Is Molly (MDMA/Ecstasy) A Sex Drug?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D. on June 21, 2021

The effects of molly (MDMA) can cause deeply intense feelings of attachment, euphoria, and a perceived feeling of enhanced sexual performance. These effects may prompt people who abuse molly to use it during sex.

Is Molly A Sex Drug?

Molly (MDMA) is a popular club drug that activates serotonin release, which causes people who use it to feel an intense feeling of attachment. This feeling may encourage risky sexual behavior.

People that take molly may intentionally or unintentionally have sexual encounters that many perceive to be enhanced by the presence of MDMA.

Some studies have shown that MDMA impairs sexual performance in men, although desire and satisfaction were reported to be enhanced.

Risks Of Using Molly As A Sex Drug

When molly is taken in a public environment like a rave or club, the risk of dangerous or unwanted sexual encounters can increase.

When molly is taken to enhance a consensual sexual encounter, a person may experience strong negative immediate and long-term side effects.

Short-Term Effects Of Using Molly During Sex

Because it acts as a stimulant on the body’s major systems, molly excites the central nervous system and several vital system functions.

A person that takes Molly during sex can experience:

  • overheating (which can lead to organ damage)
  • elevated blood pressure and heart rate
  • panic attacks

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Long-Term Effects Of Molly Abuse During Sex

When MDMA is used as a sexual enhancement drug alongside phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors like Viagra or Cialis, there can be a greater risk of serotonin syndrome.

Ultimately, this can result in seizures and hallucinations.

Dangerously high heart rates can also occur when mixing these drugs.

Getting Help With Molly Abuse

If you or a loved one struggles with substance use or engages in risky behavior because of drug use, then drug treatment can help.

Call today to learn more about the range of inpatient and outpatient drug therapy options available to help you move forward drug-free.

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Medically Reviewed by
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