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Attention! Men hooked to party drugs can have sexual disorders

Men addicted to party drugs like Ecstasy or amphetamines are likely to experience sexual problems like erectile dysfunction,enhanced sexual desire, spontaneous erections upon injection, delayed or multiple orgasms, reduced libido and more.

sex and relationships Updated: Jul 09, 2015 15:47 IST
Men addicted to party drugs like Ecstasy or amphetamines are likely to experience sexual problems. (Shutterstock)
Men addicted to party drugs like Ecstasy or amphetamines are likely to experience sexual problems. (Shutterstock)

If the party animal in you is hooked to drugs like Ecstasy, you could experience sexual problems like erectile dysfunction (ED), a new study has revealed.

And the problems are not limiting to ED as other side effects of amphetamines reported by participants of the study include enhanced sexual desire, spontaneous erections upon injection, delayed or multiple orgasms, reduced libido, impaired ejaculation and difficulty in achieving orgasm.

Party drugs, a common synonym for drugs like Ecstasy or amphetamines, are a group of drugs that stimulate the central nervous system.

"Compared with 211 matched controls, amphetamine users were twice as likely to experience erectile dysfunction," says Bang-Ping Jiann, senior author from the Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan.

In a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers analysed 1,159 males who illicitly used amphetamines.

Half of the participants reported impacts such as reduced erectile rigidity and sexual satisfaction, enhanced orgasmic intensity and delayed ejaculation.

The other half of the users, however, reported that amphetamines had no effect on their sexual functions.

Previous research has found that amphetamine abuse can cause a wide range of changes in sexual functions.

Future research is required to accurately determine the effects of amphetamines on the sexual functions of men, the study said.