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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 (2004)
Dopamine agonists have been around for many decades, and their pro-libido effect has been reported. Apart from Dostinex, the assortment of dopamine agonists includes bromocriptine, pergolide, pramipexole, lisuride, apomorphine, and a few more.
Actually, apomorphine (brand name: Uprima) was sold in Europe as a medication for erectile dysfunction. But it's wrong marketing. Dopamine agonists don't work for erections like phosphodiesterase inhibitors. They work on libido, at least for some people who use them.
Uprima typically is a disappointment for men whose problems are primarily vascular. I assume that Uprima is sold as a medication for erectile dysfunction mainly because erectile dysfunction meanwhile is an accepted medical condition, while low libido is not.
I have tried dopamine agonists for sexual enhancement for several years. And not only dopamine agonists.
To summarize my observation: while sildenafil citrate and yohimbine work on erections, and while elevating testosterone levels only is of a pro-sexual nature if it is done with tongkat ali extract, dopamine agonists can enhance sexual excitement, though not reliably.
Because dopamine agonists suppress the hormone prolactin, which in turn suppresses testosterone, dopamine agonists can, in people with elevated prolactin levels, function in the same way as a testosterone replacement therapy would. This most happens in patients with pituitary cancer, which typically expresses itself in strongly elevated prolactin levels. Those afflicted by the disease have very low testosterone levels. Thus, for them, Dostinex and other dopaminergic agents work as hormonal therapy. The hormonal effects of Dostinex are less pronounced, or totally absent, in healthy subjects.
On the other hand, tongkat ali not only supports sexual excitement; it also tends to enhance orgasm and make for a stronger ejaculations. Tongkat ali can account for an additional half meter in ejaculatory range (and ejaculations on tongkat ali can feel like pellets, not fluid, moving through the urethra). Orgasms in general will be much more overwhelming.
In comparison to tongkat ali, dopamine agonists have their downsides. All the older ones can cause nausea. I myself cannot take L-dopa or lisuride. Nausea on these drugs is so severe that I want to see a nurse, rather than a girl, and only for medical purposes.
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