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

Citation
Z. Zemishlany et al., Subjective effects of MDMA ('ecstasy') on human sexual function, EUR PSYCHIA, 16(2), 2001, pp. 127-130
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psychiatry,"Clinical Psycology & Psychiatry
Journal title
EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY
ISSN journal
0924-9338 → ACNP
Volume
16
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
127 - 130
Database
ISI
SICI code
0924-9338(200103)16:2<127:SEOM(O>2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
Sexual function following 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, or 'Ecst asy') consumption was subjectively evaluated in 35 healthy recreational use rs (20 men and 15 women, aged 21-48 years) with regard to four major domain s of sexual activity: desire, erection (lubrication in women), orgasm and s atisfaction. Desire and satisfaction were moderately to profoundly increase d 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 th e perception of greater satisfaction. (C) 2001 Editions scientifiques et me dicales Elsevier SAS.