Increased libido

Increased libido can be described as a distinct increase in feelings of sexual desire, the anticipation of sexual activity, and the likelihood that a person will view the context of a given situation as sexual in nature. [1] [2] When experienced, this sensation is not overwhelming or out of control, but simply remains something that one is constantly aware of.

Increased libido is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as tactile enhancement, and stimulation in a manner which can lead to greatly intensified feelings of sexual pleasure. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of stimulant compounds, particularly dopaminergic stimulants such as methamphetamine [3] and cocaine [4] . However, it may also occur under the influence of other compounds such as GABAergic depressants and psychedelics.


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  2. Sandroni, P. (2001). Aphrodisiacs past and present: a historical review. Clinical Autonomic Research, 11(5), 303-307. |
  3. VAZIRI, S., & LOTFI, K. F. (2010). Effects of Methamphetamine and Narcotics on the Increase of Libido and Reckless Sexual Behavior. |
  4. Macdonald, P. T., Waldorf, D., Reinarman, C., & Murphy, S. (1988). Heavy cocaine use and sexual behavior. Journal of Drug Issues, 18(3), 437-455. |




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