2021 Articles
Volume 3 Issue 2

Synthetic Cannabinoid-Induced Compulsive Sexual Behaviors: A Case Report

Amanda Klass, DO

Volume 3 Issue 2

Abstract:

Compulsive sexual behavior, also referred to as hypersexuality, is defined as an excessive preoccupation with sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviors that are difficult to control, cause distress, or negatively impact one’s health, job, relationship, or other parts of life [1]. Slavin et. al. explored the link between marijuana and hypersexuality and found preliminary evidence for a relationship in university students [2]. This result could be due to the interaction between the endocannabinoid and dopaminergic systems whereby behavioral-related rewards and reinforcement roles are experienced through cannabinoid-induced increases in extracellular dopamine levels [3]. This case report serves to provide data on the effects of synthetic cannabinoid-induced compulsive sexual behaviors.