View Full Version : Adderall=lots of porn/masturbation for anyone else?


examoeba
04-08-06, 12:20 AM
I've been on Adderall for a couple of months now. I had pretty much lost all sexual interest prior to that due to heavy doses of anti-depressants for the last several years. That kinda sucks for a 29 yr old.

As soon as I started Adderall, my drive came back with a vengeance! It's almost like an obsession sometimes, particularly when I find myself spending hours online watching porn.

Has this or anything similar happened with anyone else taking it?

scuro
04-08-06, 05:59 AM
Nice first post....

You know I've read other posts where newbies tell stories about adderall decreasing sex drive. This could be more of a thing where ADHD was your primary problem and once you started treating that, you were more yourself....which could be a scary thought! :)

Welcome to the boards.

william tell
04-08-06, 06:11 AM
No hand shaking but welcome to the boards

examoeba
04-08-06, 08:51 AM
Nice first post....

You know I've read other posts where newbies tell stories about adderall decreasing sex drive. This could be more of a thing where ADHD was your primary problem and once you started treating that, you were more yourself....which could be a scary thought! :)

Welcome to the boards.Sorry if my post was a bit blunt. It was very late when I posted that and I tend to have that very-matter-of-fact way of saying things that a lot of ADDers do.

I am really worried/concerned about this, though. I know that crystal meth seems to have this effect on people, but that's a completely different beast. Still, what if all amphetamines have that effect of some people? I'm not sure. I DO NOT want to consider going off the Adderall because it's changed so many things for me in positive ways. I just have to find a way to beat back these urges (no pun intended).

I've had no sex drive for the last several years and have not dated anyone as a result. Maybe it's time for me to start dating again now that I've got a lot of my ADD issues under control. It could take care of this problem for me or it could be disastrous! Only one way to find out, I guess.

Hyperion
04-08-06, 04:18 PM
amphetamines work by raising the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in certain areas of the brain. these chemicals are also involved in sexual arousal and release. however, it seems that not everyone gets this side effect, so it is possible that it only affects the arousal areas in some people. if i had to make a wild-*** guess, i'd say it's likely to involve issues in the limbic system, or possibly a lack of inhibition of the limbic system by the neocortex.

one thing that i would be interested in looking into is whether an increased sex drive tends to present itself more prominently in patients who did not take psychostimulants until well after puberty and adolescence, as opposed to those who were diagnosed at an early age and started taking psychostimulants at pre-pubescent or adolescent stages.

what i'm thinking is that maybe if a patient doesn't take stimulants until after adolescence, the pathways that would exert an inhibitory effect on the areas involved in sexual arousal do not form or are not strengthened, because inhibitory functions simply aren't present in non-medicated add patients during puberty. so when you later give these patients stimulant meds, they activate inhibitory mechanisms in the prefrontal cortex, and these mechanisms do their thing to correct the add problems, but because the inhibitory pathways simply never formed to the arousal regions, the stimulants don't have their calming, inhibitory effect in these regions the way that they do in many other areas of the brain. as a result, the actual stimulant properties shine through.

however, cheer up, i've noticed that even though adderall can increase the sex drive, it does tend to also increase one's judgement regarding how to deal with those urges. in other words, the increased ability to plan ahead allows one to be better able to think about how they're going to feel the next morning.

AllFiredUp
04-08-06, 04:42 PM
amphetamines work by raising the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in certain areas of the brain. these chemicals are also involved in sexual arousal and release. however, it seems that not everyone gets this side effect, so it is possible that it only affects the arousal areas in some people. if i had to make a wild-*** guess, i'd say it's likely to involve issues in the limbic system, or possibly a lack of inhibition of the limbic system by the neocortex.

one thing that i would be interested in looking into is whether an increased sex drive tends to present itself more prominently in patients who did not take psychostimulants until well after puberty and adolescence, as opposed to those who were diagnosed at an early age and started taking psychostimulants at pre-pubescent or adolescent stages.

what i'm thinking is that maybe if a patient doesn't take stimulants until after adolescence, the pathways that would exert an inhibitory effect on the areas involved in sexual arousal do not form or are not strengthened, because inhibitory functions simply aren't present in non-medicated add patients during puberty. so when you later give these patients stimulant meds, they activate inhibitory mechanisms in the prefrontal cortex, and these mechanisms do their thing to correct the add problems, but because the inhibitory pathways simply never formed to the arousal regions, the stimulants don't have their calming, inhibitory effect in these regions the way that they do in many other areas of the brain. as a result, the actual stimulant properties shine through.

however, cheer up, i've noticed that even though adderall can increase the sex drive, it does tend to also increase one's judgement regarding how to deal with those urges. in other words, the increased ability to plan ahead allows one to be better able to think about how they're going to feel the next morning.While I don't understand all the mechanisms involved, what you say seems plausible to me. If they ever decide to study it, I volunteer to be a test subject. Then it'd be for the sake of science, not just gratification. :D

I am not proud of this, but I have used stimulant drugs (I won't say what, but both of them are snorted) in the past and they kicked my sex drive into OVERDRIVE. I know that a lot of undiagnosed or unmedicated ADDers attempt to self-medicate and there is a high instance of drug abuse. I managed to kick those habits several years ago.

I was actually surprised that my doctor gave me Adderall with my past drug use. For the first month, I had to go in every Tuesday and take my pills with me for him or his nurse to count. That was our agreement. After that, I just go back in monthly. I really don't feel tempted to abuse my meds now, especially knowing that if I take an extra one today I'll be short one before I get a refill.

Anyway, back to the matter at hand (no pun intended). I've talked about it online last night and today with a few folks and I'm thinking I just need to get out and socialize more. Get out of the house and away from the computer. If the need/desire arises at some point, I can deal with it then. But sitting at home with all that built up energy (sexual and otherwise) probably isn't the best thing for me. I've already made some plans with friends for a few nights the next two weeks.

I'll have to let you all know how it goes.

****I am the original poster of this topic. I created that new login because I was embarrassed to have this topic attached my regular User ID. I should have known I could juggle that. This is my regular User ID and the one I'll use on here going forward. :foot:

DynamiteBritany
04-08-06, 06:24 PM
I saw this post and just could not resist the urge to post... even though I'm a lady (breaking the rules!... haha:rolleyes: ). I can totally relate though. I have always had a wonderful sex drive... even in elementary school! I can remember being late to the bus becuase I was too busy touching myself and not getting ready! (theres a good laugh for everyone!) I have noticed since I began taking Adderall (for about 2 1/2 years..) that if I start touching myself.. its really really hard to stop (not in a problematic sp? type of way..)! :faint: I doubt that it has much more to do with the adderall than it does with just being me, but I wanted to at least let you know that I can relate and you're not the only one! Good luck with everything! ;)
Britt

scuro
04-08-06, 10:28 PM
Sorry if my post was a bit blunt. It was very late when I posted that and I tend to have that very-matter-of-fact way of saying things that a lot of ADDers do.

I am really worried/concerned about this, though. I know that crystal meth seems to have this effect on people, but that's a completely different beast....

Repeat after me...injected or snorted crystal meth goes directly to the brain creating a strong euphoric feeling and then crash. Therapeutic levels of stimulants ingested do not create these effects or drug addiction and have been shown to be one the most effective and safest classes of drugs out there.

Breggin and Scientology have spread this fear far and wide across the net and I see posts like yours now practically every day. It's good to know where your ideas are coming from.

More on Breggin -> http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20721

More on Scientology -> http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18118

Hyperion
04-09-06, 12:53 AM
there's also some crank named baughman who claims to be a neurologist, despite the fact that his website, which i cannot in good conscience link to, contains very little actual neurological data. of course, what little neurology he does mention is pretty crappy. he keeps repeating the 'no direct observational evidence' line over and over and over again, and he has a whole list of letter supposedly from parents upset over the 'forced drugging' of their children. of course, if you read through these letters, most of them start out along the lines of

'my wife was granted full custody of the children after the divorce due to the fact that i'm a twice convicted felon and sex offender, but she's now medicating our children over my objections and the judge refuses to stop her.'

he asserts that there is no such thing as add or adhd, and therefore prescribing medication to children constitutes child abuse. he goes on and on about how it's all some plot by the evil pharmaceutical corporations to make up an illness so they can push 'speed' on impressionable young kids. of course, he somehow fails to mention that these drugs have been used since the 30s, well before shire or novartis existed, but only a fool would let facts and reality interfere with a good conspiracy theory.

Hyperion
04-09-06, 01:06 AM
never mind, just started reading through the thread you linked to, and i see you guys already gave baughman a good thrashing

scuro
04-09-06, 08:51 AM
More on Breggin ->http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18139&highlight=baughman

higgledy
04-11-06, 11:07 AM
I had the opposite effect since I started Adderall. I think in my case there are additional marital issues that add to my lack of desire. But I was not interested in sex all that much before adderall either. I never cared much but as man in our society I thought I was not normal. I guess like everything related to humans sex too is on a gray scale.

I think you should give yourself some time like a month or two, I'll bet you normalize or become to raw to continue. :D

MattyB
04-12-06, 03:20 PM
Adderall has actually helped me better control the sex drive. I still have to make an effort to do it, but I'm no longer feeling the NEED to look at porn, or to take home random females all the time. I think it's making it easier to control those urges, but the urges are still there. Before adderall, I would have just went with it....

Salvador
04-14-06, 02:46 PM
I know crack cocaine addicts say the drug greatly enhances their sexual pleasure, at least at first.

So it stands to reason that stimulants have an effect on the libido.

I can't really say adderall increased my sex drive, but I had a healthy one before taking the meds.

scuro
04-14-06, 04:13 PM
Repeat after me, street drugs and theraputic levels of stimulants have a completly different dilvery system and produce results that are not at all alike.

By the way Salvador, welcome to the boards. :)

AllFiredUp
04-14-06, 09:46 PM
I know you've all just been dying to know how it's going, so....

With the exception of some much needed stress relief on Tuesday morning, I have made is since last Sunday being 'Master of My Domain'. The best part is that, even though I had to heed the call of nature once, I haven't watched any porn. I kept myself busy all week, particularly after work, hanging out with friends, visiting family. Of course, now my sister thinks we're buddies and I want to hang out and I have new car fever (spent one night car shopping), but the point is, I have some degree of control! It is a good thing!

I think it's important for me to keep watch on my habits in this regard because I was/am concerned that it was becoming an addiction. At least at this stage in my life and ADD treatment, it's a weakness for me. Then again, it's a weakness for most of us single guys.

Just thought I'd check in. Peace!

AllFiredUp
04-14-06, 09:53 PM
Repeat after me, street drugs and theraputic levels of stimulants have a completly different dilvery system and produce results that are not at all alike.

By the way Salvador, welcome to the boards. :)
First of all, I will say that I DESPISE street drugs! Crystal meth in particular is the most evil substance on the face of the planet.

But, I have to admit I experimented with it years ago and the hyper-sexual feelings (hornier than I thought humanly possible) are very similar. On Adderall it's milder and I have the sense that I can control it. On meth, I just went wherever my head (not the one on my shoulders) took me. I'm very fortunate that the times I tried it, I was at home rather than around lots of people.

Anyway, I get what you're trying to say scuro, absolutely! They are IMMENSELY DIFFERENT creatures, street drugs vs. prescription stimulants. One destroys lives, the other gives quality of life. The worst impression anyone could get is that Adderall/Ritalin/etc. are just legal versions of street drugs.

Had to throw in my two cents.

eurobenz867
04-13-07, 05:23 PM
Ya i was googling this adderall and sex and got this forum links

so I am on Adderall (month) ya i notice sex is lot better and I can last long and when masterbation sometime same effects

but also this helps me control urges when I want to have sex or masterbation

actually i was going to call my doctor but decided to research first.

Matt S.
04-13-07, 05:43 PM
every stimulant medicine I have ever taken in my 'post-pubescent' years has had a Viagra kick to it

nzkiwi
04-13-07, 06:11 PM
Stimulants increase dopamine and dopamine generally is thought of as a desire chemical. Stimulants(ritalin, adderall,etc) are occasionally added to ssri's to improve libido if the ssri is causing libido problems. It is very possible the adderall is causing your increase in libido. It's a matter of waying side effects vs benefits. If the adderall is causing addictive like behaviors with regards to sex and pornography, I would definitely talk to your doctor. Perhaps a different medication or a lower dose would reduce this side effect.

cwbyjohnson
04-13-07, 07:45 PM
Dexedrine causes me to masturbate more like one of those horny monkeys that walk around with hardons all day. But instead of being erect, it causes me to kind of be half limp.

nzkiwi
04-15-07, 04:39 PM
Thanks for the info.

prurigro
04-18-07, 02:53 PM
yea, nzkiwi is correct- more dopamine = more sexual interest in general

"Recent research suggests that the firing of dopamine neurons is a motivational chemical as a result of reward-anticipation. This is based on evidence that, when a reward is perceived to be greater than expected, the firing of certain dopamine neurons increases, which correspondingly increases desire or motivation toward the reward." - wikipedia

if you think about that- stimulants, which cause more released dopamine in the brain would make you even more motivated and interested in sex or any other goals with rewards... probably an important action in helping attention too

that should count for any stimulant btw (ritalin d-amphetamine adderall methamphetamine etc) - and btw, methamphetamine turns into d-amphetamine once inside your body, its main differences are potency and duration- its also been speculated that for whatever reason there is more serotonin release caused by this than d-amphetamine. methamphetamine is actually a very successful add medication though, dont toally discount it- abuse would have more pronounced effects on sexuality as mentioned before (due to a larger dump of dopamine) but theraputic use for this and others would be in the same direction just less so

Freezor
04-21-07, 11:27 PM
I had a problem with masturbation before I was diagnosed with ADD. One of my biggest hopes once I was prescribed with medication was that it would go away. Unfortunately The drugs have had no effect, up or down, on my libido. I figure that even if the drugs had increased the problem I would at least be a step closer to knowing a way to stop it.

lychweake
05-05-07, 10:51 PM
I've been on Adderall for a couple of months now. I had pretty much lost all sexual interest prior to that due to heavy doses of anti-depressants for the last several years. That kinda sucks for a 29 yr old.

As soon as I started Adderall, my drive came back with a vengeance! It's almost like an obsession sometimes, particularly when I find myself spending hours online watching porn.

Has this or anything similar happened with anyone else taking it?
I am currently taking 30mg and it actually is having the opposite affect on me, but then again my problem could be because of something other than the adderall.

silacomalley
05-11-07, 09:02 PM
Yep. My sexual interest, as opposed to my drive, has increased considerably. I mean quite a bit, as things go.

Examoeba, I would not think that there is anything out of the order with how you are when using adderall. With regards to the porn, this may just be a huge release for you, after so many years of not being as sexually active.

Start dating again sunshine & fill your boots mate!

michael5454
05-31-07, 07:09 PM
I did a quick search on Google and found this website. I have been taking adderall for 5 years now. I have tried to stop taking it several times but the 'brain' benefits are just too good. The reason why I have tried to stop taking it is because the medication causes a very deep tension or sensation in my testicles. The sensation gives me an overwhelming desire to want to relieve myself as if there is sperm building up (the best way I can describe it). Sometimes, I notice that the sperm is jelly like or clumped and even on occasion, it is shaped tubular (like it gelled in the tube). I have been on a five year search to try and figure this out. My prescribing doctor just looks at me funny when I explain it to him. The thing is, i believe that even off the medication that I get this unusual urge or sensation but it is not anywhere near as strong. I've tried Wellabutrin and a few others but no other ADHD medication works for me the way adderall does. I will continue monitoring this site and glad I found it. Thank you for providing some insight in all the explanations.

fellow worker
06-01-07, 12:36 AM
michael-
The difference in thickness might very well be related to the increased requirement for water intake on amphetamines. I don't think it'll stop the testicle sensations, but it might help with the gelly-semen.

fw

SaleenS281
05-12-09, 10:34 AM
I have been on Adderall 4 years and at first my sex drive increased like crazy. When I am coming down from my medication I still do get that urge but not until about 3 or 4 hours after it. I have also developed a lot more anxiety. Adderall is well known for doing this as well. Stimulants can help you a great deal but taking too many of them can really screw you up. It is also HIGHLY addictive.

Skibumm
05-14-09, 01:45 AM
Well your only partly correct. Though the delivery system is different does not affect what they do merely the concentration in your blood and brain. If you took more than therapeutic levels you could experience the same affects as those street drugs. It all has do with the concentration in your brain.

Featherhead
05-14-09, 02:29 AM
Amphetamines are known for producing an increase in libido. In addition, excessive use of these medications seem to produce OCD-type behaviors, among which can include hypersexuality.

ks90
05-14-09, 03:38 PM
I jacked off 4x a day on 5mg of Adderall and it still wasn't enough. When it would wear off though, ouch!

Vyvanse is like the opposite effect though. You still want to jack off, but it hurts to even think about it, so you don't. And if you so happen to while on Vyvanse, at least for me, and it doesn't hurt, try taking a **** after that. I thought I was ****ing blood it was so painful.

Dalegirl88
05-15-09, 08:25 PM
Hi, my name is Dawn and i am new here and need some help with dealing with my ADD partner. I was wondering about Abberall that you mentioned. My boyfriend is 35 and is on Lexapro for depression and now he found out that he has ADD. Anyway with the meds he is on it decreases his desire for sex. We been together for 2 years and our sex life is almost non-existing. We have sex maybe twice a month, if that. I am a patient person but this is rediculous ! Is Abberall for him ? Thanks:)

ddrumm5
07-15-09, 01:42 PM
You may have low testosterone levels have you had that checked?

mgb4141
10-18-10, 10:29 PM
Hi, I am a 57 year old female and I have been on 40mg. of Adderall for 7 months. I was taking the time release but had to stop because it was so expensive. I now take 20mg. in the morning and 20mg. in the afternoon. I have noticed that I spend alot of time on the internet as well as on porn sites. At first I thought I was just curious but then I found myself spending hours and hours on the internet and it was mostly porn sites. I live with my boyfriend but I am contantly masturbating. Sometimes I can't wait till he goes to bed so I can view the porn sites. I tried telling myself that I didn't need to do this but the urge takes over and I sometimes can't stop. I also shop compulsively and spend hours just looking. Does any other women out there experience the same! Please let me know!
Thanks

musicman64
10-21-10, 03:41 AM
[quote=mgb4141;954613]Hi, I am a 57 year old female and I have been on 40mg. of Adderall for 7 months. I was taking the time release but had to stop because it was so expensive. I now take 20mg. in the morning and 20mg. in the afternoon. I have noticed that I spend alot of time on the internet as well as on porn sites. At first I thought I was just curious but then I found myself spending hours and hours on the internet and it was mostly porn sites. I live with my boyfriend but I am contantly masturbating. Sometimes I can't wait till he goes to bed so I can view the porn sites. I tried telling myself that I didn't need to do this but the urge takes over and I sometimes can't stop. I also shop compulsively and spend hours just looking. Does any other women out there experience the same! Please let me know!
Thanks[/quote


It seems that you have posted on the Men's site. I'm sure we have opinions on this matter that would differ from the Women's

itsanADHDthing
10-25-10, 06:37 PM
I'm completely the oppoite. As scuro said, maybe it's the ADHD that increases our desire. Possibly from impulse and the stimuli of boobs, ***, camel toe, ect (:D) As all we seem to notice is the pretty girls floating through the air. When on the adderall the stimuli is now oblivious to us for we can focus on what we need to focus on, not just sex. After our crash were just to tired/worn out to really notice and/or care.I used to watch porn all the time, but ever since my adderall I don't think I have once.

Or maybe it's because I'm 16.

Cro-mag
10-27-10, 07:25 AM
My boyfriend is 35 and is on Lexapro for depression and now he found out that he has ADD. Anyway with the meds he is on it decreases his desire for sex.

When I am on SSRI's I don't have any reduction in sex drive, just an inability to ejaculate. Try giving him spanish fly or something....

cursedfrogurt
11-08-10, 03:22 PM
I had this same issue with Adderall, had been getting much worse and was part of the reason I wanted to switch to Concerta.

DarkShadow
11-08-10, 04:39 PM
I had this same issue with Adderall, had been getting much worse and was part of the reason I wanted to switch to Concerta.

Vyvanse seems to have had an opposite affect on me. Prior to my diagnosis, and starting medication, I had a very high sex drive. Since taking Vyvanse, I've noticed a decrease into what I believe is probably a normal level.

I've also noticed that it seems to help during sex. I'm more attentive, less hurried, and can focus on my wife more. It has made the experience more enjoyable for both of us.

I've never tried Adderall, but from what I've read here I would be afraid to.

steveinatl
11-09-10, 03:07 PM
I also have had an increase in sexual desire. I could always have sex before, pretty much anytime and for any length of time. I still feel the urge to have sex but now when my wife tells me no I take it personal and become really anxious and upset. I wish my wife would just let me rip her close off and taker her like a ******* wild animal but she is a prude and can go months without sex. When we do have sex it has to be over quickly or she complains. Lately our fights have started because I feel so frustrated I do not know what to do with myself. If she would just make love to me I would be able to calm down and relax more. Its been weeks now and I feel like cutting my own junk off just to stop feeling this way.

I am going to talk to my doctor about getting something to take my desire to have sex away. I may not be intimate with my wife but at least I wont feel like I am going to explode.

Does anyone know if getting fixed would help?

WifeinAtl
11-09-10, 04:07 PM
As the "wife" in question here, I'm confused. Does adderall also cause a loss of memory too? We had sex last week...not "weeks ago". I've been sick and have had my period. He knows this. I'm at a loss over this whole thing.

This past week has been a nightmare. He's been aggressive, paranoid, and like the example above "rewrites history". Perhaps in his mind it's been weeks, but it hasn't. And I'm not equipped to deal with someone going through something so volatile. Our marriage needs professional help, not *****ing on a forum about cutting your "junk" off.

steveinatl
11-09-10, 05:13 PM
ok feels like weeks when you are frustrated.

steveinatl
11-09-10, 05:14 PM
I guess it would be better if I *****ed to friends over gtalk and email.

itsanADHDthing
11-11-10, 01:20 AM
that if I start touching myself.. its really really hard to stop ;)
Britt


I'm like that already :D:o

kaossalami
11-15-10, 03:13 PM
I was probably addicted to porn/masturbation before stimulants. Now, im horny less often but when my girlfriend turns me on I just want to rip her clothes off and ya know. When im turned down I take it personally though when I wouldn't before. Ah well, probably has something to do with celexa also

XavierQ
11-21-10, 11:44 AM
Not to be judgmental, but porn isn't healthy. Especially the disgusting stuff that is considered to be mainstream today. Women are treated like crap in this industry.

Kandel'sAplysia
11-21-10, 06:15 PM
Hmm, I find this thread very intriguing because adderall does the exact opposite thing on me.

I'm 20 and was diagnosed with ADD two months ago. I started on 5mg xr and I'm now on 20mg xr. Before adderall, I had a massive sex drive and it took very little to get me horny but that wasn't causing any significant problems.
This completely turned around once I started taking adderall. I noticed pretty quickly that when the drug kicks in my sex drive decreases significantly. I didn't mind at first but it has now reached the rather embarrassing point where getting turned on and getting an erection is challenging when I'm with a girl.
I'm 99% sure this effect is directly linked to the drug since it goes away when the adderall is out of my system and it becomes more obvious every time my dosage increases. At 5mg I still had some sex drive but from 15mg to 20mg I've had none.

I'm basically just throwing this out there to see if anyone else have this side effect because I'm kind of worried reading this thread.

TheADDwhisperer
11-23-10, 04:10 AM
Hello new 38yo male
When I saw the topic I was not surprised to see its 4 pages long LOL. While I am not going to read all the replies I read a few and will try to follow topics I am interested in from the beginning. My 2 cents is when I went on time release Rit. back in my freshman year of high school I went berserk in my masturbation and numerous sexual encounters with many many girls. Erections NEVER went down but only for a few mins after and maybe at night. While it was a scary time for me if only I could do that again.. Adderal you say.. ????

loki_grins
11-25-10, 10:10 AM
Yes - since the age 14 and am now almost 50 -the porn desire is starting to wane probably due to age and desire - single so no complaints about anyone else and no upset females on this subject - believe me when I say that yes it was and has and probably is still a problem -not a major one now
I have other problems that loom large to me now
I have had a few women say to me that all I want to do is have sex
have been in relationships more time than single.
and a wife of 7 years that I did not have sex with very frequently at all, not because of desire but because of daily interaction, getting reamed out all the time because of my other Add behaviors.

varsitymonsterr
12-22-10, 12:32 PM
amphetamines work by raising the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in certain areas of the brain. these chemicals are also involved in sexual arousal and release.

Good point. As a note, this is also why some doctors may recommend L-Dopa, or the velvet bean, for individuals experiencing sexual dysfunction or loss of interest that does not have a physical cause. People sometimes take L-Dopa to counteract the sexual side-effects of antidepressants.

But yeah, many stimulants have made me seek rewards of a sexual nature. In other, less delicate words, stimulants make me wanna get it on.

:)

Reward System at play?

-John

Runnianman84
10-14-11, 02:27 AM
And examoeba (http://www.addforums.com/forums/member.php?u=10940) I know exactly what you mean..i take adderal to give me a boost at work or wat not...im not prescribed or anything but when i do take it i get extreme urge to watch porn and masterbate. For hours sumtimes...so ur not alone, but in the end it feels 1000 times better when u orgasm.<SCRIPT type=text/javascript> vbmenu_register("postmenu_277061", true); ***********

sarahsweets
10-14-11, 09:37 AM
Not to be judgmental, but porn isn't healthy. Especially the disgusting stuff that is considered to be mainstream today. Women are treated like crap in this industry.

I'm a woman and I think porn is healthy. Now its not my cup of tea to ride someone around like a pony or wear diapers but why judge what adults consensually do with each other?

VagusX
10-16-11, 09:09 PM
Not to be judgmental, but porn isn't healthy. Especially the disgusting stuff that is considered to be mainstream today. Women are treated like crap in this industry.

Sexual gratification is healthy however and porn is the medium through which you can gratify yourself. Whether it degrades women is up to the woman participating in it. No one ever says that it's degrading for men right?

TeamKProd.
10-22-11, 11:20 PM
Hyperion, thanks for you long post about brain activity. It makes sense to me.

Allfiredup, I abused a powder also in my younger years as you have. But that drug reduced my sex drive significantly. I just started taking Adderall XR and it has NOT reduced my sex drive, but it hasn't increased it either. So far. I just took it for the first time today. However, my bodies response to it was VERY similar to cocaine in many other ways. It was scary today. But the difference is, I had no desire to abuse adderall, and I was able to make a plan in my head of errands for today and carry them out without getting distracted. Much unlike that old party drug.

My doc didn't feel the need to monitor me. I was weary at first, but I think as Scuro mentioned, the medically produced pills are quite different.

Youngrasshopper
10-29-11, 11:59 AM
I wonder if the masturbation thing has to do with anxiety issues. You get overly anxious and masturbating is soothing and relaxing. It is like self medication. Being impulsive feeds into doing it more but before you know it is taking up too much of your time and effecting things in your life. Who with ADHD doesn't want to feel good. We are depressed most the time because of ADHD. Taking meds might help with focus a little but they don't make you feel better--at least not for me. I only feel better when Im productive and have fought off my ADHD tendencies. It is a temporary fix but it is a fix. Staying productive and fighting off the urges is easier said then done. To get away from porn you need to get away from computers for a while. Thats not easy. But it would be a start. Or limit how long you can be on a computer if you can. Anyway I don't know if I said anything new here but I can say its not easy to kick such habits.

wingman23
11-23-11, 05:02 PM
Yes ever since I started taking Adderall my sex drive shot through the roof and I also find myself looking at porn and masturbating more often, especially right when the medicine kicks in. At the same time though it leaves me flaccid which makes it a challenge. I actually find this side effect to be somewhat annoying because I use my time looking at porn rather than doing what I need to get done.

No_Motive
12-07-11, 01:05 PM
I started taking adderall at the age of 20 and I started masturbating all of the time. It wasn't until recently that I stopped taking the drug and noticed that I don't have the need to sit in front of my computer for hours anymore. To me, no doubt, it was the meds.

Conman
12-07-11, 05:49 PM
dont know if its me or the adderall. dont recall doing it as much prior, and i started it roughly at the end of sophomore year. dont think there is a connection since i am unwilling to go thru 3 pages of various posts. im also a halfway late-bloomer, so that can be contributing to the increased...libido...more than usual anyway

ugmidnight
01-17-12, 08:54 PM
I went through a break up 04-11 and ever since my sex drive went from hypersexual aka multiple times per day to I could care less about anything sexual. It sucks because so much of me had been related to my sex drive and its so depressing that its gone.

I started Vyvanse a week ago. No effect on sex drive yet.

beradical
01-18-12, 10:21 AM
No. I noticed that my sex drive went down. My sexual cravings disappeared. I was on 20mg a day of xr, and noticed less drive than no meds. My rx got increased to 30mg 2x's of ir a day and it went away even farther. I'm off of addaral now and on wellbutrin 150mg once a day. Everything is on the up and up now! :lol:

of_two_minds
01-18-12, 10:39 AM
When my meds are working, I have no problem avoiding online porn. Adderall IR gave me the 'willpower.'

Maybe it has to do with perseveration, dopamine, etc. etc. etc. All I know is that when I'm focused and motivated the porn 'addiction' goes away.

Conman
01-26-12, 05:01 PM
actually here's the case with adderall for me that i now see. i dont do adderall on weekends, days off, and vacation time. i forgot to do it this monday so i was off three days. normally adderall makes me very inclined to go and masturbate, but that monday i felt nothing of it. however when im off adderall for some time (in this case 3 days i guess) i dont get very horny or libidinous, but i usually cant stop getting hard ons. 90% of them that i get in a day are involuntary (well, arnt they all?hahaha) with 0 stimulation physically, visually, or mentally. so i think either way, adderall or not, i have high libido

-Nick-
02-03-12, 11:47 AM
Jesus, I've just started on methylphenidate and I swear I'm so horny I could shag my way through a brick wall.

I hope this is a temporary side-effect... at least at this level of intensity.

Conman
02-03-12, 01:16 PM
-Nick- im afraid that ive got bad news for you. ive been on adderall for about 2 years now. it doesnt stop. albeit if methylphenidate is not a form of adderall/amphetamine then you might be fine in time

jojo123
02-12-12, 06:46 PM
I am in the beginning stages of getting my dose right for adderall. I find that the more adderall results in more intense stimulation (like way more!) from masturbation. However, too much adderall causes problems in getting an erection. This is apparently because it can cause your blood vessels to contract a bit.

So, if on adderal I get more stimulated as long as I can get the direction. This makes me more interested in doing it.

jtrag
02-14-12, 01:53 PM
I am in the beginning stages of getting my dose right for adderall. I find that the more adderall results in more intense stimulation (like way more!) from masturbation. However, too much adderall causes problems in getting an erection. This is apparently because it can cause your blood vessels to contract a bit.

So, if on adderal I get more stimulated as long as I can get the direction. This makes me more interested in doing it.

I thought Adderall Expanded Blood Vessels and Increased Blood Flow... :confused:

jojo123
02-14-12, 04:31 PM
I thought Adderall Expanded Blood Vessels and Increased Blood Flow... :confused:

No. You can find many posts here explaining why some people suffer from erectile dysfunction when they begin taking adderall. This is the result of there blood vessels being to constricted.

I am curious as to why you thought it was meant to increase blood flow.

LMNGRL88
02-22-12, 10:15 AM
I've been on Adderall for a couple of months now. I had pretty much lost all sexual interest prior to that due to heavy doses of anti-depressants for the last several years. That kinda sucks for a 29 yr old.

As soon as I started Adderall, my drive came back with a vengeance! It's almost like an obsession sometimes, particularly when I find myself spending hours online watching porn.

Has this or anything similar happened with anyone else taking it?
Well, your post was written way back in 2006, so idk if you will ever see this, but yes!!! I can't stop when I do it....I go for HOURS!!!! its like an addiction lol

LMNGRL88
02-22-12, 10:31 AM
Hi, I am a 57 year old female and I have been on 40mg. of Adderall for 7 months. I was taking the time release but had to stop because it was so expensive. I now take 20mg. in the morning and 20mg. in the afternoon. I have noticed that I spend alot of time on the internet as well as on porn sites. At first I thought I was just curious but then I found myself spending hours and hours on the internet and it was mostly porn sites. I live with my boyfriend but I am contantly masturbating. Sometimes I can't wait till he goes to bed so I can view the porn sites. I tried telling myself that I didn't need to do this but the urge takes over and I sometimes whi't stop. I also shop compulsively and spend hours just looking. Does any other women out there experience the same! Please let me know!
Thanks
YES!! I can relate sooo much! I too spend hours and hours on the net, and on porn. And I ended up spending ALOT of money while on adderall.....at walmart....It's become a problem! I know your post is old, but just wanted to reply to this! :)

Noneed4names
02-23-12, 02:08 PM
To answer the question, yes. I take vyvanse and not adderall but can totally relate. It takes me hours to get off and it usually ends up being some really wired stuff. This side effect is really becoming a problem and is making me consider stopping using. I am at work so I can't go through the whole thread, but did anything help? This is starting to seriously effect my life. I am going to see my doc on the 29th and if I can't find answers, will probably stop taking the medication. I like how it makes me feel but this issue is becoming a serious problem.

Conman
04-17-12, 06:51 AM
just took adderall the first time in about 11 days yesterday, couldnt sleep since my thoughts wouldnt shut the **** up and i couldnt sleep for the most part.

is there an answer or way of coping with lots of porn and/or masturbation for anybody else?

sarahsweets
04-17-12, 10:38 AM
just took adderall the first time in about 11 days yesterday, couldnt sleep since my thoughts wouldnt shut the **** up and i couldnt sleep for the most part.

is there an answer or way of coping with lots of porn and/or masturbation for anybody else?

I say embrace it and own it! Your a young hot blooded male.

Conman
04-17-12, 04:38 PM
I say embrace it and own it! Your a young hot blooded male.

no...seriously this is bad. it is rare that something disturbs me so much that it's in my mind all day, whether it's a focus or not. i couldnt sleep at all. probably looking at porn real quick before bed (god forbid i cant fight the urge to look at porn in the future, i will never look at it before bed). bad choice. couldnt sleep, thoughts of anything, mostly ****** up sexual fantasies, some i hope to happen (who doesnt have a fantasy that can happen in real life?), others meant to be fantasies, but also just full of music getting stuck in my head and other thoughts of many other things. i couldnt find a position to get comfortable in and sleep fine in, i was restless and moving throughout the night. i also couldnt stop getting aroused and going a little. then at 5:25 or 5:30 AM (my alarm is set for 6), i suddenly decided "**** it" and did the do.

i feel subhuman and ashamed of myself that it's come down to this. i feel like i really have a problem, but i dont think i do since Adderall is now coming back into my life (and my somewhat be a/the source of my physical restlessness and inability to sleep too, including stimulating my brain to be full of thoughts) and this'll pass.

i am going to fight the porn/masturbation effects of a hightened libido of adderall with will power. im not going to let this go. i cant let this go.

I will fight this and beat it.

sarahsweets thankyou for your comment nonetheless. smiley face

Conman
04-26-12, 07:39 PM
i like how my post silenced the thread hahaha.

djfather
08-28-12, 05:17 PM
I have this same problem. It's really weird, but I sometimes watched porn before I went on Adderall, but now I have been watching Incest Porn. I don't normally have an interrest in this, but have been since taking Adderall. Anyone else have this problem? :eek:

Drewbacca
08-29-12, 12:10 PM
I have this same problem. It's really weird, but I sometimes watched porn before I went on Adderall, but now I have been watching Incest Porn. I don't normally have an interrest in this, but have been since taking Adderall. Anyone else have this problem? :eek:

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Conman
08-29-12, 02:43 PM
that aint right. that's more like private messaging talk with TheChemicals

Geno
08-29-12, 03:22 PM
Medical doses of stimulants don't do anything for me sexually, recreational doses of them make me hornier than I've ever been in my life (Note to mods: Not recommending anyone else tries this, just saying my experience)

Conman
08-29-12, 03:25 PM
well youre a very lucky man. are you on adderall though or another amphetamine medication?

Geno
08-29-12, 03:44 PM
well youre a very lucky man. are you on adderall though or another amphetamine medication?

I use vyvanse in the morning and adderall in the afternoon as prescribed. When I take recreational doses of stimulants I take another, less-than-legal stimulant. (not meth, but a relatively unknown except in very small segment of the population derivative of it.)

Conman
08-29-12, 04:58 PM
what is it then, kat?

i wouldnt mention that stuff online

Drewbacca
08-29-12, 10:55 PM
Stay on target... er, topic!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMDV3eISLPs

Also, on a side note my sexdrive goes way up at my prescribed dose 20mgXR/day and 5mgIRx2/day.

dslexic
09-07-12, 01:47 AM
Yourbrainonporn.com , I found this site very informative and eye opening! After reading and watching the videos on here i actually want to stop ... try to stop atleast!

PapaChulos4U
03-13-13, 11:33 AM
I have this same problem. It's really weird, but I sometimes watched porn before I went on Adderall, but now I have been watching Incest Porn. I don't normally have an interrest in this, but have been since taking Adderall. Anyone else have this problem? :eek:

This is a very interesting quote because I just spent three years in prison for a weird porn obsession (another guy spent seven) all caused by Adderall. Whoever wrote this, please PM me (I already did you); I would very much like to talk to you.

passthesalt
03-31-13, 07:24 PM
and that Concerta is off the charts, for keeping me in heat!
yowsa.

sarahsweets
04-01-13, 07:19 AM
how did you
go to prison for porn?
This is a very interesting quote because I just spent three years in prison for a weird porn obsession (another guy spent seven) all caused by Adderall. Whoever wrote this, please PM me (I already did you); I would very much like to talk to you.

PapaChulos4U
04-01-13, 08:23 PM
how did you
go to prison for porn?

I got addicted to the wrong kind, the cops tracked me, sent me to prison. It's amazing because I don't watch porn now and I never did before, but when I was on Adderall I LOVED it. I also became a total @$$hole: I was angry, violent, and horny all the time. PM me if you want to know the rest.

Slooowdown
04-22-13, 03:46 AM
how did you
go to prison for porn?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8-YmFGddDbE/TFCf-aJe0bI/AAAAAAAABJA/7Px5C5QqVKE/s1600/Hansen3.jpg (http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&docid=pqcyYP00EN94LM&tbnid=s5vDOTcNu-D9TM:&ved=0CAgQjRwwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonagrahampage.blogspot.com%2F2010 %2F07%2Fdraft-2-how-to-catch-predator.html&ei=1ep0Uan1GYPB0AG7q4DoBA&psig=AFQjCNG9temgNlCjwGGGyu-mtVHRHYO_lA&ust=1366703189464424)

Slooowdown
04-22-13, 03:49 AM
The only time I ever find myself porning it up more than average is when I am doing nothing but sitting at the computer with no real purpose. I mean it is only a click away...

Traveler5
05-12-13, 01:39 AM
Ask your doctor for a prescription of 0.5mg of Risperdal. It will allieviate high anxiety and high libido but still allow ADHD meds to work for you. I can totally empsthize with you about the high libido effect. I HAD the same problem. Risperdal fixes it.

DmxDex
05-30-13, 11:56 AM
My sex drive hasnt been right since i was 19, im 27 now. I tried concerta and it was horrible all side effects. Hopefully next week my shrink puts me on adderall.

Does ADHD cause low libido?

Caligirl
05-30-13, 06:53 PM
I have been looking all over. There were several forums on women being a small population whose sexual libido increased after taking Adderall. More often the not, it seems the general population experience lowered libido which is unfortunate.
However, my sex drive has always been very healthy. Sex several times a week (or more in a brand new relationship) has been my norm.
Sometimes, when I'm single, I'll take on a FWB situation (Friends with benefits) but monogamous until we meet someone new (which we would tell each other way ahead of time, so no broken hearts).
So yeah, I'm more of a monogamous type (though not traditional) so I had to explain this to segway into my next paragraph.

Since the adderall (been 4-5 months now), I've hooked up with 2 ex's, have an ongoing FWB, and trying to do a dating thing with another guy. This is very unusual for me. I'm not passing judgement on myself (or inviting judgement, thank you) but just mentioning it because my sex drive is so high, it's become sort of a problem.

I watch porn everyday. I have an account actually, where I've favorited quite a few. Again, I don't really think this is a problem, but the fact that I need to watch it, masturbate to it everyday (several times when I can get away with it), and need sex at least once a week to stay sane (just barely) is really really usual.

I wanted to share this to let other women know that they're not crazy and/or weird if they are experiencing the same thing, and I am seeking advice from those who have gone through this.

I should add that some possible contributing variables to this scenario is the fact that I get more sexual when under stress (and I'm finally graduating from my university, so currently, under stress), and I work part time (so I have more time than the average to watch porn at home, probably).

Also, just in case anyone is wondering, I'm 33 years old. The myth that women reach a crazy sexual peak in their early 30s might have something to do with this, if that rumor/ saying is true.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!
To AllFiredUp, was it just a matter of summoning up more self-control? Or did you discover the urge lessened with time? (I'm not labeling you with lack of self control, just wondering if perhaps I just need to force myself to go out more, ect.)

THANKS!

Caligirl
05-30-13, 07:02 PM
Assuming my post goes through, it was my first post. Sorry in advance if it made anyone uncomfortable. It's hard to describe symptoms and ask necessary questions, while maintaining honesty, given the nature of the thread (i.e. Sexual libido and Adderall)
Thanks again for any advice! : )

Crosswired
05-30-13, 07:48 PM
I have been on Concerta after being diagnosed over a year ago and my libido has rocketed up. I find my self watching internet porn whenever I can, although I don't necessarily get a full erection. In fact, I have trouble ejaculating when having sex with my gf, but the desire is there. I have found myself watching internet porn for hours on end at night if I'm alone. It's the dopamine flooding our brains when we take the meds. I would get the same feeling from snorting cocaine when I was at college. Adderall/Concerata are chemically similar to cocaine

Flory
05-30-13, 07:59 PM
Omfg I'm so sure that d-amphetamine (key ingredient in adderall) is making me sexually impulsive ,....I've been really bad :/ I can't get enough :/ like the worst I've ever been

CthulhuMinion
05-31-13, 03:26 AM
I actually found that Adderall causes premature ejaculation for me. Like really bad. I had some degree of it to begin with ever since I quit taking SSRI's. I guess with years of not having to restrain my orgasms, I have lost sexual discipline.

But Adderall makes my get off wayyy too fast. I just started taking it so maybe it will go away or lessen. I haven't had sex since I was on it. Masturbation lasted for probably 2 minutes but I can usually finish masturbating faster than I can finish sex. I guess I just know what I want better than a vagina does.

I'll report back with results after I have adjusted to the meds for you creeps that want to read about my sex life and shortcomings.

CthulhuMinion
05-31-13, 03:38 AM
First of all, I will say that I DESPISE street drugs! Crystal meth in particular is the most evil substance on the face of the planet.

But, I have to admit I experimented with it years ago and the hyper-sexual feelings (hornier than I thought humanly possible) are very similar. On Adderall it's milder and I have the sense that I can control it. On meth, I just went wherever my head (not the one on my shoulders) took me. I'm very fortunate that the times I tried it, I was at home rather than around lots of people.

Anyway, I get what you're trying to say scuro, absolutely! They are IMMENSELY DIFFERENT creatures, street drugs vs. prescription stimulants. One destroys lives, the other gives quality of life. The worst impression anyone could get is that Adderall/Ritalin/etc. are just legal versions of street drugs.

Had to throw in my two cents.

Provided the methamphetamine is pure and clean, it is just as, if not more, effective at treating ADHD as the standard Amphetamine Salts and Methylphenidate drugs, so long as it's taken at a therapeutic dose.

I've seen just as reckless abuse with drugs like Adderall as I have with methamphetamine. There are people that do upwards of 150mg of Adderall in a single dose which is just as neurotoxic as a good amount of meth. I'm in no way endorsing methamphetamine abuse, but I have done both meth (crushed in a capsule at a small dose) and it felt awfully similar to Adderall.

If I didn't get a diagnosis or a psych to treat me for ADHD, I would have resorted to methamphetamine and I would have saved a lot of money and probably would have been just as healthy as someone taking a prescribed med.

It's all about the dose and pattern of use. Without discipline you can get addicted to pretty much any drug that releases dopamine or gives you a sense of euphoria.

Caligirl
05-31-13, 08:16 PM
To Crosswired: I have the same issue a lot of the time. I get aroused super easily but it takes so much longer for me to achieve orgasm. Have you found any solutions? Please keep us posted : )
To Flona: Yes, me too! Hang in there and please update if you figure anything out!
To CthuluMinion: Hey, at least it's not the opposite right? I feel like that would be way more frustrating for me, personally. Good luck though!

kyle0838
06-29-13, 08:48 PM
I'm a 34 year old male, gay- who was diagnosed with ADHD a few months before my 11th birthday. Took medication until several months after my 13th birthday. Meds stopped abruptly and was sent to a therapist for cognitive therapy etc.

WHEN I stopped taking medication (Amphetamine Salts) is important here because up until a few years ago I had no thoughts/memories or concerns about why the meds were stopped by my parents. Dealing with this disorder thru my teenage & early adult years was not without challenge, but I've never put intense stock on pills because I've always had an opinion that Dr's tend to over prescribe...over treat etc.-because so much of the time they aren't really sure to begin with.

Life started to get a bit more challenging in my late 20's. A lot of significant emotional events (relationships, further embedded in career, owning a home--debt, dealing with aging relatives and deaths etc) became more pronounced just as a high percentage of people in the same general age range. At some point during my mid 20's I had visited the same therapist for basic follow up and to discuss how I've managed ADHD, which consequently ended up being "ADD" somewhere in there (Maybe as an adult the hyperactivity piece is more controlled?) but I never put much emphasis as to why that was etc.

The ONE place where ADD has been apparent is with my job. I work in a very fast paced, high energy environment---creativity, innovation, passion with a very family like-cohesive team culture. The whole multi-tasking piece was where I feel I was a train wreck consistently. Others around me including bosses have never given indication but I just felt like based on what I was seeing from others around me, something was missing. No health problems, healthy weight (5'10 175 lbs), no drugs other than general tylenol for the occasional viral thing, aches & pains etc. No blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar or any maintenance meds of the like. Healthy sexual relationships, exposure of "porn"/masturbation all within a range of others my age. Really, I didn't have any excessive and/or impulsive tendencies NOR did anything ever "morph" into a fixation or obsessive quality.

Makes me sound boring and average with every other person but honestly, nothing huge stood out to me or others around me--but I was still aware of those attention issues with regard to work and productivity etc. Sometime between 30-32 I began running late to work, events--anything associated with a time & punctuality where it would be easily noticed by others if there was a pattern etc. I didn't put much stock in that because up until this part of my life, I was always early or on time--occasionally would run late but always with justification. So now, I'm not really noticing until co-workers start casually asking "You've become a slacker of sorts--what's up with that! LOL". Boss wasn't getting on my case so....? Month over month--season over season, it just started becoming more of an issue & I was even aware but I couldn't really pin point it...I had started getting up 15 minutes earlier, pressed the snooze less, just obvious things like that. But to no avail, I always ended up looking at the clock at the same time as every other day and it was starting to feel like a "repeat".

My boss finally mentioned it, but it was very nonchalant...he stopped by my work area in a casual manner; very much different than getting hauled in the office and being given documentation with all of the days you've been late. As I started to really drill down at what was happening in the morning there were the obvious things to eliminated: occasional drinker--had a hangover maybe once a month in my 20's and now-if I have a hangover it's from a social event/holiday gathering. Social tobacco smoker--a pack every other month if that. No street drugs (smoked weed a few times in my mid twenties during a summer). My younger sister married a guy who has ADD so after we started getting together for sporting events & other similar interests, we became pretty tight and chatted some about ADD and how it was for us on a general level. He was already on medication and after discussing the whole morning deal, he thought going to the doctor wasn't a bad idea.

My doctor put me on Adderall SR....Not sure on the dosage/frequency but took it just as prescribed. Results came quick--the mornings ironed out and at work, everything even'd out. My boss even stopped by to mention that he's noticed that I've been more focused etc. Along with that came the side effects that probably anyone that has ADD can relate to: dry mouth, major appetite & less food intake during day, drinking significantly more water to stay hydrated, some moderate headaches--the stubborn ones that go away but are longer than you'd like, feeing "cold" (vaso-constriction) and some sleepless nights on occasion--but tweekd the dosing schedule to correct that.

But then on a more moderate level, there was a big shift in bathroom visits---I didn't have to **** as much but when I did, it felt like I couldn't empty my bladder--or it would take longer to do so...and there were times I would stop mid stream and then start again. It burned a little but I had seen that mentioned in drug facts etc. I also started having this "tinge" in my groin area and it was becoming more and more frequent and intense--it wasn't painful at all and actually as I continued to try to piece things together, I equated it with the feeling that you get right before you have sex. I had read about erectile issues or delayed ejaculation, but none of that was occuring--normal in those areas. Then of course libido...Not something the normal person analyzes, but it was obvious I was horny much more--really feeling like I needed to get off...thinking about sex in general and when alone--times of looking at adult flicks online, sometimes mast./sometimes not. This all just progressed in intensity and frequency each week... Being single, there wasn't any consistency so I had nothing to really gauge from... There were times I would hook up more for a week or two but then wouldn't for a few weeks or more (before going on the Adderall).

Hooking up got more frequent but still felt within my comfort level--I wasn't getting together anonymously with people, and still had that sense of importance with being responsible using protection etc. Sex every other night started becoming a nearly every night thing.... And then I started feeling like I wanted to do the j/o thing after getting home from work before sex with someone. Then I started wanting to later at night before bed. Called the doc went in to visit, got a general "There is an increase in libido for some when on Adderall"....but as far as the specifics with the feeling in my groin etc. not something he put much concern on. All of this progressed more and after a week where there had gotten together with two different people and two different times of the evening....I started to really worry significantly. Made an appt with the therapist, three weeks was the earliest I could get in. Frequency just continued to increase along with the amount of people becoming more consistent each night.

A week or two after that, there was a particular night I started watching flicks on the internet and while I was never a big rusher, I was sitting there for over 2 hours...two hours became four and four became six. There were now at least two to three days a week where I was staying up all night just looking at adult material. THEN, when I started finding that all of the people I "knew" were in bed because it was two AM and I had no one to call, I started chatting with girls online and got together with a few. This was officially excessive and out of control for ME. Clearly I was pushing those limits before--but I thought it was a transient thing--maybe a combination of increased libido and the effects of medication. Made sense right? So THIS...when I started chatting online with women then I knew how out of the ordinary it was. Called the doc AND therapist...Therapist still a week out with nothing earlier--the Doc and I talked on the phone, he just had this whole "I don't know" mentality.

As a last resort, I called my brother in law because I was really desperate to figure out what the hell was going on.... I wasn't keen on sharing THIS with him because it''s just not something you do this specifically and I was also worried he would think I was a head case. He came over, we had a few beers and I literally just said, "So Adderall and Sex...I've got this damn sensation down in my" he made this noise and I saw his eyes widen & like a little light kick on. It all got real from that point on. He spewed his experience it it sounded like I was talking! All the same issues, and even that he too had gotten so desperate that he THOUGHT about getting together with buddies he knew. Just that piece alone is amazing to me--that someone can completely negate their natural element of attraction--WHO THEY ARE for the sole purpose of "getting off".

He told me to get online and there it was...tons of other guys having the same issues--mass confusion, concern...questions....Lots of the same going on, yet--lots of people offering answers that didn't seem to jive with me... Like the one where someone says that once you medicate, you revert back to your "normal" habits...and that you must have had a propensity for hyper sexual behavor ie; Promiscuity, Heavy porn consumption, etc.--BULL.

I don't believe that. That's a convenient solution. When you see hundreds of guys with the same exact concerns as you whether they are into women, guys etc.--that is a good indicator of consistency as a whole. Then when you look it would appear that out of ALL of the people that suffer from ADHD/ADD that there would be much more about the issue online---more people, more information, more reasons why it happens--but then you've got to factor in that talking about sex is a very private/personal thing of which is never discussed or is only discussed on a general level.

There are probably a crap load of people that are petrified to talk about it because once they do, it is symbolic of admitting you have a problem. Then the medical community--sex is just one of those topics where you hear more silence than talking--and the silence seems to perpetuate a perception of consent or "YES, we know about it..but it's subjective and unique to each individual. So THEN you've got to wonder how many people haven't put much stock into this and have allowed it to manipulate them further away from their personal "limits".

In the end, my brother in law said they reduced his dose and this issue muted greatly, to where even though it's still present on some level--it can be managed by simple cognitive skills. I on the other hand needed absolution in knowing that this would completely stop before I could rationalize staying on the medication for however long.....So even at the strong urging from both my doctor and therapist, I abruptly stopped taking the pills for two weeks.

No sooner did I stop, I started noticing that every other day it was like going down another flight of stairs. I went back on at a different dosage level/frequency---and have even incorporated small break periods so I can keep my body confused so it doesn't easily get to that "threshold" where the medication feels like it is no longer working. This seems to work for me. And yes, all of this is still there but it's not like an evil obsession that has a hold on me, controlling me to excessiveness.

I realize this is long--but after what I have gone through and clearly so many of us have gone through, it's important to be transparent so there's a resource that can provide confirmation that this does occur so those in similar circumstances can ease their minds and know there are some steps to get back to a place they are comfortable with. I've also seen many responses from people who would prefer that this not become a "porn" related forum so as to not attract the wrong people...So I've tried to use care there while still being relevant.

ILoveKnowledge
07-13-13, 01:12 AM
I have ADHD. I need Adderall... but then I get this same problem. Therefore I stop taking my medication but I need it to focus and succeed. It is utterly frustrating, sad, and depressing. :(

Crosswired
07-13-13, 07:13 PM
@kyle0838 - I had to re-read your post above a few times. You mentioned you're gay, but

the medication made you so horny you started having sex with girls!!? WOW!

oldienoobie
07-27-13, 11:13 PM
I'm glad that these posts are here so I can see its not just me. I was diagnosed at age 51. I have seen other therapists in the past and none of them ever mentioned the possibility of ADD. So, who knows how accurate the diagnosis is, although it would explain certain things about my life, like procrastination, self medicating, some impulsivity.
But the WORST thing I think is this whole libido/sex thing. I was always super interested in sex, but not great at meeting women or picking up on cues. So I smoked a lot of pot which made me even hornier, but I could take care of things myself without wasting too much time.
So now suddenly I'm 52 and taking adderall for ADD and a small amount of paxil and metropolol. I'm already the type of person with a very strong sex drive, but the adderall just magnifies it to a ridiculous degree. So while it does help me focus a bit, that focus is now often directed to an hour or two (or more) of porn watching per day on average. But the thing is, I really enjoy these sessions a lot except for the guilt about the time factor. The problem part is that 1) ability to get erect enough to masturbate 'to completion' is tough, although I'm pretty good now at finishing even without an erection - not an easy task! Viagra works fine, but I can't take it every day! 2) My wife and I live in the same house, but are basically in a platonic relationship for the past several years. Been to lots of counselors so please don't suggest more - this is something that isn't going to change. I'm ok with that, but like I said the effect of the adderall combined with the lack of actual sex is not a good combination! I think women wanting a fwb will rarely have trouble finding one. But for men the odds aren't good. I can partially understand why some guys will turn to other guys, and I'm even ok with having a j/o bud to watch porn with, but that's about all I could do. I have no idea where I'm going with this either! Just saying that sexual effects of adderall can be pretty significant and I feel like if I can't find a satisfactory way to relieve it, I may have to stop taking it.
Maybe someone should start an ADD FWB website! Could be very useful!

Tazmaniandevil
07-28-13, 10:37 AM
Adderall actually helped me to abstain a lot from porn. I started trying to do other things than watching porn, like working out, trying to take healthy risks, etc...

DiscombobulatYa
07-29-13, 03:33 PM
I've been on Adderall for a couple of months now. I had pretty much lost all sexual interest prior to that due to heavy doses of anti-depressants for the last several years. That kinda sucks for a 29 yr old.

As soon as I started Adderall, my drive came back with a vengeance! It's almost like an obsession sometimes, particularly when I find myself spending hours online watching porn.

Has this or anything similar happened with anyone else taking it?

Yes most certainly my friend! Adderall could also be called this: "So why don't i just go on ahead and ADD this, I'll also go right ahead and ADD that as well" lol. Everything that was absolutely boring before...becomes a whole new world of possibilities. Especially when you first start taking it.

Neurowiz
08-01-13, 01:40 PM
Here's my rendition of the rundown on amphetamines, sexuality, and emotions:

ADHD is an executive functioning disorder, but you all probably know that already. We have trouble regulating motivations, attention, interests, etc. but also emotional regulation tends to be suppressed with ADHD. We have trouble quenching strong emotional responses when they are drummed up in our minds, and often impulsively react to those strong emotions in a manner in which someone without ADHD would have suppressed the strong reaction and put it out of his/her mind.

This especially manifests in "oneitis," where men with ADHD get easily and deeply emotionally invested in a girl who often is not reciprocating leading to further emotional stress, the response being often to drive further into the infatuation. I've experienced this myself when I was in my teenage years, and still struggle with quenching irrational and unwanted emotional attachments when they are not appropriate. Now, for everyone I have talked to this emotional attachment is completely independent of a sexual attachment, as in the emotional response is not additionally stimulated by physical attraction alone.

However, Adderall and other stimulant amphetamines work by activating the executive function systems in the brain located in the pre-frontal cortex which then gets to work on regulating the limbic system, which normally is left to run amok as any ADHDer can attest to. With Adderall, I find myself much better to regulate my emotional responses in my relationships, and am able stave off irrational obsessions or paranoia stemming from strong feelings of jealousy. Without Adderall, the unrequited emotional attachment often leaves me mildly depressed and the desire for a close connection with the person drowns out my sexual desires.

This brings me to my point regarding sexuality. I find that for myself, when the amphetamine allows me to quench my obsessive emotional desires I feel more confident and interested in satisfying myself, not obsessed with another person. During my dose I am generally too busy to take time to watch porn or masturbate (and usually can't due to my penis being hard while flaccid, you guys know what I'm talking about), but at the end of the day I am usually quite horny more than I would usually be on days I don't take Adderall. Everyone has a different level of sexuality, and if it is naturally higher then you might find that taking Adderall brings this out since your emotional disturbances are no longer interfering with pure sexual attraction or desire. Of course, the additional dopamine flooding your pleasure centers also contributes to this, but remember dopamine can only innervate neural circuits that are already present and will not change your overall sexuality or behavior in a short period of time. (only by behavioral changes over time, if at all)

I do not claim that this is the case, but only my current interpretation of that facts I have both experienced myself and heard from others. It is only a theory, and am open to other suggestions.

G2Clinton
08-12-13, 04:08 PM
I have had the best sex and orgasims in history on adderall. It's one of its amazing side effects.

G2Clinton
08-12-13, 04:11 PM
Anyone else have the best sex life ever on adderall

zilphy
08-15-13, 08:46 PM
After 6 months, I reduced my Adderall from 20 mg to 15 mg. I take instant release. 10 mg in the morning and 2.5 mg at lunch and 2.5 mg at mid afternoon, if necessary.

Chemical arousal is a greedy beast that can't be satisfied. At least now I won't ruin my marriage or run off with the UPS man. I hope your side effects diminish. Your physician can help.

Jimmsie
08-16-13, 05:58 PM
I'm a 32 yr old woman and until I started taking Ritalin, I had ZERO sex drive. I mean ever. The areas that were supposed to feel good, were completely neutral. I'm not sure that most people can even imagine it. I actually slept around a lot when I was in my early 20's cause I thought that some guy eventually would "do it right" and it would be pleasant. I mean people in books and movies seem to REALLY enjoy it. To me the whole experience was just mildly distasteful, uncomfortable, and sticky. It didn't matter how much I loved the guy, how hot I thought he was, size, skill, experience. All blah. Boring. I would literally rather have been painting my nails.

It wasn't an inorgasmic issue either. That worked just fine when I was alone, but it wasn't normal. It was neutral... neutral... neutral... then there was a flash in my head, and then I was sleepy. Since I suffered from insomnia my entire life I used it as a sleeping pill, but I was the only one who was able to accomplish it. When someone else tried it was just scratchy.

Then last month I started taking Ritalin... and wow. Just wow. When the second pill of the day peaks, I actually feel interested in sex. And even more surprising to myself is that the experience is completely different and very enjoyable.

I think that means that my natural dopamine levels are incredibly low and my ADHD meds are normalizing it. Needless to say, I am totally fine with this side effect and I hope that it doesn't wear off.

Tony72
08-16-13, 07:18 PM
I apologize if this bothers anyone, but when it comes to this subject I find it's best to just be frank.

I read something recently on an ADHD blog that helped me understand my own impulses in this area. The general point was that for some people sexual desires can be a source of stimulation for our under-stimulated brains, and how that can get in the way of a relationship where one partner always craves sex and the other can form a resentment because they feel they're being used just for that. While that did have more than some bearing on my last relationship, it helped me realize a route cause behind one of my behaviors. I can't say adderall changed my sexual drive, but I had noticed in the few weeks before reading this post (I read it less than a week ago) I haven't felt the same need to masturbate. Which I did almost daily. Even when otherwise sexually active. And I've been taking adderall for almost six months.

That timeline also coincides with where I felt like I started making progress on various fronts, realized I'd been depressed for a long time, started doing more--even if small--productive things, and was able to cut down on my anxiety. I don't think adderall cut my sex drive--still healthy--but it has helped me takes steps in other facets in my life that have helped me achieve more mental stimulation than I was previously. Which is nice when I don't want to be up for another hour but don't want to go to sleep because I haven't 'dealt' with something yet.

Since things have been mostly a mess I've decided I need to figure myself out and getting my life together before going out there. But I wonder if my performance will be changed. I was always the 'ready to go' type, but also the 'never ends' type--to an annoying and inconvenient degree. I'd be nice if the medication changes the latter part, but I don't want to go too far in the other direction either.

mrc711
08-29-13, 09:04 AM
This is ABSOLUTELY something that I am experiencing. I was in the same boat as far as previously having 0 sex drive. Sometimes I get stuck watching porn without even... Well.. ''finishing the job' '.

Excelsior1
08-30-13, 10:20 PM
yup! know the feeling

Excelsior1
08-30-13, 10:29 PM
Did not know that thank you

Camilo4891
09-06-13, 02:59 PM
While I take the 20mg generic xr, I feel like my professional has gotten much better.

I have had the same problem but it felt that it was overshadowing other things i wanted to be doing.

But I have always had this problem, so investigated. I found that on many sites it said it is common for a person with ADHD and ADD to feel frustration, dread, anxiety, anger. This was due to the over-stimulation that Add and ADHD experience. Many people develop mechanisms to cope with their ADHD/ADD, one is called hyperfocus. Where a person with ADD/ADHD may find themselves just over submerging themselves in a task. Such as cleaning or whatever, and may find they have spent much more time doing the task they had intended. A second thing is being sexually stimulated can release a dopamine dump , which is the feel good chemical and can calm a person.

My theory is that the anxiety caused by ADD/ADHDis unconciously trying to be mitagated byyour body by seeking dopamine and endorphins, hence many people with ADD/ADHD are labeled as "adrenaline junkies" before they were diagnosed. Adderall is kicking in a hyperfocus or a person already has unknowingly develop hyperfocus in certain areas in their life before the meds, and thus when anxious a person may feel a repsonse , a sexual response and urge to indulge seuxually

passthedolce
09-13-13, 09:32 PM
The adderall has made the idea of sex or porn more worthwhile, but when in practice, I find that it doesn't necessarily make me any more horny than non-medicated me. In fact, I can go for a week sometimes without any sort of gratification, and the sight of beautiful women (while yes, still very thought provoking) doesn't get my gears turning in my head as they would while off the med. I've even caught myself scoffing at my own sexual thoughts, almost as if I'm demystifying them...maybe so I don't dwell on the girl with brown hair and yoga pants all day? who knows :p

Oasis1995
10-01-13, 12:42 PM
porn is a big problem for your dopamine and since we all have ADD we must avoid it, it creates inability to focus after usage, it throws your dopamine into volatile cycle of ups and downs. i'm not commenting on it from some religious perspective, this is pure brain chemistry related issues

Nibs91
10-02-13, 12:20 PM
I had a high sex drive prior to adderall. But adderall is what I believe to be the reason I had sex the first time.

After I started treatment for depression the meds killed my sex drive, which is a good thing. I no longer get random hard ons during the day without even having any sexual thoughts or seeing anything arousing.

powpursuits
10-02-13, 01:15 PM
I've been on Adderall for a couple of months now. I had pretty much lost all sexual interest prior to that due to heavy doses of anti-depressants for the last several years. That kinda sucks for a 29 yr old.

As soon as I started Adderall, my drive came back with a vengeance! It's almost like an obsession sometimes, particularly when I find myself spending hours online watching porn.

Has this or anything similar happened with anyone else taking it?

Get off the train (amphetamines)/ NOW before your sexuality is hijacked. The trance of pleasure and fantasy leads one way and I can assure you it isn't worth it. I think I'd rather have no libido versus the power of amphetamines. Best of luck....

DelStan
10-03-13, 11:27 PM
As far as my sex drive goes, I'm not thinking about sex while at work or other activities. But when I have free time that's one of the first thoughts, PORN! At first I was wanting it something fierce but now its under control. I as well don't feel too enthusiastic about finding a sex partner or girlfriend at that. Besides I had a good sex drive before being diagnosed. So I think it might depend on some things that you used in the past prior to being diagnosed, to stimulate from that further extended. I have also read Adderall can kill your sex drive or what not. I guess everyone is different.

crosbyfd85
10-23-13, 02:57 PM
I am a 25 yr/o male that is having the opposite effect.

brief synopsis I have been on adderall since I was 13 I was off of it from age 19-21. I am now having a lack of drive to do ANYTHING! I mean getting off the couch is an achievement. I am a business owner and have the luxury of being lazy from time to time but this is a constant for the past 4 months.

I also suffer from premature ejac. I have had this issue for as long as i can remember except for the couple years i was off of it and even then I wasn't as long lasting as I had hoped. during masturbation I can last about 1-2 minutes and during sex I might last 6-10 thrusts. I am married so she knew what she was getting but I am tired of this side effect.

Another one I am having and im quite sure its not attributed to being married because I had the same issue in the past. I lack the drive to have actual sex. I would rather masturbate at times than have sex. my wife who is not on any meds wants it 24/7 and shes gorgeous however I on the other hand rarely want it. I often find myself masturbating 2-1 over sex. Idk if this is a brain function side effect of the adderall or if it is just my own issue.

The main reason i joined this forum and I know this is not the thread to talk about it but ill give it a shot anyways is because as i said earlier the 30mg XR is not working anymore.

It works for about 3 hours then slowly wears off within the 4th hour. as before I was good for about 8 hours.

I dont use it recreationally and can honestly say that only once have I accidentally taken more than the prescribed dose on accident and that was just 60mg. (I forgot I took it that day)

I now find myself to be a horrible procrastinator and lack the give a damn to do anything that is productive. I often find my priorities are messed up I will spend all day watching tv not doing anything productive and while I know this I cant bring myself to change anything about it.

I have seen on other sites people with the same problems that I have they call it an adderall crash i believe. Do any of yall have this issue how did you fix it?

dvdnvwls
10-23-13, 03:45 PM
crosbyfd85 - welcome to the forum.

I wonder how much these two problems (lack of drive to do anything, and lack of desire for sex with your wife) are just the same problem showing in different ways.

Also there's the embarrassment or inadequate feelings about premature ejaculation, and nobody wants to repeat that kind of bad feelings. When you know that your wife is interested in sex, I think there are two very easy things you can do for a start: first, to put it bluntly, give her a lot of pleasure while you still have your pants on. :) Second, you have to know and remember that she cares a whole lot less about P.E. and a whole lot more about "Why doesn't he love me anymore". The fact that you're so excited to see her is not such a bad thing, is it? :)

dvdnvwls
10-23-13, 04:10 PM
Procrastination isn't fixed by medication. In fact, procrastination gets worse on medication, if you let it.

Medication makes you able to follow through with your decisions. If you decide "I'm going to procrastinate", then you will procrastinate with the power of 10 ordinary men. :)

So you have to consciously make good decisions for yourself about what you're going to do with your time. That's what allows your meds to benefit you.

dvdnvwls
10-23-13, 04:13 PM
(Regarding the pants: if she's excited and tries to undress you, there's nothing wrong with a little explanation of why you want to leave them on for now... and some hints of what you plan to do next.) ;)

Mago0o
10-25-13, 02:29 PM
Procrastination isn't fixed by medication. In fact, procrastination gets worse on medication, if you let it.

Medication makes you able to follow through with your decisions. If you decide "I'm going to procrastinate", then you will procrastinate with the power of 10 ordinary men. :)

So you have to consciously make good decisions for yourself about what you're going to do with your time. That's what allows your meds to benefit you.

Very, very true. The same mechanics that help you focus will also allow you to focus on the wrong thing if you allow. I'm as guilty as they come.

mrlinck7421
11-14-13, 05:44 PM
Im a 25yo male in good physical condition. I'm on 70 mg of Vyvanse and 10 mg of Adderall IR. The Vyvanse really helps me out when it decides to kick in. I also get a urge to masturbate and have sex alot AND the wife is willing! Sounds good right? Well... I think the Vyvanse has me wanting to have sex ALL OF THE TIME but is not allowing me to. I never had a problem with E.D. before I started the vyvanse. It is nearly impossible for me to get or maintain an erection no matter how "hot" things are going. ALSO, I is nearly impossible for me to orgasm/ejaculate. I last TOO long.. Does anybody have any suggestions or similar experiences? I know I'm not the only one but this is very frustrating. :confused:

Modafinilguy
11-15-13, 05:47 PM
mrlinck7421 (http://www.addforums.com/forums/member.php?u=76226),

Oh dear the stuff is tormenting your trapped loins lol. Poor *******. Sympathy.

This is beyond me, I'd ask a doctor if there is any physical explanation or aspect that can be manipulated.

Are you on an SSRI or antidepressant? Common effect on them, perhaps amplified. Well the not being able to empty the milk carton, the higher drive, that's from the stimulant.

During my first week or two with Ritalin I noticed an increase sex drive, but it seemed to wane after that back to normal.

However even with the increase libido, it was of little importance to me, I was discovering the profound difference Ritalin made to me mentally, which I can't describe to be frank. I feel guilt almost, it worked too well for me. It was not perfect sure, it has some side effects, such as some physical tension feelings, but like it literally felt like it "fixed" my brain.

I was totally engrossed in exploring this, watching TV, but the focus, not like I had known before. Ability to drive myself towards rationally decided goals, its as all such tasks I had done before I was burdened by massive iron weights on my shoulders.

Also things like say "playing computer games" has massive motivational pull before, but on Ritalin everything was "much more even motivation-ally". Strange and weird as it sounds I enjoyed the sense of accomplishment from completing tasks stupidly basis to others, were previously, painful and horrendous to me.

The benefit was BEYOND the ADHD understanding I had at the time, but fits very well with my recently acquired expanded Executive Functioning model.

Sorry to sidetrack Ritalin- years ago now- I still did like to talk a lot on it though, it did not make me verbally less talkative, but I was more focused and rational in conversation, yes. In all other ways though what I might consider ADHD, basically vanished.

greetingstoyou
11-17-13, 09:51 AM
Interesting post. I seem to have {almost}completely lost my lust for porn/masturbation since I started Adderall. It's kind of a bummer, that was one of my good fixes per se since I don't drink or do any illegal drugs. I can also relate to the procrastination comment. I've become a pro at that. On a lighter note, im much less scatterbrained and can actually sit still, read and enjoy it. Hopefully my enjoyment of porn will come back in due time. I miss it lol

Liveforever
11-17-13, 07:36 PM
It's amazing how different these drugs effect different people. I took ritalin for 6 years and my sex drive became out of control. I sometimes went into a 4-5 hour trance where I did nothing but look for porn. I felt so disgusted with myself. When I started taking Ritalin I was only 16 and this wasn't a problem, but it got worse as the years went on.Even though I liked ritalin, I have changed to Adderall now and I have found that I no longer do insane things like look for the HD version of my favorite porn video for several hours. Instead, adderall has largely blunted my sex drive and I'm very happy about that.

Eurekagalaxy
12-16-13, 03:12 AM
Im a 25yo male in good physical condition. I'm on 70 mg of Vyvanse and 10 mg of Adderall IR. The Vyvanse really helps me out when it decides to kick in. I also get a urge to masturbate and have sex alot AND the wife is willing! Sounds good right? Well... I think the Vyvanse has me wanting to have sex ALL OF THE TIME but is not allowing me to. I never had a problem with E.D. before I started the vyvanse. It is nearly impossible for me to get or maintain an erection no matter how "hot" things are going. ALSO, I is nearly impossible for me to orgasm/ejaculate. I last TOO long.. Does anybody have any suggestions or similar experiences? I know I'm not the only one but this is very frustrating. :confused:

You're definitely not alone. First, I'd be curious to know if you watch porn because although this society generally views it as being harmless - it is a dopamine releasing and rewiring machine. Porn is destructive to the limbic system, please refer to ,yourbrainonporn.com, and it'll help you understand what I mean. I watched lots of porn when I was younger and it had a lasting impact. Have quit and found that, so long as I am not on Dexedrine or amphetamines, that I have normal use of my erection.

In some cases, cialis or Viagra could help. Otherwise try and search the database 'cause you're not alone.

DmxDex
12-19-13, 10:31 AM
Porn and masterbation are going to desensitise you. Porn induced ed.

Porn and wanking are very bad. I am currently rebooting and I have no end of symptoms.

Beware.

dvdnvwls
12-19-13, 01:22 PM
Porn and masterbation are going to desensitise you. Porn induced ed.

Porn and wanking are very bad. I am currently rebooting and I have no end of symptoms.

Beware.
Wanking is very good, in its proper place and proportion. Porn is bad in different ways and different degrees on a number of different levels. Porn is a very weird subject to try to unravel in terms of its moral problems of good and bad and healthy and unhealthy. There is a great deal of evil inherent in the porn industry, and yet there is also a great deal of good inherent in sex and sexuality and in which pornography can theoretically participate in some way. A huge topic that quickly leads to politics and religion and which therefore we can't really discuss fully on here. Masturbation, on the other hand (or on both hands if you prefer) is clear and simple: masturbation is good, if you want to, and in moderation; masturbation is a personal choice that does not involve politics at all, and though masturbation may be seen in some circles as a religious issue, it is a much less important religious issue than pornography because of its private individual nature and its lack of direct harm to anyone.

Michigan85
01-09-14, 07:35 PM
Your dose is too high if that's happening, or you're taking it to get high. There is no way that should be happening on any legitimate dosing, and my guess is it's not just happening with porn, but you probably get fixated on some medial task and spend hours on it too. I used to be on a substantially higher dose and I would spend abnormally high amounts of time on the same task. If I were watching porn, I would do it for an absurd amount of time, or if I were cleaning the bathtub I would do it for 4 hours, or if I were organizing a single drawer for 4 hours. That will still happen if I get up into the 80-100mg range. You might feel more euphoric and energetic, but it's equally as unproductive as if you don't take it at all. While you're fixated you might feel productive, but the next day when you aren't fixated you realize how unproductive and useless that time really was "like did I really spend 4 hours arraigning 10 pairs of socks in one drawer." Higher doses definitely doesn't equally higher productivity.

dexderste
01-16-14, 12:14 PM
well my problem is amphetamine that makes me usually into a sex thriving bloke women/men fuk anything if and when.

wadewilson
03-07-14, 11:26 PM
I just joined this site, because I was wondering if I was the only one like this. I was diagnosed with ADD back in grade school and after the military I started taking meds again when I went back to school. The last few years I was on Vyvanse and fell in love with masturbation while taking it. I switched back to Adderall IR and its the same. These meds are important for school and career, but DAMN my limbido goes crazy. I love masturbating for hours and look forward to it. I live with my gf and like someone else said, I can't wait until she goes to bed sometimes, so I can be alone. She use to love when I was all horned up and would have fun with her for hours, but she is blaaaaaaaa to it anymore. My problem is, I don't want to orgasm because then I can play as long as I want. If I have the big O, its feels good, but blaaaaaaaaaaaa. I had a crazy sex drive when I was young and even while un-medicated in the military, but this is bad. I can't lie though, I like it. Always wanted to talk to someone else who was like this. Good thread!!:D

Flory
03-13-14, 10:24 PM
Boiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing

Hyperman87
03-14-14, 03:58 PM
Oh, yeah that's right, flory :lol:

Jace1973
03-20-14, 06:21 PM
This is my biggest battle as well. It's an addiction/habit that I just want to keep in check. I thought with my diagnosis and meds it would subside, which looking maybe it has, that or my sex drive is finally starting to wane a bit. It seems when I'm busy it's easier to be master of my domain but when my wife and kid aren't around and I have free time it's very difficult to resist.

GTRiles
06-12-14, 10:19 AM
Hi everyone, Adderall makes me feel gay and enjoy cross-dressing while my wife plays a masculine role. I even have hooked up with men online. Before Adderall I would be lying if I said I never fantasized about other men, but when the fantasy was over I never felt a bit of a real attraction physically towards another man. Plenty for women though.

But taking these pills turns me into a drag queen and has made me gay in not only thought but in action. The porn is a serious problem of time wasted as well. I'm going to have to get off of the stuff if I can't stop wanting this!

trancedance
06-17-14, 11:00 AM
Adderall shrank my junk, literally. When I take it I feel like I'm 10 years old again fresh out of the cold swimming pool.

Conman
06-17-14, 12:13 PM
that sounds like something you should get checked out

sarek
06-18-14, 01:48 AM
Here is a mod note to serve as a reminder to you all:

1. Please keep this thread in line with the PG 13 nature of our forum.

2. Try to stay with the original subject of the thread, which is how adderrall affects your sex drive.

Sickle
06-29-14, 05:57 AM
I just went on adderall and this is creeping me out because I don't need porn personally and the hours on end thing is weird. I only did this on Ritalin when I drank a lot in the past with it, never with dexedrine. So my insurance covers procentra, the liquid form of it so I am going to have my doc give me that. It feels like it is doing a number on my body...

Suisami
07-17-14, 09:58 PM
I'm finding that I spend much less time looking at porn. My sex drive hasn't changed much though. I think I just hyper focused on porn in the past and Adderall just let's me stay focus on other things.

Still I find masterbation to be different somewhat. Like I'm more sensitive to touch. I don't know. I've only been on adderall for 4 days now so it might just be that initial euphoria you get when you first start taking it.

splinter
07-19-14, 12:23 PM
Most ADHD people need a way of making life exciting as they get bored very easily. Porn is a harmless way of getting a kick from something you may desire or is considered wrong in the eyes of the general public which could increase the reason for doing it.
If it worries you then maybe you could try finding other things to occupy your need for excitement and the hunger may recede.
Hope this helps.

JMS BJJ
07-29-14, 09:18 PM
I just started taking 20mg Adderall XR and having the same reaction; howbeit, I am married. My wife loves the renewed vigor and I am hopeful that this particular side effect doesnt stop.

All the other non-pleasant side effects (anxiety, jitters, dehydration al la peeing like a geriatric) i am all too happy to do away with.