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We Have Updates on What Cocaine Does to Your Sex Life (It's Not Good News)

We Have Updates on What Cocaine Does to Your Sex Life (It’s Not Good News)

Cocaine undoubtedly has a reputation that precedes it when it comes to increasing sexual desire and making people do things they wouldn’t normally do. Now, a new study in Psychopharmacology sheds light on the link between cocaine use and risky sex. Research has shown that people who use cocaine regularly are more likely to have an STI, including HIV, but the exact reasons why have remained unclear. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University now believe something called “sexual impatience” is responsible; that is, a kind of impatience that revolves specifically around waiting for sex. Twelve regular cocaine users (eight were male and the average age was 27) were brought into the lab for three sessions. In order to be included in the study, they had to report having had unprotected and condom-protected sex at least once in their lifetime. For each session, they were given a pill that was either a placebo or one of two different doses of cocaine, and were tested using hypothetical…

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