Methamphetamine use has increased among gender and sexually diverse people in several countries, including Bangladesh. This study aimed to explore the effects of methamphetamine on the sexual lives of these people in Dhaka, Bangladesh. An exploratory qualitative study was conducted, comprising 30 in-depth interviews with gender and sexually diverse people including males having sex with males, male sex workers, and transgender women hijra under HIV intervention coverage. Ten key informant interviews were also conducted with individuals who have expertise in relevant disciplines such as drug use, harm reduction, and HIV and AIDS. Digitally recorded data were manually analyzed under the thematic analysis framework.
Marking a Pathway Towards Meth Recovery
What meth can do to your sexuality | Busselton-Dunsborough Mail | Busselton, WA
Increased prevalent use of methamphetamine is a global public challenge. Information on drug use can be helpful in preventing high-risk behavior related to drug abuse. This study aims to investigate the sexual function changes related to methamphetamine use in the male clients of public and private addiction treatment centers. In this qualitative study, 45 men 35 methamphetamine users, 5 family members of the users, and 5 psychiatrists or physicians who were famous for treating or researching addiction are involved. An in-depth interview was done with therapists and key individuals. The results show that the effects of methamphetamine on sexual function are not identical. The first usage is concomitant with the increased duration of sex, an increase in the quality and quantity of sexual pleasure, a delighted orgasm, and feeling more control of the sex act.
Sex and Meth: Cross-Addiction Finds a High-End Niche
Those words from Robert Weiss, a licensed clinical social worker who has been treating sex addicts for 22 years. Three years ago, Weiss merged his private practice with Elements, an umbrella company which owns a range of treatment centers, including Promises Malibu. Traditional treatment programs have operated under the belief that "you just need to get sober, and all those other problems go away," Weiss said.
BY DR. David Fawcett defines the pitfalls of meth use — and how to overcome them. Fawcett explains how meth raises the bar for sexual pleasure to impossible heights. In Chapter 9, titled Healing Old Wounds, the author outlines the steps required to achieve abstinence and attain recovery.