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Which drugs are preferred for sex?

A translation from a 2008 Spanish research study from the journal "Adicciones", which includes some very exciting findings.

Many people associate the use of alcohol and other drugs with sexuality. It is common to find that each drug is associated with a specific effect on sexuality. Weekend recreational nightlife settings are increasingly important places for the young, and frequented by them more and more in search of sex and drug-taking opportunities. In this research we are interested in the role the young attribute to recreational drugs with regard to their sexual practices. We interviewed a sample of 100 young people from four Spanish cities, using a questionnaire with both open and closed questions. Snowball sampling was used to find those who had had sexual experience, who had taken recreational drugs and who liked going to discos, bars, etc. at the weekend. We found that these young people have a very precise idea of how each drug functions within sexuality. Considering all four parameters analysed, alcohol is by far the most popular (to initiate the sexual encounter, for more unusual or the "hottest" experiences, to increase arousal, and to prolong sex), though in the last case in particular the preferred drug was cocaine. Cannabis does not interest them because of its relaxing effects, while ecstasy is chosen more for remaining active and enjoying oneself than for its sexual effects. Women use alcohol more than men (mainly to increase arousal, when they want unusual sex or to prolong sex) and use cocaine less.

Is it just me or is the scientific phrase "unusual sex" just totally hilarious? Honey, let's get drunk and have some "unusual sex" tonight. Damn!

Thanks Johnathan!

Posted By jamesk at 2010-03-03 12:11:14 permalink | comments
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Actaeon. : 2010-03-04 16:19:24
The study is biased. First, look at the URL.

Now, look, why are they focusing on young people who frequent clubs? There is no age limit to clubs, and age doesn't play a role in what drugs you associate with certain sexual experiences. They do what they do.

Given that every participant is a self-identified "young person," the results of this study will be used to generate hubris and rhetoric that makes all of their decisions appear to center around "drug-taking" and casual sex. The "control variables" are likely there to present a red herring for those actually interested in the research (you and me), while the rest of the article is what everyone else is going to read, and it is designed to make them gloss over.
Just saying?

teleomorph : 2010-03-04 15:46:01
Cannabis has been the most trusted tantric aphrodisiac for millennia, why do people not notice how it heightens sense perception thus improving sex?
If you have a good partner, though, nothing tops sex on psychedelics (mescaline, psilocybin, 2C-B and 2C-E facilitate ridiculously cosmic sex and epic orgasms). Never tried 5-meo-DIPT (Foxy) but I hear that's the best.
ho fa sho. : 2010-03-04 08:53:31
wtf of course cannabis is great for sex -- i can hardly have sex without it these days. it heightens the sensations and i would say even decreases some inhibitions of mine ;)

i am DYING to have sex on MDMA and sex was just strange when i tried it on acid.

drunk sex is sex i usually don't remember so i prefer cannabis haha. : 2010-03-04 07:47:55
Heh, "unusual" sounds slightly better than "atypical".
Klausi. : 2010-03-03 21:11:26
Alcohol makes otherwise less than attractive partners acceptable. Cannabis makes sex with attractive partners even more of a treat, IMO.
sexoholic. : 2010-03-03 14:37:54
What a worthless piece of science! They need some serious urban shamans to study that stuff.

For me, THC is one of the most rewarding drugs to have sex on. I get alot more into it. Also, MDMA is pure magic, if you hit the right dose and your partner does the same. Psychedelics are interesting but I often rather do something else. Alcohol indeed seems to produce some unusual sex, or rather sex with unusually ugly people.

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