Sex and Poppers

“Poppers” is an informal term used to describe small vials or bottles containing a class of chemicals called alkyl nitrite, usually amyl nitrite, in liquid form. Originally, these bottles were given the name “poppers” from the sound the bottles made when opened or crushed. Each bottle contains a small amount of a highly volatile, clear…

Sex and Cocaine

What is Cocaine? Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the Erythroxylon coca bush. Cocaine hydrochloride is the purified chemical isolated from the plant.1 There are two main forms of cocaine: Powder cocaine: Powder cocaine is commonly known as “coke” or “blow.” It is the water soluble hydrochloride salt form…

Sex and Ecstasy

There are many reasons why one might seek out illegal drugs. For many people, taking illegal drugs is a method of escaping reality; of seeing, feeling, and thinking differently; and of exploring the world they know from an altered perspective. Some take drugs for the purpose of fitting into social settings, some to cope with…

Sex and Antidepressants

What Is Depression? Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a mood disorder affecting approximately 6.7% of adults.  Depression symptoms vary from person to person but commonly include feelings of sadness or tearfulness, loss of interest in activities that were previously pleasurable, change in weight and appetite, change in sleep patterns, difficulty concentrating, feelings of excessive guilt or…

Sex and Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine (N-methyl-1-phenyl-propan-2-amine), also known as meth, crystal, chalk, and ice, is a psychoactive substance that stimulates the central nervous system when ingested. It belongs to a drug class called “psychomotor stimulants,” as it produces increased energy and attention.1 It is infrequently prescribed by clinicians to treat the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but…

Sex and Marijuana

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. As it is often taken recreationally to induce a “high,” many individuals choose to engage in marijuana use and sexual behavior at the same time in order to heighten their sexual experience. This article will explore the benefits and drawbacks of marijuana use…

Sex and Alcohol

Alcohol consumption is pervasive throughout almost all of human history, across many different cultures spread around the world. It’s no surprise that people have explored sexual intercourse while under the influence of alcohol. This article describes some of the key issues related to engaging in sex while under the influence. Consent Alcohol is a legal…