By Serge Kreutz
Bromocriptine is a well-established drug for two conditions, increased levels of the hormone prolactine and parkinsonism. The best-known brand name is Parlodel. Bromocriptine also has a sexuality enhancing effect, though it is not commonly sold for that purpose. Nevertheless, there is little doubt that in many people, bromocriptine will increase sexual response.
The sexually enhancing effect of bromocriptine is very different from the effect of sildenafil citrate. The sildenafil works primarily on the sexual organ, providing chemically for better rigidity, or some rigidity in the first place. Bromocriptine, on the other hand, primarily works on the brain, making a person more receptive for sexual stimulation and creating a frame of mind for more powerful orgasms. Both effects are a logical consequence of the way, bromocriptine is traditionally used to lower levels of the hormone prolactin, and to increase levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
High levels of prolactin are associated with a decreased sex drive. So, by lowering levels of prolactine, especially when they are high, bromocriptine is regularly credited with increasing the interest in sex.
While the increase in sex drive caused by bromocriptine may be hard to measure, the effect on orgasms is more obvious. A considerable number of people who have tried bromocriptine have reported that orgasms become more powerful ironically because they are better controlled. There may be several almost-orgasms before the real orgasm happens, and the real orgasm may be accompanied by a histamine reaction which is more clearly felt (stuffed nose).