Drugs That Make You Sexually Active

Drugs are used to treat all kinds of health issues, including sexual health issues. While some drugs are used to treat ailments, many are used to enhance the sexual experience. Some popular examples include Tadalafil, also known as Viagra, and Sildenafil, also known as Cialis. While those two require a prescription there are countless options for those looking for a more natural solution in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Not all of the options have proven science to back them up, but many do!

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Gas Station Sex Pills

We’ve all seen the boner pills behind the counter with the crazy names. Rhino 3000, Gorilla 5000, and similar names. So do these work? Can they actually enhance your sexual experience? There isn’t a simple answer, because they’re all very different. Without a list of ingredients, it’s extremely unsafe to consume these pills. Knowing that, let’s look into a few ingredients commonly found in these gas station sex pills, and if they actually work or not.


  • Maca - This is a common ingredient, and a legitimate one. Maca has been proven to improve sexual desire in both men and women. From a 2010 study on Maca and sex: Four RCTs met all the inclusion criteria. Two RCTs suggested a significant positive effect of maca on sexual dysfunction or sexual desire in healthy menopausal women or healthy adult men, respectively, while the other RCT failed to show any effects in healthy cyclists. The further RCT assessed the effects of maca in patients with erectile dysfunction using the International Index of Erectile Dysfunction-5 and showed significant effects (1).

  • Yohimbe - This is an ingredient that flat out doesn’t work in humans. From a scientific study on Yohimbe: experiments show that the alkaloid increases sexual motivation even in sexually exhausted rats due to its action on the central α2-adrenoreceptors found in the locus coeruleus in the brain. Blockage of these brain adrenoreceptors appears to reverse a central negative feedback mechanism that regulates penile erection and maintains detumescence... [But] the compound does not increase sexual desire and thoughts in human clinical trials. The combined evidence from human and animal clinical studies indicates that yohimbine is far less potent in stimulating sexual behavior in humans than in rats. One possible explanation for this finding is the existence of powerful and multiple inhibitory controls on sexual behavior in humans that are not present in rats i.e. the cognitive aspects of sex are far more important in humans than the basic instinctive functions observed in animals.

  • Tongkat Ali - Another ingredient found in many gas station sex pills is Tongkat Ali. Most studies on Tonkkat Ali have been related to its effects on testosterone levels and athletic performance. Luckily for those taking it for sex, higher testosterone is great! From a 2013 study on TA: These results indicate that daily supplementation with tongkat ali root extract improves stress hormone profile and certain mood state parameters, suggesting that this “ancient” remedy may be an effective approach to shielding the body from the detrimental effects of “modern” chronic stress, which may include general day-to-day stress, as well as the stress of dieting, sleep deprivation, and exercise training (2).

  • Horny Goat Weed - HGW is probably in the majority of these products. While there’s still more science needed on the topic, there is evidence from multiple studies on HGW having a nootropic effect, as well as increasing sexual desire. From a 2010 study on Horny Goat Weed: Rats treated with low-dose ICA demonstrated significantly higher ICP/MAP and AUC/MAP ratios compared with control and single-dose ICA animals. Immunohistochemistry and Western blot were revealing of significantly greater positivity for nNOS and calponin in penile tissues of all rats treated with ICA. ICA led to significantly greater neurite length in cultured specimens of pelvic ganglia (3).

Female Sex Pills

Luckily for women, many of the best ingredients of sex pills that work for men, also work on women. More importantly than effectiveness, they’re not any more dangerous for women than they are for men. A couple of great examples are Maca and Tongkat Ali. Maca is probably the best for women, and is found in several sexual enhancement supplements, as well as things like specialized coffee drinks.

   

Are Sex Pills Safe

Like we mentioned above, all sexual enhancement supplements are different. The things you find in gas stations usually don’t have their ingredients listed, or hide some of them behind a proprietary blend. Not knowing what drugs you’re taking is not safe, therefore many gas station dick pills shouldn’t be considered safe.



Vitamins For Male Sex Drive

Aside from Maca and Tongkat Ali, there are other other ingredients that can help with sex drive for men. Horny Goat Weed is unproven, but has quite a bit of anecdotal evidence behind it. Another option to consider is semen enhancement supplements or “cum pills” like Load Boost. Some ingredients that are extremely effective in Load Boost are Pygeum, Zinc, and Lecithin, often referred to as The Holy Grail of Sex. Zinc is an essential part of semen, so taking a supplement ensures your body has what it needs to build semen. Pygeum, among other things, improves overall prostate and reproductive health in men. Giving your testicles and seminal vesicles the best possible tools means you can create the most semen volume possible!