Popular sex enhancement drugs in high demand

Sex stimulant continue to gain an unprecedented level of popularity especially among the youths, who use these aphrodisiacs for sexual pleasure. This contradicts the popular belief that reduced sex drive majorly occurs in individuals with relatively low level of testosterone; meaning post-menopausal women or men over the age of 60 (Showemimo, 2014).

According to Showemimo (2014) aphrodisiacs are substances that increase sexual desires or libido. Many foods, drinks, pills, ointment and even chewing gum have been said to make sex more pleasurable. However, from a historical and scientific stand point, the alleged results may be more because the user (youth) believe that they will be effective also known as placebo effect.

In the pursuit of increased stamina and improve libido, several youths have reportedly resorted to the use of stimulants or drinks thought or said to be an avenue to sexual pleasures.

Showemimo (2014) takes a look at some of the popular sex enhancement drugs that Nigerians now use to improve their sexual capabilities and pleasures as follows:

  1. Tramadol: Tramadol is one of the most popularly abused drug by Nigerian youths for sexual enhancement. Normally, tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain due to its extended release form of around-the-clock treatment of pain. Tramadol slow or stop breathing, especially when using this medicine or whenever the dose is changed which propels its abuse as sexual enhancement by some youths. However, it is associated with serious health consequences which includes seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, nausea and vomiting. Tramadol may be habit-forming, even at regular doses leading to addiction, overdose, or death, in persons using the medicine without a prescription (Katz, 2010).
  2. Viagra capsule: Viagra surely needs little or no introduction at all, it’s the world-renowned capsule that gives unparalleled strength and ability to a man during sexual intercourse. And its inception, it was embraced by older men, were not as virile as they used to be, but these days, it’s a favourite among the youths who either don’t have full confidence in their natural ability to perform sexually or want to last longer in bed.
  3. Herbal bitters: This one is commonly used stimulant available. Herbal drinks have always been available, but became extremely popular in the early 2000s with the birth of the famous medicinal drink from Ghana called “Alomo” which is said to be a health drink with curative properties, especially for men, however it has turned out to be one of the most sought after sex stimulant by most young men, who take the drink judiciously. Other herbal drinks in the category allegedly with the same sexual enhancement properties include Ogidiga, Osomo, Action Bitters and many others. Investigations have revealed that these alcoholic drinks are said to increase men’s stamina during sexual intercourse (Showemimo, 2014).
  4. Sexy chewing gum: This is reportedly often used as a trap by men to lure unsuspecting ladies, arouse them sexually and then have sex with them. Chewing gum like “France sexual climax gum”. These stimulating chewing gum and others deliver a unique feeling and sexual oestrogen, which stimulates the pituitary gland to produce excitement and then transmits it to the nerves. And it is said to be taken 30 minutes before sexual activity.
  5. Love tea: Like normal tea bags, the love tea also comes in a pack, but with a different composition and mission. Its mission is to stimulate the urge to have sex in both men and women. It is best served and consumed hot, and in a matter of minutes it sends a tingling sensation down your spine, and you begin to feel aroused. It is said to be reliable, according to habitual users.
  6. Sex sugar: One of the several sex enhancers that people patronize is sex sugar. It’s a lubricant that a lady rubs on her private parts and makes the man enjoy the sexual intercourse beyond. Its main function is to sweeten the experience, hence the name, it’s a lubricant that comes in little white pack.
  7. Sex tonic: Popularly called Rhodiola, and originally from Russia, it’s a popular natural libido enhancer for men and women. The sex tonic is a medicinal herb that is used to increase sex drive and urge for people who suffer from low sexual appetite. Two spoon of the sex tonic daily gets the job done.
  8. Sex soap: The soap is used 15 minutes before sexual intercourse by both ladies and gentlemen. Its primary function is to delay ejaculation, making sexual intercourse more enjoyable and long lasting.


Katz, W. A. (2010).Pharmacology and clinical experience with tramadol in osteoarthritis, Drugs.52 (3)suppl,39-47.

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