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Old 02-04-2011, 03:59 PM
Clu-Me-In Clu-Me-In is offline
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Can Cocaine be transmitted via Semen during sexual activity?

Watching the Oprah Winfrey Show with Pam Grier(Foxy Brown), something she said didn't sound right to me.

She said, "There was an epidemic of a lot of people doing cocaine and it accumulated in the body and often in the prostrate gland and it would come out during your sexual activity, and inside a woman it could harm her. (My doctor) said, 'You'll have to ask your mate to wear protection...' It would protect me from getting the drug into my body... and so I had to tell Richard, 'You're gonna have to wear a raincoat', and he had an issue with that…

So how true is that? Can Cocaine be transmitted via Semen during sexual activity?
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:26 PM
wheresmymind wheresmymind is offline
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That quote looks like BS to me too. I'm sure SOME coke is present in semen, but suggesting it would have any effect on you would be like worrying about getting drunk from making out with an alcoholic.

Consider a 90 kg (200 lb) man who snorts a gram of coke one night. Assuming the drug is evenly distributed throughout his body, that's about 10 mg coke per kg body weight. Let's say he ejaculates 5 ml, which is on the heavy side but not uncommon. That gives us about 5 g of semen containing about 5g*.01g*(1/1000g)=50 ug cocaine. To be on the safe side lets increase that 10-fold to account for the fact that it probably isn't really distributed evenly throughout your body (I doubt your bones/connective tissue really absorb much, and maybe your prostate really does concentrate it, though I doubt it). That's maybe 500 ug or half a milligram per ejaculate. A reasonable line is probably 50-100 mg (you can get 10-20 lines out of a gram, or so I've been told...). So to get a line's worth you'd need to completely absorb the coke in 10-20 large "loads." Given that cocaine is metabolized rather quickly in your body (it's only detectable in drug tests for a few days), I doubt that this sort of exposure is anything to worry about.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:19 PM
Hirka T'Bawa Hirka T'Bawa is offline
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I would call BS on this claim. Cocaine is rapidly metabolized by a mixture of serum cholinesterases, plasma pseudocholinesterases, and hepatic enzymes. The elimination half life of Cocaine is approximately 1 hour, so after about 8 hours there is no trace of "cocaine" left in the body. Cocaine and its metabolites are excreted by the kidneys, with about 85-90% recoverable in the urine, of that, only between 1% and 5% is the actual compound (the rest is metabolites).

Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, is present in breast milk for 36 hours after administration, and you can see it and a few others in the urine for about that long.

So, after about 36 hours after someone used cocaine, there is hardly any left, and since it is rapidity metabolized, I doubt there would be enough in the prostrate to make any difference in the little bit of seminal fluid the prostrate releases.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:35 PM
Peremensoe Peremensoe is offline
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I hesitate to mention it, but... men have been known to apply cocaine directly to the penis. And Richard Pryor is exactly the man to do it. Grier also mentions in her autobiography that her mouth went numb...
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:49 PM
panache45 panache45 is offline
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Perhaps if he injects it into his urethra first.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:26 AM
Nunzio Tavulari Nunzio Tavulari is offline
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The article that Spark240 referenced has a link to a rebuttal.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:57 AM
Peremensoe Peremensoe is offline
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Originally Posted by Nunzio Tavulari View Post
The article that Spark240 referenced has a link to a rebuttal.
That's a rebuttal of the notion that it could be cocaine passing through the man's body, which I thought was already effectively rebutted right here.

I gave the link (either would have done) in support of the alternate theory, that Pryor was, in addition to snorting prodigious mounds, sprinkling it directly on his dick.
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:09 AM
Diogenes the Cynic Diogenes the Cynic is offline
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Richard Pryor riffed on putting cocaine on his dick (and developing a separate habit for it) in his act.
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