5-HTP and orgasm control
I have heard people mentioning this supplement and wanting to try it to effect sexual performance, and I have done an experiment on myself, so I thought a new thread would be good to keep the info in one place for anyone who has tried this supplement for sexual performance purposes.
“Begin at the end”, was some good advice someone gave me about writing reports. So my conclusions from my own experience are:
1. I think 5 HTP can help delay orgasm
2. I find the other effects unpleasant and not worth it.
Now for the story:
I had tried 5 HTP in the past with no results, alone and in combination with St. Johns Wort. My dose was 100 mg before bed.
Then I read the comments of Stagestop in Kitten’s thread (5-HTP and mental health), and his statements that 5htp MUST convert to serotonin, and his confidence about how effective it can be to replace SSRI’s, etc. So I started taking 200 mg per day (100 mg in the morning and 100 mg at night).
It probably took a week or two to start noticing the effect, but I started to notice that I could control my orgasm better, and my usual 7 to 10 minutes with my wife became 12 to 17. Not every time, but the average definitely increased. I also noticed better sleep at night.
On the down side, my stomach was almost always upset. I felt bloated and full, and always felt like I needed to defecate even though I was already going 2 or 3 times a day. A small meal would make me uncomfortable for hours. And I would fart all night long like a natural gas production plant.
Being off the 5htp for one day and my stomach already feels much much better.
Even worse than the stomach problems, is that I started to lose my natural perverted nature and unending horniness. My wife was sucking my dick the other day and I was actually thinking “this is kind of boring”. That’s when I knew I had to give it up!
I never knew how important it was for me to always be horny, thinking about sex all day, looking at women and picturing their naked bodies under their clothes, flirting with girls and trying to guess which ones would do me etc. It is the spice of my life and losing interest in that seemed like a very unhealthy and unnatural feeling.
I heard my wife tell her friend one time that having sex with mravg is great because he acts like every time is the first time! Yea, its kind of true. I love it and I crave it and I’m not giving that up!
So my plan is to quit for a while and see how long it takes for my times to go back down and how my attitude and stomach adjust. Then I might go back on to finish the supply I have, and confirm my observations.