And here we have an example of your perspective making all the difference: a Reddit user complains that Adderall makes him “turn gay.” No, kid, what’s really happening is that the baggage you carry from your sober life is preventing you from accepting that you’re queer.
The problem is, each time I’ve taken it, I’ve gotten 0 work done and instead obsessively searched gay porn and even went so far as to make a Fetlife profile to try to meet people. This binge would go on for almost 24 hrs, I literally won’t sleep and will just stay on my computer looking up gay porn. All interest in straight porn is gone, and I just want to do gay things, have gay thoughts.
But once the drug wears off, I go back to normal and feel very disturbed for what I’d done. I’m back to liking girls, and only girls again.
Let’s assume for the moment that this post is in fact true. There’s a simple explanation here, which is that sometimes he likes boys and sometimes he likes girls. And what a shock, changing your brain chemistry results in changes in thought processes! Mystery solved.
The commenters have responded to this poor confused college student with an appropriate roll of the eyes. “Adderall dosnt make you gay, you’re probably just bisexual. Idk try sleeping with a dude I bet you’ll love it,” says one. Another advises, “Who cares? If you wanna jerk off to gay porn while you’re high then jerk off to gay porn when you’re high and be straight when you’re sober or be gay when your sober too. Just do whatever makes you happy.”
These are wise words, or at least as wise as you’re going to get from the /r/drugs subreddit. Best of luck to this baffled OP, and may he enjoy his pharmaceutically-induced voyage out of whatever weird closet he is in. Hopefully Reddit can help ease his journey.
Speaking of which, whatever happened to that guy last week who always thought he was straight, but met a cute dancer on a train and made his first-ever same-sex date? He promised to update everyone with how it went… and we’re still waiting. Everything in Reddit is definitely a true story.
Adderall – especially at higher doses – can make a person horny, impulsive and uninhibited. This guy might be straight but enjoy indulging his gay sex fantasies when he’s loosened up, so to speak. Doesnt mean he is gay or would act on making his fantasies happen in real life. Probably most if not all of my past sexual experiences with straight guys have been courtesy of chemical lubricants of one sort or another. Adderall is like cocaine. Stuff ends up happening that might not have otherwise.
Ha! this is obviously a plant by Fetlife to get more traffic. And I admit it worked! Never heard of the site, but had me curious enough to go check it out…
I can understand.
I am myself kind of a diagnosed bipolar (but the not severe kind that do not require treatment), and the hypersexuality makes you explore fetishes that just seem more boring when you are not in hyper phase. Nothing wrong with that (eventhough this guy seems to not manage it well).
I did a quick Google Search and it seems Adderal and gay urges are not uncommon LMAO.
I love you, Queerty.
As I said in a recent user survey for Queerty, the use of reddit and whisper as the basis for “articles” undermines any pretense of actual journalism on this site. It becomes ‘infotainment’ like FOX, TMZ, People, National Enquirer and so on.
Anyone who creates a fetlife profile (which is overwhelmingly heterosexual and bi) was familiar with the demi-monde long before they took Adderall!
Adderall is a mixture of 2.5mg each of 4 amphetamine salts
Amphetamine Asparate Monohydrate
The usual therapeutic dose for ADHD is 10mg to 30mg total per day given in 2 doses.
That makes the usual dose equal to about 2 – 6 cups of coffee…
That will make you jittery, you might have insomnia and your appetite may be less than usual. In other words, you’ll be grumpy and you’ll lose weight.
That is supposed to “turn him gay?”
Well if you don’t like what it does to you, stop using it and get a new Rx from your doctor.
And if you do like it, then what’s the bid deal?
@WEBOne: Maybe to start but the usual maintenance dose is between 40-60 mg daily. Its not uncommon in college to supplement a legit prescription with extra bought from other students. In that case 90-120 mg some days if the user wants to stay up all night to party or finish something due the next day. 60mg and above can provide a good kick well beyond coffee lol – especially for someone nt in the habit of taking it regularly or every day. Sex all night is a frequent side effect of Adderall on high but not excessively so dose.
That sounds exactly like my life as a teenager in 1958 except I didn’t need adderall to set me off.
Chemical disinhibition is not uncommon. Keep in mind that men are taught to hide aspects of themselves from a young age, including emotion. If that emotion includes an emotional attachment to another male, they are told “it’s not right”.
Virtually all straight-identifying guys can be disinhibited.
@WEBOne: In other words, you’ll be grumpy and you’ll lose weight. That is supposed to “turn him gay?”
So it makes you skinny and mean? That sounds about right.
I kid, I kid.
There’s a Bill Cosby joke in there somewhere. Other than that the usual eye roll inducing straight worship is tiresome.
That connection is well known with crystal meth. I know that adderall and meth are closely related but didn’t know adderall had the same effect.
@Granny Spoth: I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say “kind of” bipolar is much like being “kind of” pregnant. You either are or you aren’t.
As a gay man on Aderall, I can shed some light on this. He’s right, amphetamines in high doses make a man horny and kinky, gay porn is kinkiest, so you’re pulled by your inner lust, in that direction. Likely, because you have those desires in you already. I’m guessing, you’re not using a subscribed dose, but more.
You’re experiencing more like a street meth experience than a therapy dose, and you’re hyper focusing on your dick, instead of your homework. Lower the dose. ?
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