Subjective effects of MDMA ('Ecstasy')
on human sexual function

by
Zemishlany Z, Aizenberg D, Weizman A.
Geha Psychiatric Hospital,
Petah Tikva and Sackler Faculty of Medicine,
Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 102,
Petah Tikva 49 100, Israel.
Eur Psychiatry 2001 Mar; 16(2):127-130


ABSTRACT

Sexual function following 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, or 'Ecstasy') consumption was subjectively evaluated in 35 healthy recreational users (20 men and 15 women, aged 21-48 years) with regard to four major domains of sexual activity: desire, erection (lubrication in women), orgasm and satisfaction. Desire and satisfaction were moderately to profoundly increased by MDMA in more than 90% of subjects. Orgasm was delayed but perceived as more intense. Erection was impaired in 40% of the men. It seems that MDMA impairs sexual performance, in spite of enhancement of sexual desire and the perception of greater satisfaction.

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