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Sex on XanaxThe greater part of really potent medications affects sexual life of users. Both males and females can suffer from some sexual side effects, when they take Alprazolam. Sex on Xanax is the subject of many current researches. So, how will it affect your intimate relations?

Sex and Benzodiazepines in General

It is a known fact that benzodiazepines are widely used for anxiety treatment, cases of insomnia and seizures. When prescribed for a prolonged use (over 2 months), they can lead to side effects that are far more serious than headache or dizziness. Erectile dysfunction is the adverse drug effect that most benzodiazepines users face. Anxiety is one of the reasons that may lead to ED. Benzodiazepines can calm down one’s anxiety, yet there are cases when the pills also lower male’s desire to have sex and his ability to erect.

Xanax and Sex in Particular

There are regular risks of side effects that usually occur when you are on Alprazolam. A patient usually experiences a change in sex drive as well as erectile dysfunction from the use of Xanax on a regular basis. Previous clinical studies prove that over 14% of males report a decreased sex drive as one of the Xanax results.

Some other side effects that may be experienced from time to time are temporary impotence, inability to achieve a strong erection, no morning erection, no orgasm, etc.

More on Xanax Sex Male Problems

There can’t be any doubt that sex on Xanax can be not as awesome as without it. There are two major problems that users report:

  1. Sex drive

The medication leads to changes in male’s sex drive (libido). The recent studies showed that around 14% of males have a decreased sex drive, when compared to only 8% of those, who don’t administer this medication regularly. Yet still, there are also cases of an increased sex drive. It happens in 7.7% of males on Alprazolam for panic disorder treatment.

Males administering Xanax for other anxiety types (like panic attacks or phobias) are usually at a lower risk of developing any sex drive changes. Why so? The impact depends on the dosage taken and the treatment course duration.

  1. Sexual dysfunction

We’ve already mentioned about the sexual dysfunction that may develop in males on Xanax – ED or impotence. Around 7.4% of all males, who take Xanax to treat panic disorders, report sexual function problems. And only 3.7 of males, who don’t take the drug regularly, have the same issues. The ED condition may also be accompanied by problems achieving orgasm or those with ejaculating.

More on Xanax Sex Female Problems

In case of females Xanax and sexuality are closely connected. How is that? The thing is that unlike in case of males, the medication doesn’t lead to problems, but treats them. It is a known fact that sexual dysfunction in women occurs due to psychological triggers likes stress, anxiety and depression rather than physiological ones.

While males suffer from ED and low libido as the side effects of Alprazolam, women get this medication prescribed to fight their sexual dysfunction issues. For most males it’s a real surprise.

The treatment course usually begins with 0.5 mg dosages that are administered 2-3 times daily. The dose is slowly increased in case a woman experiences no adverse reactions and positive outcome is not the one that was expected. Older females get the lowest dosages prescribed. The same refers to women, who take other potent medications.

It is highly recommended to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Xanax to treat anxiety that became the cause of sexual disorder in women. Why so? Alcohol and Xanax are two potent sedatives that trigger very intensive attacks rather than easing them. When combined even in low doses, alcohol increases the med’s sedative properties and triggers a life-threatening condition.

Sex Xanax treatment can become very effective, yet, unfortunately, it is never durable: Alprazolam is one of the medications that cause dependence, when used on a regular basis, which is why 8 weeks are usually a maximum term. When a woman is dependent on Xanax, she suffers from appetite loss and can’t reach orgasm.

Do you want to improve your sexual life and boost desire? Take Xanax in prescribed doses and make sure you administer it alone. Combining a potent medication with other pills will lead to additional problems.

We suggest not overdoing with the remedy: if you’re a male, take low doses during a short period to relieve stress and anxiety that cause ED. Note that taking too much will cause additional erection issues instead of solving the ones you’ve already had. At the same time, a woman can turn to sex Xanax treatment, too. She will relieve harmful panic attacks and anxiety to maintain her sexual life. Whatever way you go, professional consultation is needed as self-treatment can lead to more risks than benefits.

Dr. Andrew J. Olson

Author: Dr. Andrew J. Olson

Dr. Andrew J. Olson is a PHD in psychiatry. He is also a psychiatrist consultant at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. He also serves as a Clinical Director of the Department of Psychiatry, at Royal Marsden Hospital, in London, UK.


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The greater part of really potent medications affects sexual life of users. Both males and females can suffer from some sexual side effects, when they take Alprazolam. Sex on Xanax is the subject of many current researches. So, how will it affect your intimate relations? Sex and Benzodiazepines in General It is a known fact that benzodiazepines are widely used for anxiety treatment, cases of insomnia and seizures. When prescribed for a prolonged use (over 2 months), they can lead to side effects that are far more serious than headache or dizziness. Erectile dysfunction is the adverse drug effect that…
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  • Mark F.

    I started experiencing anxiety and panic attacks last year, didn’t know what to do, and how to help it. Recently my doc advised me to try Xanax, so I did. I have not felt so calm and collected in a long while. How was your experience with it?
    How did it make you feel?