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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)
Ergot is a fungus that lives on rye and other grasses and is pathogenic to its host as well as to humans and other animals that ingest it. Ergot is also a great source for the art of healing and the pharmaceutical industry.
Like most great pharmacological resources, ergot is a powerful poison. More specifically, many ergot alkaloids have a poisonous effect on the central nervous system, interfering heavily with neurotransmitter function. And here also lies the great promise of ergot as medicine.
Ergot is an old member of the materia medica. It has been used in traditional medicine and it has been scientifically studied for more than 50 years. Among those studying ergot and its derivatives was the Swiss chemist Albert Hofman whose experiments let to the discovery of LSD, an ergot derivative that strongly interferes with the neurotransmitter serotonin.
In the field of conventional medicine, ergot derivatives are nowadays mostly used for their potential to enhance another neurotransmitter, dopamine. A dopamine deficiency is a common grave medical condition, Parkinson's Disease.
While the ergot derivative LSD is used almost exclusively as recreational drug with practically no use in conventional medicine, dopamine enhancing ergot derivatives are sold in pharmacies around the world. The most common ergot prescription drug is probably Sandoz' Parlodel (bromocriptine by generic name). Even though it's very much a conventional medication, bromocriptine and other dopamine enhancing ergot derivatives have a clear potential as life-style drugs. Not all, but many ergot-based medications for Parkinson's Disease have a profound sexuality enhancing (side) effect.
All dopamine-enhancing medications can be used in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease, but not each and every dopamine enhancement produces pro-sexual (side) effects. On a similar level, while many medications used for serotonin enhancement (in the treatment of clinical depression) have anti-sexual effect, this anti-sexual effect is not an unavoidable side effect of serotonin enhancement.
The answer to the puzzle lies in dopamine and serotonin receptor sites. Not all dopamines and all serotonins are alike. The effect of some dopamine binding to specific sites is pro-sexual, and the binding of some other dopamines to other sites may be neutral at best, or even anti-sexual. The same holds true for serotonin enhancing drugs and serotonin binding sites.
Until now, many ergot derivatives are considered "dirty" drug. They are named like this because their action is not all too specific. They have the therapeutic effect for which they are prescribed, but they have many other effects, too. From the perspective of conventional medicine, the pro-sexual effects are a side effect.
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