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Also known as:

  • Rocks
  • Stones

What is crack?

Freebase and crack are types of cocaine which have been treated to make them smokeable. Crack cocaine is a less pure version of freebase cocaine and comes as small, dirty white/light brown rock-like pieces. Crack has a more powerful high than cocaine and is even more addictive.

Crack is smoked in a pipe, glass tube, plastic bottle, or from foil. Some people inject it.

What’s the attraction?

A hit comes on fast, usually within a minute or two, making you feel euphoric, full of energy, confident, talkative and physically strong. It stops you feeling hungry or tired and kills pain.

Effects of smoking crack last for 2-15 minutes .

Sex on crack

Crack can make you feel physically strong, horny, more sexually aggressive or confident and with more stamina for longer sessions. Your sense of touch can be heightened, and you might get longer, stronger orgasms.

As your inhibitions are lowered, you might be more likely to have unsafe sex.

Cocaine’s painkilling effects can lead to rougher sex, making your cock and arse sore or bleed. You might not notice this damage but it makes it easier for HIV, hepatitis C and other infections to be passed on.

Problems getting a hard-on, difficulty coming and a lower sex drive can be other side effects, especially if the dose is big or you take it for a long time.

Rougher, longer sex sessions mean there is more risk of condoms breaking, so putting a fresh one on after fucking for about 30 minutes is recommended.

Last review: 24/08/2018
Next review: 24/08/2021