There's a binary choice to make in response to the realization that you're getting older. You can either begin or intensify the contemplation of your own mortality; or you can invoke the only line of Dylan Thomas you can half-remember and start doing things that assert that you won't be shrugging on the cardigan of acquiescence anytime soon. For good or ill, as I barrel toward the big , I find myself in that latter category. That's why "chemsex" caught my attention.
MDMA and sexual behavior: ecstasy users' perceptions about sexuality and sexual risk
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You already know that smoking weed or drinking alcohol can have a serious effect on your social skills and sex life. In short, drinking makes you horny but less discerning, and smoking can make it seemingly impossible to focus. But how might your sexual experiences be affected by a harder drug, like MDMA? In a study from , Joseph Palamar, the same guy from the alcohol and weed study , took a look at how popular club drugs like cocaine and ecstasy affect sexual performance in a population of club drug-using men in New York City. For this study, Palamar and his team focused just on the gay and bisexual male community — so only male respondents gave feedback.
The findings, published in the journal Psychology and Sexuality , suggest that different substances are therefore associated with different sexual risks for users. Alcohol, marijuana, and ecstasy also known as MDMA, or Molly when in powder form are among the most prevalent substances used by young adults. While there has been extensive research on substance use as a factor that leads to risky sexual behavior, few studies have focused on specific sexual effects of different substances.
It is the tablet form of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine MDMA , a loose white powder, and is b randed with logos such as M itsubishi, Superman, doves, smiley faces or Rolex. Ecstasy increase s your perception of colours and music, making it the most commonly used drug on the club , music and festival circuit. Ecstasy can be swallowed, snorted, smoked, or inserted up your ass. Unlike other drugs, ecstasy will not numb the area it comes into contact with so , if you booty-bump or snort it, then it can hurt. Ecstasy has mild hallucinogenic and amphetamine-like qualities.