Prescription Drugs

Medication, either prescribed by your doctor, or some over-the-counter medicines, can affect how people feel about sex and about themselves.

Some prescription medicines can make people feel more relaxed and less aware of what they are doing. If you take more than your prescribed dose, or take medication that is not prescribed to you, there is a chance that you might take more risks or forget to practice safer sex.

Tranquillizers and medicines that are used to help you sleep or reduce anxiety are often abused or taken with other substances such as alcohol or recreational drugs.  When taken in this way these drugs can be particularly dangerous as there is a risk of overdose and you are more likely to do something that you wouldn’t normally do.  Some of these drugs are often referred to as tranx or benzos and include:

  • Diazepam (Valium, vallies, blues)
  • Temazepam (jellies, eggs)
  • Mogadon (moggies) 

The use of Viagra with other recreational drugs such as cocaine or ecstasy may lead to heart problems or erections that won’t go away for hours and can lead to permanent damage. 

Sexual health is an important part of your whole health; so talking to your partner and negotiating safer sex is always the best way to stay sexy and healthy.

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