The irony is that it's self-defeating, since cocaine is the most debilitating common drug when it comes to sexual performance.
It's not just men. 37.50% of drug addicted women do the same thing, resorting to cocaine (37%), speed balls (the colloquial term for intravenous use of heroin and cocaine together) at 25% and alcohol at 25%.
The study carried out by Professors of the department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment, analyzed the connection between drug consumption and sexual performance. They took a poll of 120 people (104 male and 16 female drug addicts) who were administered a poll together with the Addictive Behaviour Questionnaire, a test which assesses consumption seriousness.
Cocaine and alcohol to lose inhibition
Another conclusion of the work carried out at the UGR is that 50.98% of men use drugs to have sexual relations compared to 43.75% of women. This shows the differences by sexes, as men who consume drugs to lose their inhibition use alcohol and cocaine in almost the same proportion (43 and 37%, respectively), whereas in the case of women it is alcohol, with 72% the most common substance.
The research was carried out by Professors Pablo Vallejo Medina, Miguel Pérez García and Juan Carlos Sierra, who insist that, in the light of the results obtained, men present a paradoxical fact, "as cocaine, which is the most commonly used drug as an enhancer factor of sexuality, is also the most incapacitating drug at a sexual level."
According to researchers, this fact could be due to that drug addicts use cocaine in order to increase their sexual power and performance which, as has been proved by authors such as Cregel and Mark, only happens when consumed in low doses and in the short term. Such conditions would be difficult to keep, as consumers, due to the habit and the dependence would tend to increase both the doses and the consumption time, seriously harming the sexual function.
The research work carried out at the UGR has been developed with the collaboration of the resource of the Social Services Network of the Andalusian Council, "Cortijo Buenos Aires" of Granada, Proyecto Hombre Granada and the Unit of Emotional and Addictive Disorders of the International Hospital Medimar of Alicante.