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Prevalence of sexual dysfunction risk in cocaine users in a sample of Spanish men

  • Marina A. Cabello-García1
  • Francisco Javier del Río2,3,*,
  • Antonio Daniel García-Rojas4
  • Francisco Cabello-Santamaría5

1Psychology department, University of Malaga, 29071 Malaga, Spain

2Psychology department, University of Cadiz, 11519 Puerto Real, Spain

3Biomedical Research and Innovation Institute of Cadiz, INIBICA, 11009 Cadiz, Spain

4Pedagogy department, University of Huelva, 21071 Huelva, Spain 5Andalusian Institute of Sexology and Psychology, 29001 Malaga, Spain

DOI: 10.22514/jomh.2023.108 Vol.19,Issue 11,November 2023 pp.90-95

Submitted: 17 July 2023 Accepted: 09 August 2023

Published: 30 November 2023

*Corresponding Author(s): Francisco Javier del Río E-mail:


Sexuality should be able to be experienced in a healthy way. This can be affected by drug use in general and cocaine use in particular. Other aspects that can influence sexuality are anxiety and sexual attitudes. The main aim of this work is to explore and analyse how cocaine use affects men’s sexual response. In the present study, the GRISS (Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction) questionnaire was used to assess sexual function, the SOS (Sexual Opinion Survey) questionnaire to evaluate sexual attitudes, and the STAI (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory) questionnaire to measure sexual anxiety. The sample consisted of 471 male cocaine users and 82 male non-users. The sampling was carried out in different treatment centres throughout Spain. The results indicate that male cocaine users score worse on the GRISS questionnaire, indicating a higher likelihood of sexual dysfunction, worse scores on the SOS questionnaire and higher anxiety levels. It is also observed that scores on the GRISS questionnaire did not improve over time. The differences were statistically significant and the initial study hypotheses were confirmed. The practical utility of this research lies in the applicability of these data in addiction treatment centres, and the potential for these centres to enhance specific interventions that promote healthy sexuality.


Cocaine; Sexual dysfunctions; Trait-state anxiety; Sexual opinion survey; HJ-Biplot

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Marina A. Cabello-García,Francisco Javier del Río,Antonio Daniel García-Rojas,Francisco Cabello-Santamaría. Prevalence of sexual dysfunction risk in cocaine users in a sample of Spanish men. Journal of Men's Health. 2023. 19(11);90-95.


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