Sextasy Danger

Sextasy News Stories:

Spokesman-Review (Spokane): Rave fans adding Viagra (October 21, 2002)

What started as abuse of the anti-impotence drug Viagra at days-long meth parties in Spokane has trickled down to the youth rave scene, health officials say. 

South Brunswick Post (New Jersey): Ecstasy is no way to find community (October 24, 2002)

Recent newspaper stories have reported young adults combining Ecstasy with the anti-impotence drug Viagra in order to experience a sustained sexual high. This practice known in the club scene as "sextasy" overcomes the side effect of diminished sexual function that accompanies use of Ecstasy.

Stuff (New Zealand): 'Sex-tasy' drug makes dancing gay (Oct 11, 2002)

Male drug users are turning to sextasy because they say ecstasy gives a warm fuzzy feeling but makes it almost impossible to get an erection. Throwing Viagra into the mix solves that problem - but it brings other risks.

USA Today: Ecstasy-Viagra mix alarms doctors (Sep 23, 2002)

An increasing number of American youths who use the club drug Ecstasy are mixing it with the anti-impotence drug Viagra, leading drug-abuse specialists to warn about the health risks of a combination that users say fuels all-night dancing and marathon sex.

ABC News: Ecstasy-Viagra mix alarms doctors (Aug 22, 2002)

Large numbers of homosexual men, and a smaller number of heterosexuals, are combining Viagra with illicit drugs to achieve a potentially deadly "sexual high," a new study finds. 

Newsweek: The 'Sextasy" Craze (May 2002)

At a recent party, Adam took crystal methamphetamine, an illegal stimulant that creates overwhelming sexual desire but also constricts blood vessels, making it impossible for most men to have an erection. So Adam popped a Viagra pill he had purchased over the internet and spent the next several hours having vigorous, unprotected sex with other partygoers

BBC: Viagra Black Market Thriving (Feb 25, 2000)

Drug worker Mark McPherson, from Turning Point, said: "We are aware anecdotally of combinations of Viagra and Ecstasy being used on the club scene."