Survey Response: The Impact of Drugs on Sex Drive

Wednesday July 4th, 2018

A few weeks ago, we created an online survey as a way for you, our blog followers, to anonymously ask questions related to sexual and relational health. This week, we’re answering a great question!

Question: “Do drugs affect the drive to have sex?”

Answer: The use of drugs may affect an individual’s drive to have sex – also known as their libido. For example, many prescription and/or over-the-counter drugs can lead to lower libido. Among these drugs are “alcohol, antidepressants, and blood pressure medications.” For this reason, it’s important to consult your health care provider prior to taking new medications in order to understand any potential side effects. In addition, men and women can experience a significant decrease in sex drives as a result of using cocaine.

On another note, drug use can cause an individual to engage in unsafe sexual activity which presents the potential of contracting a sexually transmitted infection or unintended pregnancy. Before taking any new medication or drugs, consider how they may impact your overall health and well-being.

If you have any questions you’ve been wanting to ask, feel free to fill out our survey here: