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Messages highlighting dangers of drug use during sex need to target wider audience

RESEARCHERS SAY THAT messages about drug use during sex need to target a wider audience as they have found that combining drugs with sex is common regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

The international study, which drew approximately 22,000 responses, found that people from the UK had the highest rate of drug use during sex.

Alcohol, cannabis and cocaine were the most commonly used drugs while GHB/GBL and MDMA were rated most favourably among users.

Respondents to the survey said the highly addictive drugs GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) and GBL (gamma butyrolactone), both commonly known as G, increased ‘sexual desire’ the most while MDMA increased ‘emotionality/intimacy’ the most.

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Source: Ceimin Burke, The Journal, 2nd April 2019

Posted by drugs.ie on 04/03 at 08:43 AM in
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