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Methamphetamine and sex

Methamphetamine (commonly known as "crystal meth," "crystal," or just "meth") is a strong stimulant often used recreationally as a party drug. Among the effects reported by methamphetamine users is an increase in the need and urgency for sex, the ability to have sex for extended periods, and an inability to ejaculate or reach orgasm or physical release. Methamphetamine lowers inhibitions and may cause users to behave recklessly. Methamphetamine users often engage in unsafe sexual activities, methamphetamine users are six times less likely to use condoms.[1]

The urgency for sex combined with the inability to achieve release can result in tearing, chafing and trauma (such as rawness and friction sores) to the sex organs, the rectum and mouth, dramatically increasing the risk of transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Methamphetamine may also cause erectile dysfunction (sometimes called "crystal cock") due to its vasoconstrictive properties.

See also


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  • Meth and Sex among MSM study by Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
  • AIDS Committee of Toronto article on methamphetamine
  • Victoria AIDS article on methamphetamine
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