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Poll: What’s Your Favorite Substance to Abuse During Sex?

Thu, Dec 3, 2009

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19 Responses to “Poll: What’s Your Favorite Substance to Abuse During Sex?”

  1. Conrad Says:

    Why does it have to be abuse? One can use drugs in a safe manner prior, and during sexual activities. Not all drug use, is abuse.

  2. Elizabeth Says:

    Most legal and medical authorities do consider any recreational drug use to be drug abuse. From what I understand, the generally accepted definition of substance abuse is excessive use, which I have always understood to mean if you are drunk or high, you are abusing drugs. Substance abuse doesn’t mean doing it once every few months or whatever will do you any harm. I mean, it’s technically abuse of food to eat a whole tray of oreo cookies in one night – but in all likelihood, it won’t send you to the hospital.

    So yeah, smoking a couple bowls and then having sex is abuse. Just not necessarily dangerous.

  3. Evan Says:

    Caffeine is a recreational drug. Am I committing drug abuse every time I have my morning coffee?

    For the record, I haven’t used controlled substances in about 14 years.

  4. Slartibartfast Says:

    It can’t help but be abuse if you’re in the business of selling substance abuse treatment or interdiction. In that case, there is absolutely NO benefit to recognizing a distinction between use and abuse. Other professionals who aren’t so invested in the current model do sometimes acknowledge such a difference. The motivation to use and the effect of the use on the user’s life are held by some in the field to be salient considerations. The inability to hold a job, maintain healthy interpersonal relationships, etc. strike me as critical metrics in answering the question of whether it’s use or abuse.

  5. Madamoiselle L Says:

    There is a HUGE difference between “Use” and “Abuse” like slartibart said, if one can function, work, feel pleasure without the substance, etc it ISN’T abuse.

    The once a month (or whatever, once a week, once a year twice a week) decision to smoke a joint, while the rest of your life continues as it would if the substance were never there is USE, while not being able to eat, sleep, work, have sex or feel pleasure unless you constantly smoke weed is ABUSE. (Put ANY other substance in the place of pot, from cigarettes to booze to opium to porn to television to Facebook. Really.)

    Also, some substance DO have clinical usage, and even if used daily, it’s use is NOT abuse. Take a chronic pain patient who needs Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, morphine, Darvon etc to survive the day, this person may function normally while using the drug, feel no “high” but be in excruciating pain and become unable to function without it. This type of use is NOT to “enhance” things, but survival. I think realizing there is a HUGE difference between “recreation use” “clinical use” and “abuse” of ANY substance is important.

  6. emandlo Says:

    For what it’s worth, we were using the term “abuse” irreverently.

  7. Bethy Says:

    My DOC isn’t listed. As a Chronic Pain Patient I can’t function sans medication- so sex without “drugs” is a no fly zone. So maybe the ambien choice could be prescription medication?

  8. Bettyboo Says:

    what’s ambien..? and I can’t comment on most of the drugs here as other than alcohol I’ve either never or very rarely used them, but when I’m drunk I can’t seem to ‘finish’ no matter how horny I am, so it’s sober sex for me everytime, I don’t seem to need booze to lower my inhibitions, my sexy boyfriend seems to have been enough to rid me of any I had ;0)

  9. Madamoiselle L Says:

    Bettyboo Ambien is a prescription sleeping pill. Most people take it and conk right out. I can’t see having sex while on it, unless your partner is into date rape. ;)

  10. Bettyboo Says:

    Ah, don’t think we have it in the UK, at least not under that name..

  11. did i say that Says:

    maybe a glass of wine but basically feel all of the named substances only take away from every breath,touch,smell,taste, feeling, every nuance of the experience .

  12. Em & Lo Says:

    Mademoiselle: I think Tiger Woods would disagree with you there, if you believe the gossip rags. :-) Apparently if you stay awake after taking Ambien, the sex is pretty wacky.

  13. Slartibartfast Says:

    Bettyboo-
    The generic name for Ambien is zolpidem (the patent expired in 2007) and it’s available under a wide range of trade names, such as: Adormix, Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, Damixan, Hypnogen, Ivedal, Lioran, Myslee, Nytamel, Sanval, Stilnoct, Stilnox, Stilnox CR, Sucedal, Zoldem, Zolnod and Zolpihexal. The ‘CR’ types are extended-release versions. It’s a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic used for short-term treatment of insomnia. Recreational use isn’t too widespread but there’s some indication that it’s increasing here in the U.S.

  14. Slartibartfast Says:

    EmandLo-
    I *thought* you might have had your tongues in your cheeks when you picked the word “abuse.” Unfortunately, I was born without a sense of humor and couldn’t really tell. Besides, they started it.

  15. Madamoiselle L Says:

    Em and Lo, I didn”t know this. I only took this stuff a few times, and although I am not a good sleeper, it knocked me out in about 10 minutes, not to wake up for about 7 hours.

    As for Tiger, I’m not really following that story. ;) “An other celeb cheats….” I don’t even know the man. ;)

  16. Elizabeth Says:

    Sorry guys – I’m well on my way to becoming a mental health professional – though not working specifically with subtance abuse issues (and honestly, I have no intentions of being able to write prescriptions either, but that’s a whole other discussion). So – I read it in the way my education has taught me to. According to what I’ve learned, what you guys are describing is Dependence. When it gets to the point that you can’t function without it – it’s dependence. Abuse has to do with why you’re using and how much you’re using. Using a prescription pain pill prescribed to you to avoid pain – not abuse. Using someone else’s prescription pain pill (or your own) because you want a heightened sexual experience – that’s abuse. Taking illegal drugs such as Marijuana, Coke or Heroin for the high? Yup, that’s abuse. Abuse does not HAVE to mean there is a dependence issue.

    And for the record, I got that Em and Lo were using the word in a silly way. I was just answering Conrad’s assertion from my perspective.

  17. Common Sense Says:

    All this talk of “use” and “abuse” is ridiculous, and reveals the psychiatric bias of much of today’s health-related social science. The fact is, “use” is a neutral term, whereas “abuse” includes within in a value judgment – a moral judgment, so to speak. And why is this value judgment pronounced as part of the definition, without the merest hint of justification? Think about it. There’s a very fine line between avoiding pain and pursuing pleasure. Don’t forget this when you hear the anti-drug propaganda. They think their perspective is so self-evidently true. In actual fact, it is ludicrous. Perhaps there are valid social reasons to keep some drugs (e.g. Heroin) from being sold as regular commodities, but POT? Come on…. Alcohol is worse, hands down, and since it is basically the only psychoactive substance legally available, we are being driven to drink.

    I don’t know how many of you have tried it, but having sex whilst stone is a wonderfully sensual experience. Anyone who wishes to interpret this opinion as meaning that I am incapable of enjoying sex without being stone, needs to get their faulty thinking in check. Pure non-sequitur… let’s leave it at that ;-)

  18. ryan Says:

    wheres meth or amphetamine :(


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