As part of our annual Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System EDRS survey, researchers ask regular ecstasy users about their sexual health, including whether they get tested for sexual transmitted infections STIs , what STIs if any they have, and if they have sex under the influence of drugs. Our colleagues at the Burnett Institute put together the last five years of data — There were some interesting findings:. Rather it is derived from a sample of regular ecstasy users, that is people who have used ecstasy at least six times in the six months prior to the survey.
Is Sex Better on Drugs?
MDMA and sexual behavior: ecstasy users' perceptions about sexuality and sexual risk
The purposes of this study are to 1 examine the extent to which young adult Ecstasy users recently reported having had multiple sex partners and 2 identify the factors predictive of engaging in this behavior. This research is based on a sample of young adult recurrent users of the drug, Ecstasy. Study participants were recruited in Atlanta, Georgia between August and August using a targeted sampling and ethnographic mapping approach. Interviews took approximately two hours to complete. Nearly one-third of the study participants had more than one sex partner during the preceding month, and sexual protection rates tended to be low.
HRB National Drugs Library
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