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By Serge Kreutz (2012)
Some 10 years ago, I experimented extensively with dopaminergics for sexual enhancement. I obtained the medications through the prescriptions of a physician in Southeast Asia, who was supportive of their off-label uses. I then set up a series of websites on which I reported my findings.
I gave up this experimentation after trying a maximum of 5 dosages of any of these dopaminergics. Some, like lisuride, I only tried once, as the side effects were just too severe.
As a writer who, just like everybody else, has to earn a living, I tried to charge for Internet access to sexual enhancement articles, covering dopaminergics. But I discontinued this endeavor after just a short while, not so much because the pay-for-access model was flawed but because I realized that the idea of sexual enhancement with dopaminergics was basically wrong.
Why did I have this wrong idea of using dopaminergics for sexual enhancement?
Well, there was a lot of hype surrounding dopaminergics in the early 2000s, much of it fuelled by the pharmaceutical industry. Pfizer had just introduced Viagra, and other pharmaceutical players wanted a slice of the erectile dysfunction cake.
One dopaminergic drug, apomorphine, was actually sold as erectile dysfunction drug (Uprima). And there was pharmaceutical industry-friendly research into another (Dostinex, cabergoline), and pseudo-scientific publications even promoted dopaminergics for life extension.
I am a scientifically minded person and I am in a general state of mind that lets me easily get excited about scientific advances in the field of sexual enhancement. So I did initially fall for all that scientific hype about better sex with dopaminergics.
Not for long. Just long enough to set up the numerous websites based on expectations, and long enough to write a good number of articles that reflected initial excitement and expectations for a grand solution to better sex (which I consider a philosophical necessity).
But if your interest is better sex, you can forget dopaminergics. I did, after my initial trials.
I so much forgot about them that for a good length of time, I did not even bother maintaining my dopaminergics-related websites.
But now I want to set the record straight. The idea of using dopaminergics for better sex is bullshit.
Dopaminergics will destroy your sexual health, just like the street dopaminergics cocaine, amphetamine, met, and crystal will.
Pharmaceutical dopaminergics will never give you the feeling of being the Greatest like street dopaminergics do. But nevertheless, they physiologically and physically mess up the dopaminergic system of your brain, and after some time will ruin your sexual health.
For what? Street dopaminergics give you a definite kick, but you won't experience anything pleasant from pharmaceutical dopaminergics. The most likely effect is nausea, plus feeling drowsy.
Drowsiness in men is often accompanied by non-sexual sort-of erections.
That is the sexual effect of dopaminergics. The rest is hype. Hype of the past. Apomorphine is no longer sold as erectile dysfunction drug. Scientists no longer research the idea of dopaminergics for sexual function, and for 10 years, I have not edited dopaminergics-related articles.
Just forget dopaminergics for sexual function.
By Serge Kreutz (2010)
While for many men, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor such as Viagra has solved the problem of achieving and maintaining an erection, a proper plumbing (blood flow into the penis) is just part of what constitutes superior sex. The wiring (electrical impulses traveling through nerves) has to be in top condition, too.
A phosphodiesterase inhibitor alone is like a morning erection? Not necessarily caused by heightened sexual awareness.
Compared to solving problems associated with penile plumbing, sexual wiring seems more complex. And while there are several, albeit sometimes not particularly popular alternatives to phosphodiesterase inhibitors for fixing the plumbing (e.g. alprostadil penile injections, penis pumps), the search for a wiring fix has been rather elusive.
The best prospects for synthetic pharmaceuticals lay with dopaminergic drugs. But they have many immediate unpleasant side effects such as causing nausea and sleepiness.
But new dopaminergic drugs with a better immediate side-effect profile are constantly developed, among them Dostinex.
However, by and large I am not in favor of synthetic pharmaceuticals to enhance libido. On the one side, a short-term advantage is paid for by a long-term imbalance to the dopaminergic system.
This is most extreme with cocaine, but brain scans have shown a degradation of the dopaminergic system after the use of pharmaceutical dopaminergics, too.
On the other hand, I am suspicious of synthetic pharmaceuticals. In that they are xenobiotics (substances that have not occured in our evolutionary environment), they are all likely to have a long-term negative impact such as causing cancer or strokes.
Synthetic dopaminergics are needed in the treatment of certain diseases such as Parkinson's. But they do not work well to improve overall health in people who do not suffer from specific diseases.
Overall health, including overall sexual health, is best augmented by NATURAL substances such as tongkat ali which is not a xenobiotic to humane evolution.
The effect may not be felt immediately, but tongkat ali has been shown not only to improve LONG-TERM sexual function, but also to be cytotoxic to cancers (killing cancer cells).
I agree that in light of the potential suffering they might experience (such as surgery under failed anesthesia), it would be best for most people to just die in their sleep in the next night. Actually, that option would be available with the right mix of sleeping tablets.
But for all those who do not have the courage for that, optimal sex in good health up to the end is the only thing worth living for.
Precisely this is the great potential achievement of NATURAL libido enhancers like tongkat ali, and maybe butea superba (but do not buy butea superba extract, only the actual herbal from Thailand).
Some prescription medications may have a more noticeable direct erection-enhancing quality. But because of the long-term damage, these medications are a sensible option only for those who anyway plan to commit suicide soon (which would be just fine).
For the rest of us who want long-term sexual and overall health, tongkat ali is much better.
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