Condom use should be encouraged for cocaine users

Feb 6 2017 - 6:35am
Use condoms for safe sex

Researchers have observed that there is a greater likelihood of engaging in unsafe sex by cocaine users. In order to protect these drug abusers from venereal disease and unwanted pregnancies the use of condoms should be encouraged for cocaine users.

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Even with an increased awareness of the dangers of venereal disease and problems with unwanted pregnancies in the heat of the moment in dealing with the normal human sexual response sometimes well educated people are not as careful as they should be about safe sex. This problem becomes even greater with the use of cocaine which seems to intensify the sexual drives of men and women. It is therefore advisable to always encourage the use of condoms for safe sex and to make an extra effort to stress this for cocaine users.

Users of cocaine are even more desirous of sex and more impatient for sex

It has been reported by Johns Hopkins Medicine that it has been affirmed by a study that users of cocaine are more likely to engage in unsafe sex. Users of cocaine are even more desirous of sex and more impatient for sex than non-drug users.

Increased impatience in cocaine users serves as a significant barrier to the use of condoms

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It appears that there is an association between cocaine use and an increased risk for sexually transmitted diseases because cocaine makes people even more inpatient than usual for sex. There has been an anecdotal connection made between use of cocaine and increased rates of impulsive behavior, which includes risky sex. A new government funded study at Johns Hopkins has lead to a consideration that increased impatience in cocaine users serves as a significant barrier to the use of condoms in people who are sexually aroused due to the cocaine.

Regular users of cocaine are more likely to be afflicted with sexually transmitted diseases

The researchers have been aware that regular users of cocaine are more likely to be afflicted with sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. The findings from this study have suggested a probable explanation for this heightened risk for venereal diseases is “sexual impatience”.

Cocaine is an extremely addictive stimulant drug

Cocaine is a stimulant drug which creates feelings of increased energy, hyperalterness and euphoria in users. It is an extremely addictive stimulant drug which is made from the leaves of the coca plant which is native to South America reports the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

The researchers observed there seems to be an increase in sexual desire with cocaine use. However users of cocaine reported if they had a condom in a risky sex situation they would be likely to use it. Yet if a condom is not available users of cocaine are not as likely to hold off sex to go get a condom. In other words the cocaine users simply appear to be more impatient in dealing with waiting for sex.
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This study has been published in the journal Psychopharmacology. Researchers have found that there is a dose dependent increase in sexual desire and decreases in use of condoms with cocaine use. Clearly it is important to encourage the use of condoms for safe sex for everybody since you never know for sure when a particularly stimulating situation may arise which could tempt you to let your guard down about safe sex. An awareness of the increased impatience for sex in cocaine users should lead to heightened vigilance in dealing with this problem in users of this addicting drug.

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