Some experts have cautioned against excessive and sometimes unprescribed use of sex stimulants in view of its health implications.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that sex stimulants could be found in orthodox and natural forms, including herbs, foods and fruits.
NAN reports that sex stimulants have become popular in the quest to get sexual satisfaction, improve poor marital relationships and, in some cases, to improve self-esteem.
Some experts have, however, cautioned that continuous usage and abuse of sex stimulants could lead to addiction and damage to the nerves.
A Relationship Counsellor, Agboola Odunfa, said sexual performance and libido are determined most times by a person’s emotional and mental health.
Odunfa said: “Once you’re able to establish that mentally and emotionally you cannot cure it, then sexual stimulants may be suggested.
“For me, it is not necessary.
“I don’t allow anything to get into my brain.
“It’s not a competition.
“I do not need to impress anyone sexually.”
Odunfa cautioned against the use of sexual stimulants to avoid dependence on it.
Nsikak Udo-Etuk, Pharmacist, Whitewood Pharmacy, Festac Town, Lagos, said sex stimulants are supportive measures both males and females resort to in order to satisfy their partners.
Udo-Etuk said: “To be realistic, there is stress all over; the stress of work, staying in traffic for long periods and meeting up financially.
“By the time they get home and want to have sex, they cannot satisfy their partners, so they resort to it.”
He advised that people should find ways to de-stress and reduce their use of sexual stimulants to avoid addiction.
He said: “It’s not even about using the wrong ones.
“If they keep indulging in it, it may cause damage to their nerves, inability to concentrate or problems with their heart.
“Eventually, they will not be able to have sex without the aid of those things; they cannot do it naturally anymore.”
Abdulazeez Mohammed, popularly known as Abdul among his customers, deals in Kayan Mata, sexual enhancement for women.
Mohammed said herbal sexual enhancers are safer because they are natural.
He noted that majority of the issues men have sexually were related to their excessive intake of sugar, infections, cold, diabetes, high blood pressure and haemorrhoids.
He said the treatment plan for most of his customers, whether male or female, was to treat the underlying cause, which when achieved takes care of their sexual challenges.
Mohammed cautioned users to desist from using prescriptions from social media platforms and seek the opinion of experts in the field to avoid misdiagnosis and wrong prescriptions.