Many men are amazed to discover the facts on drugs and sex. The long term effects of medication and recreational drugs on the male sex drive can be extremely dampening, causing the hormonal balance of the body to become disrupted.
Low libido can even occur long after all drug consumption has ceased.
Medical treatments such as statins, anti-depressants and other medication can weaken male sex drive.
Recreational drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy and even marijuana can affect the central nervous system to the extent that the balance of male sex hormones is altered.
Both medical and recreational drugs can cause weak erections (erectile dysfunction), premature ejaculation, sexual anxiety and low testosterone levels.
Symptoms of medical drugs and sex
Just as certain medications can lead to a weak sex drive and low testosterone levels, they can also have other symptoms that you may have noticed.
For example, as well as soft erections, you may also be suffering from:
- weight gain in the neck and waist area
- constant tiredness and lack of motivation
- concentration problems
- soft muscles
- the need to sleep more
Certain anti-depressants, statins and other drugs used to treat cholesterol levels have caused men to complain of the above symptoms.
The effects of recreational drugs and sex
Marijuana, ecstasy and sex
While having sex after smoking marijuana or taking ecstasy (MDMA) can be mind blowing, ejaculating too often when high can eventually lead to a dependency on the drug for stimulating sexual desire.
Some men have unfortunately become impotent without the use of opiates, marijuana or other street drugs for sex. This depressing state continues for some months even after they stop taking all drugs, as the body has not had time to readjust and balance the sexual hormone levels.
Cocaine and sex
As for cocaine, the effect on sex drive can be debilitating. In small doses, cocaine is used by some people as an aphrodisiac and can intensify pleasure.
However, cocaine in higher doses constricts the blood vessels around the penis. As good blood circulation is required for a strong erection to occur, using cocaine often interferes with sex causing erection problems and orgasmic malfunction.
The long term effects of cocaine can negatively impact the nerve pathways between the brain and the penis, leading to loss of sex drive, even some time after the user has stopped taking the drug.
The solutions for low libido following medical or recreational drug use
Many men, young and old, who have experienced a period of indulgence in drugs or medication are suffering from low libido even months afterwards as a result.
The first reaction for most men is to pay a visit to their doctor. Very often, the doctor tends to prescribe more drugs ranging from anti-depressants, antibiotics or even laboratory developed pills for harder erections.
Unfortunately, many men are left disappointed needing to depend on a chemical pill prescription to achieve erections.
It makes little sense to take more drugs when drugs are the cause of a man’s problem.
Opting for natural supplements that act as precursors to boosting male hormones help to achieve natural hormonal balance for permanent results.
Using plant and herbal libido stimulators encourages the body to produce its own natural levels of testosterone and to work on balancing the body’s sex hormones.
Drugs and libido are often associated for the wrong reasons. A detox of the body and especially of the liver can also be highly beneficial to stimulating libido and recovering a strong desire and sex drive once more.
What Is Your Next Step?
If you feel that your libido has been negatively affected by alcohol, cocaine, cannabis or MDMA then you’re not alone.
However,you do need to seriously address the problem and it may take a few weeks to successfully reverse low libido.
A full 10 step program is your best bet for moving forward.
I created the Male Libido Booster 10 Step Program as a former marijuana smoker who needed to detox and address low testosterone.
You may like to try this out for your own benefit and for increasing libido naturally using supplements, healthy food and by detoxing.