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Non-Prescription Drugs That Have A Negative Effect on Female Sexuality

Alcohol can impair female sexual arousal even before intoxication takes place. Source: Masters and Johnson on Sex and Human Loving page 521.

Addictive narcotics such as heroin and morphine caused 27% of the 85 female addicts surveyed to experience orgasmic dysfunction, and 57% to experience decreased sexual interest. The root cause of these problems is unknown due to numerous factors that could cause addicts to experience sexual dysfunction. The sexual dysfunction could even be the root cause for the addition. Source: Masters and Johnson on Sex and Human Loving page 521.

Amphetamines and cocaine can cause sexual dysfunction in men when used in large doses or over long periods of time. One would have to assume women would also experience sexual dysfunction under these conditions, do to similar anatomy and sexual physiology. Source: Masters and Johnson on Sex and Human Loving page 522.

Marijuana caused some women to report temporary vaginal dryness resulting in painful intercourse. Source: Masters and Johnson on Sex and Human Loving page 523.

APA Reference
Writer, H. (2008, December 24). Non-Prescription Drugs That Have A Negative Effect on Female Sexuality, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, September 23 from https://www.healthyplace.com/sex/medications/non-prescription-drugs-that-have-a-negative-effect-on-female-sexuality

Last Updated: June 27, 2019

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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