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Cocaine And Its Influence On A Person’s Sex Drive

Cocaine sexual side effects

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Cocaine is renowned for its addictive nature. But it also has the common side effect of being an aphrodisiac. Sex on cocaine drug is supposedly more fulfilling due to the euphoria felt when taking the drug. Users may feel more confident and free to express themselves, meaning they enjoy themselves more. Furthermore, the drug is a stimulant. This means users acquire a ‘cocaine sex drive’, where they feel energized and desire this kind of intimacy far more than usual. So what are the features of sex on cocaine?

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The Features of Sex on Cocaine

Man hand holds plastic packet or bag with cocaine.
As a stimulant, cocaine has quite a large influence on sex. It gives users a surge of awareness and increased sensory awareness. This makes sex more pleasurable.
Having sex on cocaine also has many other features that could be regarded as positive, such as:

  • Euphoric feeling
  • Increased confidence
  • Increased awareness and sensory awareness
  • Increased focus
  • Increased energy
  • Increased desire and sex drive

However, these positive feelings gradually wear off. There is a correlation between sex and cocaine with erectile dysfunction. There is also a recklessness about sex on cocaine, with many users facing the consequences of unprotected and generally dangerous sex. Due to the negatives of cocaine use during sex being long term, many users enjoy the short-term benefits without recognizing the risk they are putting themselves at.

Does Cocaine Cause Male Sex Problems?

Cocaine and the sex drive may be a pleasant mix in the short term, increasing pleasure and energizing the user. However, in the long term, they can bring a lot of side effects on the male health.
Cocaine use in the long term has been linked with erectile dysfunction and a lower sperm count. Although this will cause clear physical issues, it may also affect the user psychologically. In addition to the drug causing erection issues, it can also encourage the practice of unsafe sex. This can lead to both unwanted pregnancy and the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. According to Sex Info Online, the stimulant impairs immune cell function, so users are more exposed to diseases as the body can defend against them. It also promotes replication of HIV and enhances its effects.
In addition to the physical health problems the drug creates, it can also make users engage in the activity they wouldn’t normally consider. Activity such as sexual assault, theft, and rape have all been linked with cocaine use.

Does Cocaine Cause Female Sex Problems?

Taking cocaine for sex and pleasure is also common with women. Similarly to with men, the drug creates a ‘cocaine sex drive’, which makes the act more pleasurable. Despite this, it is equally dangerous. Cocaine use can cause some sexual health problems for women. Just like with men it can impair judgment and encourage the practice of unsafe sex, which in turn spreads sexually transmitted diseases and creates an undesired pregnancy.

The stimulant can also have adverse effects on fertility. Cocaine alters the menstrual cycle of a woman and can ultimately stop ovulation. Furthermore, it damages the fallopian tubes. This can make pregnancy an impossibility. In addition to all that, the drug can also permanently affect delicate hormonal balances which can create permanent low moods, lower sex drive and make conception less likely.
Cocaine use during pregnancy can lead to more gruesomely adverse effects. According to Sex Info Online, the substance is linked with premature delivery, maternal migraines, seizures and placental abruption. This can cause the child to be stillborn or born with health issues.
Furthermore, the drug exacerbates the cardiovascular changes during pregnancy. This can lead to severe problems with the child’s delivery and in extreme circumstances, miscarriage.
The substance can also cause both physical and cognitive developmental issues in a child. They may be born smaller than average and in later life struggle with memory and recollection.

Cocaine – Dealing With Addiction

Addiction to cocaine can have severe effects on long-term sex life, so it is important to get rid of the addiction before it gets any worse.
Dealing with addiction can be a challenge so one should always ensure to get the right treatment. However, even with the right treatment, there is a need to be in a positive mindset and be ready to deal with all the withdrawal symptoms. It will always be difficult to overcome a cocaine addiction, but with the support of family, friends and the right treatment, one can prevent all the gruesome, negative health effects getting any worse.

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Medically Reviewed By Michael Espelin APRN
Isaak Stotts

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Isaak Stotts, LP

Isaak Stotts is an in-house medical writer in AddictionResource. Isaak learned addiction psychology at Aspen University and got a Master's Degree in Arts in Psychology and Addiction Counseling. After graduation, he became a substance abuse counselor, providing individual, group, and family counseling for those who strive to achieve and maintain sobriety and recovery goals.


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  • Cheryl
    My husband is 60 days in recovery from crack and alcohol. He has absolutely no sex drive or desire. Is this common and will this get better in time? I am struggling with this and would like some answers to help.
    • Sami
      He needs you. I suggest you to not think on these lines by now. Focus on your man. Be ptient the time will come!!
    • Marghoob ali
      I am 60 days into quitting crack honestly my lebeedo is gone but I know in time it will come back. I just need to stay and eat healthy I know I will recover but it may take 6 months or more I hope this helps you
    • Jay
      As a recovering addict and also a man it can get better but he should get his testosterone checked out by a dr a i have been in recovery for about 20 years now I wish you all the best of luck stick together and you all can make it threw
    • Michael
      Yes the body/brain will have to heal itself and basically learn how to make dopamine on its own without drugs
  • Sandy
    My husband continually takes off for anywhere from 2 – 10 days to use cocaine or crack or whatever. I find out that this time he is away and ignoring his family he is in hotels with other women doing drugs. He swears that the drug takes away his sex drive and it is only about the drug use he is not having sex at all with these women. Am I completely stupid to think there is a possibility he is telling me the truth?
    • Mara
      Sorry to say you shouldn’t trust a thing he says. Even if he can’t get hard there are plenty of sexual acts you can still engage in. Even just watching others. It’s up to you to choose where you draw the line. What’s your limit? Are you okay with him hanging out in hotels doing drugs even if there’s no sex?
    • Mzbee
      He lying. It increases the make sex drive it act the same in women
    • Rae
      Even if he isn’t sexually involved with these women, why tolerate him behaving that way? I’d tell him if he leaves again the locks will be changed. Give him the option and then he has to decide. No one can cure an unwilling addict, the addict has to do it themselves. You need to focus on your family and protect them.
    • Dana Franciose
      Who cares if his sex drive is whatever. He is leaving you and his kids for weeks at a time. You deserve more.
  • Diane
    My husband been gone for 4 day, hes addicted to crack, I can’t function right just wondering what he can possibly be doing in thesr 4 days, but im not stupid but it hurts so bad. I forgave him tome after time but this time im leaving him and praying for him at the same time. How do I cope with this.
    • Jay
      Might be time for tough love make him realize how it makes you feel when he leaves you
  • Jay
    As a recovering addict if someone is gone for more then one night the having sex with someone or looking for more dope im a 20 year sober addict and will always be a addict my advise to anyone isif possible move change locations meet new people and stay as far as possible away from where it is easy to score any drugs
  • Monica
    Hi. My boyfriend is a cocaine addicted and he wants me to help him but idk how. He won’t get into a addition facility because he still needs to go to work but he wants help. So what should we do to help him? Please let me know if there is any way to help him.
    • Marquaez G.
      There are many outpatient rehabilitation programs that you can enroll in. It’ll be much harder for him bc he’ll have access to it if he wants it, but fighting addiction is About developing a new way of THINKING about the drug. It’s not ALL in His head, it just and must start there and stay there.
  • philepe
    god has all your backs
  • Brina
    Why do not want to take a bath for days when he is on crack,
  • Gee
    Hi my partner takes coce most days when he goes to the pub, last week from Tuesday was home by 10pm Wednesday out from12 midday home midnight Thursday the same and Friday out from midday home 645am Saturday morning I was up and could smell the booze all through my house and my anger got the better of me that u punched him in the face not impressed with myself to say the least this has been going on for the past 2yrs, and each time he says he’s going to stop but never does he’s having surgery tomorrow so a good week here so far as he hasn’t been out or took coke because of this, what can I do I no longer trust him and I’m ready to walk it’s the pain in my face and my daughters that makes me stay to help him he used to be a great bloke but now I can’t look at him, he says he’s not an addict
    • Sabrina Way
      My husband of 8 years left me & his family to be with a girl who snorts coke. Come to find out he is on it too. He lies about everything, I just want to know will he ever bounce back and come out of it?
      • ali
        Unlikely the bond between a couple who so coke together is strong for the worse as they both enjoy to play together whilst on coke
  • John
    hope you u all get the help you need
  • Ussr
    I hope we can one day live without anyone doing coke
  • Marie
    I agreed with the the story I’ve read because I’m dealing with it as we speak and have been for the last 20 years…
    For a very long time I’ve been dealing with these problems and I’m finally done with the situation because trying to help someone in such a situation can cause you to lose your self and you feel like you’re using it to so now knowing I can’t change it they have to want it I’m moving on…