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Just sucks I'm one of those odd balls that can't perform while high. I've tried numerous strains, but they all don't work for sex, pretty much in my case, pot = birth control. No fun while stoned, sex wise anyways. But put me on Percocet or Vicodin, Ron Jeremy watch out lol.
PhenEthylAmine does not trigger dopamine release! PEA only increases blood pressure and causes headaches when active, which it will not be without taking MAO inhibitors.
I don't know where you got that information from; Many PEA Based substances (for example 2c-b or MDA) can be very sex enhancing.
im sry but you are surely not a person to talk about sex you eyes are a HUGE how tf is a man gonna get it up wit ur eyes lookin like ur on amphetamines since 4days fuke you should smoke 20joint a day just so your eyes look normal uglyass bithc
Come on, MDMA! MDMA would increase the intensity of pleasure derived from sex - Better Orgasm etc etc. Too bad society, law and government are too un-developed to begin understanding how flawed tabooing the use of drugs and blindly using the word addiction without being able to define it and understand the neuroscience of drug - brain interaction. *-War On Drugs-** Education and Controlled Use✓*
LMFAO. you cant tell me you are not on speed rambling this out this quick hahahaha. are you talking this quickly because you want us to watch this 10 times in order to actually capture every word you speak? good marketing ploy. anyway my opinion. weed number 1. its a must for me with sex. has been for years. one without the other is like a pie without sauce. however i will admit it does cause sleepy cobra issues in later life. im only 46 and still as fit as a bull as far as cardio shagging is concerned but no longer can keep the python at full mast for the hole countdown and im guessing its a combo of just getting older, not being as excited about shagging anymore and the herbs damage to my brain cells. however i love the high fuck that much ive decided to use it in conjunction with viagra. a mate of mine said to me only last year when i was having troubles keeping the cobra awake. 'live for a good time not a long time' and he was right. id rather smoke weed, pop a blue pill and get the business done and die of a heart attack by 60 than give up the weed, not take the blue pill and end up 2 or 3 times having to have a small break before primeing up again to keep the business rolling. the chick dont like that either if she needs time to nut like my darling pookki. anyway, im gunna rewind this video to the start and listen again and try my best to pick up as many more words in your speed amphetimene speech. happy rooting
Please do a part 2 of this. There are so many other drugs that can affect sex, like prescription drugs (ADHD meds, psychotropic drugs, painkillers etc), cocaine, mdma, lsd, meth and a lot of others. I'm not a recreational drug user or anything but I do find human physiology fascinating and would love to know more about this
i was going to say something else but important note about cannabis infused lubricants BEWARE the ones i have seen all have other oil's/substance's that eat some of the material's condoms are made of. (solo use for women) even more upsetting there is no counterpart product made or marketed to men :(
I was on zoloft for a time to treat my anxiety. I could still get in the mood but could not keep it up after several minutes and nothing would happen. I'm the chronically single time so luckily there was no harm to a relationship, but I must confess I had more free time because of that than I knew what to do with, so eventually I stopped taking it. A few years later I started taking Abilify and, while it wasn't near as bad, I stopped having quite as many urges which was an interesting experience XD I, again, had more free time than I knew what to do with but the difference this time was I just didn't get aroused as much. So I tried working out more. It made me tired.
You should do a video on emergency contraception. There's a lot of misinformation and outdated info out there about what it does and who can access it. Many still think there's age restrictions and men can't buy it when neither are true according to recent legislation
Doe, there's an elephant in here and I think it needs to be discussed. It's consent, and the unspoken rule of "If you're a guy then never have sex with a consenting intoxicated woman, because she might regret it afterwards and change her mind, and then you will be a rapist." Just ONCE I'd like someone to talk about this SPECIFICALLY. I know it's uncomfortable, but it's just a reality in this world.
I know there's definitely such a thing as 'too drunk' (I have refused sex with two different girls for this reason), but the fact is that a girl can be just tipsy and still be over the legal limit to drive, and this would be enough for her to 'take back' her consent after the fact. I would argue most women wouldn't do this, but there *are* a few who would, and it's those few that are making everyone change their behaviour 'just in case' she turns out to be one of them. It's fear-based social engineering. I have actually sworn off of sex with any woman who has consumed *any* alcohol, out of fear. No matter how into it they seem.
Understand I don't know what the solution is. But it's definitely not letting next-day-regret send someone to prison for rape. And if we don't discuss it, we'll never reach a conclusion.
(Note: I've had a girl get offended when I turned her down after she'd had a couple drinks, because she *interpreted* it as me saying 'You can't handle your drinks, and you'll probably call me a rapist tomorrow'. The sad thing is, while it is unlikely, it is possible. What the hell am I supposed to do in that situation?)
Well if releasing a video about sex & drugs on 4-20 is not an ideal educational opportunity I don't know what would be. Once again I am amazed by the amount of information packed into a sexplanations video. Stay curious indeed.
Compared to your alcohol vid, I liked and appreciated this one more. It didn't have the "don't do it" bias that was basically way prevalent in the one with alcohol. This one considered both the good and the bad.
I really hope Dr. Doe is going to bring up the whole Utah vs. pornography debacle unfolding, especially where Utah's only allowed sex ed is abstinence-only. The sources that the governor cited were unscientific at best.
Once you have gotten done with the drugs and sex series, I would love an episode on the challenges and strategies for pregnancy sex. At 7 1/2 months pregnant, my husband's and my once a week has gone down to my giving him a blowjob every other week to get some intimacy. Snugging just doesn't cut it...
+CommentorX Oh, I know. This is my second child. But once my first was moved to his own room, we went back to a similar schedule as before I got pregnant, so I think I'll be able to do that to some extent this time too. Also, I thought it would make a good topic that doesn't get a lot of attention.
So I am a little confused. The goaskalice.columbia.edu source you used for nicotine and sex doesn't match up to what you said. You said it can possibly cause penis shrinkage. All I read from the source is that it restricts blood flow like erectile disfunction (sp?). Just a little confused.
If someone is using cannabis and they usually don't, the high/intoxicating effects may be way more intense and it would definitely affect ability to consent. However, as someone who uses cannabis multiple times a day, the effect doesn't impair my judgement and actually makes sex more enjoyable.
Doc, most people have never seen other people having sex. Their only exposure would be porn. Movies tend to tell us how to act. Could you be detailed and tell the audience how porn films are not reality but a fantasy and tell us what to look out for.
A marked contrast to the sex and alcohol video. To me the key part was acknowledging that increased dose equals increased risk. Not to mention (in my opinion) these substances are far less dangerous than alcohol.
One of the main safety elements that I got from these videos is that, if you're going to use any mind-altering substance during/prior to sex, it's important to first establish boundaries and limits with your sex partner when you're both completely sober: STI tests/protection, want/will/won't, safe words, what to do in emergencies, etc. Needless to say, it's best if you both trust each other (then again, would you really want to have sex with someone you don't trust? It's supposed to be a positive experience, not a fear-for-your-wellbeing experience).
Personally, I don't think I'd be too bothered if a sex partner and/or I didn't reach climax or got distracted, as long as we can enjoy whatever it is we end up doing. Having a deep conversation about philosophy or the universe can be as good as an intense orgasm, depending on the mood.
Funny pot sex story! My roommate was going to have sex later, so I suggested he get high with me beforehand because it would enhance his experience.
The next day he yelled at me for convincing him to smoke the night before: the same kind of condoms he had used previously felt tight and restrictive on him when he was high. The girl he was with had no idea how to help him, besides suggesting that they go buy bigger condoms. They never had sex.
Pot is great for familiar partners, but I wouldn't recommend it for your first time with somebody.
Dr. Doe, I keep trying different kinds of birth control, but they are all causing low libido. Can you explain why and give some alternatives? I need a birth control pill for bad hormonal acne so I also use it as my main form of birthcontrol. It seems to be a BIG problem with a lot of us. They say to keep trying until you find the one for you, but I feel like I keep missing and I've tried so many.
Could you cite the cigarette/small penis thing? The only studies that I've seen on the topic have been reported in the media as "smoking moms make babies with baby dicks" and that study only referred to a single compound in cigarettes that may have a correlation to decreased penis size.
Also 2:43 felt a bit more like an ad than solid info, quite frankly.
+strawberrylemonades I'd definitely be willing to concede that other people have a different experience. It's unfortunate that, for them, Cannabis can be a more dangerous proposition. I just felt the need to answer the replies.
+Zuzu Superfly It's cool that that's your experience. For other people being high can be just as judgement impairing as when intoxicated with alcohol, ie they may agree to things/not fully understand the things that are going on, when they would not have done so otherwise. It's not as alien as it may seem. If you've ever made any bad judgement when you were in a really emotional state (gotten angry enough to say things you don't mean, or something) then it would be similar to that, only there is a substance that is literally making it impossible for you to regain your composure and assess the situation as clearly as you could in a sober state. If that doesn't happen to you when you smoke pot, that's cool, but it's not so difficult to imagine it happening to other people.
+Carly Marie Neither of those issues are a problem for me. Until I can no longer move, I know what I don't want, and I assert myself to that effect. If we're talking about consent after you can no longer move... we're just talking about rape.
The class of drugs that Levitra, Viagra, Stendra, and Cialis belong to are called PDE5 inhibitors. They work by relaxing tight blood vessels, allowing more blood to surge into the penis and cause an erection, says Gregory Bales, M.D., an associate professor of urology at the University of Chicago.
The little pills do the trick for more than two-thirds of men with Viagra protects the heart (ED). They also work for guys who simply need them for a short time to get their “confidence back,” says Michael Eisenberg, M.D., director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford University.