GHB and Sex
by John Morgenthaler and Dan Joy
Scientists and doctors have traditionally been reluctant to ascribe
aphrodisiac properties to any substance, although this tendency may have
abated somewhat in recent years. It is a testament, then, to the power the
GHB's sexual effects that they were clearly acknowledged in the scientific
literature by 1972. Dr. Laborit wrote:
"A last point should still be mentioned: the [GHB] action on Man which
could be called 'aphrodisiac.' We cannot present any animal experiments on
this subject. However, the oral form has now been sufficiently used so
that, as generally agreed, no doubt can subsist as to its existence."
We have identified four main prosexual properties: 1) disinhibition, 2)
heightening of the sense of touch (tactility), 3) enhancement of male
erectile capacity, and 4) increased intensity of orgasm.
Perhaps the foremost prosexual property of GHB is disinhibition. Some
users suggest that GHB's other sexual benefits are secondary effects, made
possible (or at least amplified) by this loosening of psychosomatic
constraint. A number of people have commented that this disinhibition is
particularly marked among women.
Women often report that GHB makes their orgasms longer and more intense,
as well as more difficult or time-consuming to achieve, especially at
higher doses. As with its other effects, GHB's impact on female orgasm
seems highly sensitive to small adjustments in dosage.