Sex scams

March 2017

Sex can be exploited.
There is a large market that promises to enhance sex and pleasure. Some of these are described below:
Remember, if you really have sexual problems , you should speak with your GP or a sexual counsellor.

Penis enlargement

  • You may find various gadgets or creams that promise to enlarge your penis.
  • Take care as they might cause severe pain, blood clots and scarring.
  • You may wish to consult your GP before you make any purchases.

Creams to enhance sex

Creams to obtain a greater sexual pleasure have not been tested.
Most of them probably have a "placebo effect".

Illicit Substances

  • Ecstasy and MDMA : these make you feel euphoric but they can cause erection and orgasm disorders in men and women.
  • Cocaine and cannabis: they cause disinhibition but there are irreversible side-effects to your brain.
  • Poppers: This is a liquid that you inhale and acts as a stimulant and can cause hot flushes. These products are dangerous and can be potentially fatal if taken with some drugs (fore example, medication prescribed for erectile dysfunction).

Sex therapy

  • There are a number of "pseudo" professionals who claim to be trained to help women or men with sexual problems but are not qualified or experienced to do.
  • It is important that you make sure that the professional you are seeing is legitimate and the advice that you receive is reliable before you spend your time and money.
  • This will prevent you from entering into a potentially vulnerable situation.

General advice

  • Do not be hasty and do not be ashamed to speak with your friends and/ or partner
  • Research the products and/or professionals carefully
  • Make sure you are not being charged excessively
  • Try not to be lured by marketing slogans or false promises


Les arnaques en sexologie
Les arnaques en sexologie
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