Effects of drugs
Each drug works in its own way and has its own risks. Drugs all have different effects on your sexual behavior and can alter the decision making process.
Men have more trouble getting an erection or ejaculating when under the influence of alcohol. Women are often not really in the mood for sex after drinking too much, or have a less intense orgasm.
Hash & weed (Cannabis)
Using hash and weed reduces your inhibitions. As a result, you might do things you would refuse to do when not under the influence. Someone could then overstep your sexual boundaries, or you could overstep another person’s boundaries. Hash and weed cause a dry mouth, vagina, penis or anus in some young people. This means penetration is painful and difficult. If you smoke for prolonged periods, you may feel less like having sex.
Ecstasy raises the body’s temperature. If you take one and then dance for a long time in a hot place without drinking enough, you could dry out and overheat.
Having an orgasm on ecstasy is more difficult. Ecstasy causes increased muscle tension, and a dry mouth, vagina, penis or anus in some young people. This means penetration under the influence of ecstasy is painful and difficult. There is a good chance that you will get cuts and abrasions on your penis, in your vagina or in your anus.
some persons believe they are able to find the right dose of GHB but finding the right dose of GHB is difficult. A ‘cap’ of GHB doesn’t seem much, but it may contain a high concentration of active ingredient. Enough to become unconscious.GHB is also known as the ‘rape drug’; after ingesting ‘too much’ GHB, a person becomes unconscious. Consequently, he or she cannot put up any resistance to unwanted sex.
If you use coke, having an orgasm or getting an erection is more difficult. If you use coke for a prolonged period, the desire for sex may disappear altogether. People who’ve taken coke are very self-centered and they pay little attention to their partner when having sex. There’s a chance they will overstep the other person’s boundaries.
Known side effects of poppers are thumping headache, nausea, hefty palpitations. Poppers cause irritation to the skin and eyes. Some men lose their erection when they’ve taken poppers. As a result, they use poppers together with erection medicines like Viagra. That’s extremely dangerous! This combination may lead to acute lowering of the blood pressure, risking unconsciousness or damage to vital organs.
Special K, Ketamine
You are less aware of pain on ketamine. Under the influence of ketamine, you don’t notice if the sex is painful. Ketamine use often causes muscle tension and a dry mouth, vagina, penis or anus. Penetration, fingering or inserting sex toys, into a vagina or anus often causes small, open sores. If you are not using a condom, you and the other person are at extra risk of STI infection.
After using a high dosage of ketamine, you may end up in a ‘K-hole’. This is a kind of unconscious state where sound, image, feelings and thoughts are not synchronized. It is a very unpleasant experience.
Viagra and other medicines for erection problems
Beware of combinations. Combining poppers with Viagra is particularly dangerous. Always take the prescribed dose of an erection medicine.
Speed causes heightened muscle tension, making gentle and careful movements more difficult. This can result in rougher, more painful sex. It also takes longer to have an orgasm.
Hallucinogens (magic mushrooms and truffles, LSD)
It is possible that your hallucinogenic experience is completely different to your partner’s one. This means you feel less of a connection with him or her during sex. So sex can be a lonely experience. A trip on these drugs can distract you in such a way that you no longer feel sexual arousal. You may have a bad trip. Which means you see and feel all kinds of scary things that make you very anxious.
Designer drugs (NPS; 4-FA, 6APB, 2C-B, 4-MMC and many others)
Up until now, there has been very little research into these new drugs and there is very little known about the effects and experiences of their use. If you use one, you are your own guinea pig, also when you combine them with sex.