effects associated with the use of antipsychotic drugs include erectile disorder, delay ejaculation, and reduced sexual desire.
Antihypertensive drugs are medication used to treat hypertension by lowering blood pressure. Side effects associated with the used of antihypertensive drugs include inhibit erection and ejaculation, reduce sexual interest, and reduce orgasm.
Birth Control Pills
Birth control pills use hormones such as estrogen and progesterone to prevent conception from taking place. These hormones also have negative effects on a woman’s body that can cause lack of sexual desire.
The use of nicotine such as smoking depresses nitric oxide (NO) production in the body. Nitric oxide enhances sexual desire and increases blood flow to the genital area in both men and women. In men, NO produce erection and in women, NO allows the clitoris and vaginal tissues to become engorge with blood. Lack of NO production results in less blood flow to the genital area and reduces sexual desire.
Steroids are male sex hormone testosterones that are produced synthetically. Testosterone is used in testosterone replacement therapy for treating testosterone deficiency. This is also a widely abused substance among young professional athletes and bodybuilders to increase performance.
Normal aging men are capable of producing natural testosterone in the body and his ability to produce natural testosterone becomes affected when he takes steroids. When he supplement testosterone from external source, his body shuts down natural production of this hormone and it may take several months for his body to recover which can affect his normal sexual functions during this time.
There are number of drugs that have anaphrodisiacs
property and listed above are some of the drugs that are most commonly
abused. These drugs are used to treat medical conditions and using it
for recreation purpose only result in negative consequences by
inhibiting your normal sexual functions.
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