Drugs for Cocaines makes the sex a Not.

Here’s an example of why it’s a good idea to convey information in a language you’re facile with rather than a random one.

72.28 per cent of drug addict men admit to have consumed drugs to be able to have sexual relations and most of them (58%) choose cocaine to this purpose, the narcotic which increases the most sexual incapacitation.
On the other hand, only 37.50% drug addict women consume drugs to this purpose, and when they do, they resort to cocaine (37%), speed ball (25%) and alcohol (25%).
Those are the conclusions of a study carried out by Professors of the department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment, where they have analysed the connection between drug consumption and sexual performance. They took a poll of 120 characters (104 male and 16 female drug addicts), aged between 17 and 23 years old and with an average age of 32.25, 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, as against 43.75% of women. This category also shows the differences by sexes, as men who consume drugs to lose their inhibition use alcohol and cocaine almost in the same proportion (43 and 37%, respectively), whereas in the case of women it is alcohol, with 72%, the most common substance.
The research work has been carried out by Professors Pablo Vallejo Medina , Miguel Pérez Garc?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.

It’s obviously difficult to figure out just what the hell’s going on here. Apparently, whether of not participants noted in this report were drug addicts was determined by a simple questionnaire alone. Also, there seems to be no control group, so there’s no indication of how these numbers relate to the percentage of non-addicted men and women who have used drugs or alcohol to loosen up for sex. I am going to venture that this figure approaches unity, even for pure masturbators. So in summary, this “study” suggests that altered consciousness and nooky are correlated to some extent. Who knew? It also implies that snorting a little coke (but only a little!) might make my next roll in the hay more pleasurable.
But the study, even if a wreck of bad research methods, isn’t as troubling as the article about it. This is the first time Ive been tempted to quote something in Comic Sans that doesn’t relate to a religious or conspiracy-theory idea. Based on where the study was done, I’m guessing that the person who wrote the piece speaks Spanish first and foremost. That’s fine, and my Spanish is worse than the author’s English, but when a medical news aggregator is willing to post things just as they’re received, it opens the door to quality-control issues a purveyor of this kind of information probably doesn’t want to invite. I’m half-wondering if I shouldn’t write up a nonsensical report of a fictional study concerning some lurid topic (ideas welcome) and e-mail it to the news-medical.com folks just to see if they’ll post it. I may have to unsubscribe to this particular feed, or only continue reading it so I can generate pointless and critical blog posts about the garbage I find there.

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  1. #1 by Gebstadter on March 5, 2009 - 2:43 pm

    “aged between 17 and 23 years old and with an average age of 32.25”
    that’s some interesting math

  2. #2 by Julie on March 5, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    I’m going to refer to this article next time a client wants to hire me to work on some copy, sight unseen, that’s “already written, but just needs a little polishing.”

  3. #3 by Rogue Epidemiologist on March 5, 2009 - 5:30 pm

    How is babby formed?
    I mean GEEZ! I would hope the original article in Spanish is a little coherent, though the fuzzy math isn’t terribly promising.

  4. #4 by scicurious on March 6, 2009 - 9:16 am

    [quote]the narcotic which increases the most sexual incapacitation.[/quote]
    LOL. If cocaine increase sexual incapacitation, I wonder why they bother. :)
    I also vigorously question any percentages given that do not also come with a real mean and SEM attached in parentheses for comparison.

  5. #5 by Rogue Epidemiologist on March 6, 2009 - 3:13 pm

    @scicurious
    Actually, crystal meth is also well-known for inhibiting erectility (stimulating the sympathetic nervous system and all that). But its use it rampant among MSMs who frequent circuit parties, commercial sex venues as well as those who seek anonymous partners (for proof, check out Craigslist M4M ads and look for the key phrase “party with Tina”).
    The hitch is that a lot of these guys (meth heads and cokefiends alike) use Viagra in tandem with the stimulants, so they can party and bang away all night long.
    Apparently these guys in the study didn’t figure out the Viagra part of the equation. But HIV incidence is all the better for it.

  6. #6 by Rogue Epidemiologist on March 6, 2009 - 3:13 pm

    @scicurious
    Actually, crystal meth is also well-known for inhibiting erectility (stimulating the sympathetic nervous system and all that). But its use it rampant among MSMs who frequent circuit parties, commercial sex venues as well as those who seek anonymous partners (for proof, check out Craigslist M4M ads and look for the key phrase “party with Tina”).
    The hitch is that a lot of these guys (meth heads and cokefiends alike) use Viagra in tandem with the stimulants, so they can party and bang away all night long.
    Apparently these guys in the study didn’t figure out the Viagra part of the equation. But HIV incidence is all the better for it.

  7. #7 by Kevin Beck on March 6, 2009 - 4:30 pm

    “crystal meth is also well-known for inhibiting erectility (stimulating the sympathetic nervous system and all that).”
    Actually, penile erection is a function of parasympathetic, not sympatheic, input (explaining the tendency of males hit with nerve gases–which are cholinergic agents–to develop spontaneous hard-ons as they salivate and shit their pants). I remember learning the crude mnemonic “point and shoot” for erection and ejaculation, the latter being under control of the sympathetic nervous system.

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