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Apomorphine for sexual enhancement

By Serge Kreutz (2010)

Unlike sildenafil (Viagra), apomorphine and other dopaminergics exert their pro-sexual effect not upon the erectile organ but upon the brain. Apomorphine provokes erections not by interfering with the plumbing of male sexual function (speak: blood supply to the penis), but the wiring necessary for arousal.

That Viagra only effects the plumbing, puts clear limits to its potential as a lifestyle drug. Viagra will do little for men whose plumbing doesn't leak. On the other hand, a good shot of additional desire can be a welcome life enhancement for many people with whom there is nothing wrong physically but who just feel bored with their everyday life. For them, apomorphine can be a real enrichment, and even a medication that saves their marriages. Provided, they can afford it.

I meanwhile have substantial experience with apomorphine. I need about 6 mg to have a clear pro-libido effect. Buying official Uprima would cost me 60 US dollars a go. Well, I'm not rich enough to have 60-dollar habits. For this reason, I have long searched for an alternative supply of apomorphine.

Already a few years back, I had found a supplier of bulk apomorphine. I ordered a quantity of several gram, and did experiment with it. It was OK, but I'm not a chemist or pharmacist, and the raw apomorphine is difficult to store (it is suggested to store it under argon), and I'm not equipped to measure dosages of 6 mg of any substance. So I gave up on bulk apomorphine. Nevertheless, the source from where I bought the bulk apomorphine is still listed in the member section of the sexual enhancement package.

While apomorphine clearly is a pleasure drug (if taken at dosages below the nausea level), this is about all it has in common with its more famous colleague in name, morphine. Sure, apomorphine can be produced from morphine. But its pharmacological effects are completely different. Morphine is a sedative agent, while apomorphine is a stimulant.

Apomorphine primarily works as a dopamine agonist. Like most dopamine agonists, apomorphine is useful in the management of Parkinson's Disease (PD), a condition characterized by the loss of dopamine-producing neurons, or a decreased function of such neurons. Either way, a dopamine deficiency is the result, leading to severe motor function disturbance.

Apomorphine is a D1 receptor-specific dopamine agonist that makes it different from mostly ergot-derived dopamine agonists, which usually target D2 dopamine receptors, e.g. pergolide and bromocriptine. D3 and D4 dopamine receptors are less often targeted in the management of Parkinson's Disease.

It has long been documented that Parkinson's Disease medications have sexuality-enhancing side effects. It has to be noted that the sexuality-enhancing side effects hold true for many but not all dopamine-enhancing Parkinson's medications. Whether or not a dopamine agonist enhances sexual functions seems to depend primarily on the dopamine receptor sites it targets. (amo)

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