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Also known as:

  • K
  • Special K
  • vitamin K

What is Ketamine?

K is an anaesthetic and is sometimes referred to as ‘horse tranquiliser’. It’s one of the chems used in clubs or during sex.

Ketamine can come as a powder or a liquid that’s dried to make the powder.

As a powder, K can be snorted, which is known as a bump, or added to drinks.

You should not mix K with alcohol or GBL as the drugs can greatly amplify the effects of one another.

K can be smoked if the powder’s mixed in a joint with cannabis and tobacco. Ketamine powder can also be mixed with water and injected into a muscle, but never a vein. K can also come as a pill.

What’s the attraction?

Ketamine can boost your energy levels in small doses or make you feel high, numb, cut off from your body or in a dreamy, floating state.

K can cause hallucinations and an out-of-body experience that can feel like you’re entering a different reality or meeting God or aliens.

The effects last 45-90 minutes if snorted, and up to three hours if injected or swallowed.

Sex on ketamine

Although ketamine can make you feel horny, it can make it difficult to get a hard-on or come.

K can be used by guys who are into getting fisted as it relaxes the arse muscles.

As the drug makes you feel pain less, rough sex can lead to damage inside your arse or cuts and bleeding that aren’t noticed. This may mean more risk of HIV, hepatitis C and other infections being passed on.

Ketamine can lower your inhibitions, which might lead to unsafe sex.

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