Impotence or sexual dysfunction can occur at any time but usually goes away. When impotence remains for a long time, you need to get medical assistance. Impotence covers a range of sexual issues including low libido, erectile dysfunction, delayed or premature ejaculation or even a poor response to sexual contact. Alcohol and drugs are often taken to obscure any emotional issues or physical impairments that may be interfering with sexual problems. We’ll take a look at three different categories of sexual dysfunction which include sexual desire disorder, arousal disorder and orgasm disorder. Each of these disorders has distinct symptoms and all are negatively impacted by drugs and alcohol.
Sexual Desire Disorders
The phrase sexual desire disorder refers to a loss of libido. A decrease in libido can come about with low levels of testosterone (low T), prescription drugs, substance abuse (cocaine, alcohol), depression, anxiety and fatigue. Chronic use of marijuana also contributes to a decrease in libido brought about by a lack of motivation. This is particularly true for women.
Sexual arousal disorder refers to having problems with getting and maintaining an erection. Cocaine and alcohol can cause an issue with becoming aroused or being able to maintain some level of arousal. Imbibing to excess or prolonged use of cocaine brings about sexual dysfunction and impotence.
Trying to achieve an orgasm under the influence of alcohol or cocaine can be difficult. Under the influence, men often have delayed or premature ejaculation. It is reported that most orgasm disorders (anorgasmia) occur due to untreated psychological problems. Insomnia and fatigue can also affect the quality of an orgasm. A cocaine addiction has been reported to generate anorgasmia.
If alcohol is taken in moderation, it can enhance arousal by removing any inhibitions you might have. But, if you drink excessively and for long periods of time, libido falls by the wayside. Many men often experience at least a temporary form of impotence with excess alcohol. Alcohol is a depressant and that is not what you want if you want to get and keep an erection.
When first using cocaine, it is reported that sexual experiences appear normal. Sexual desire, arousal and orgasm may actually be heightened somewhat. As cocaine use increases, sexual desire or libido decreases along with arousal and sexual performance plummets. Eventually you become desensitized to sexual stimulus and libido is lost. It has been suggested that at least in some cases, sexual contact is actually avoided by cocaine addicts because of the fear of passing on viruses such as HIV.
If our impotence is due to cocaine and/or alcohol, you need to stop using cocaine and stop drinking or drink in moderation. Make sure you have a healthy diet and exercise regularly. At this point, it would be a good idea to take a good quality multivitamin to boost your system. Diet, exercise and vitamins should help boost sexual desire and arousal and before you know it, you’ll be having good sex again.