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Study: Cannabis Improves Sex Lives

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By    |   Wednesday, 07 August 2019 03:29 PM

Smoking pot can boost your sex life. That is the conclusion of several studies that reveal marijuana can enhance romance by improving the quality and quantity of sex.

Researchers revealed in a study published recently in the "Journal of Sexual Medicine" that "Marijuana appears to improve satisfaction with orgasm. A better understanding of the role of the endocannabinoid system in women is important, because there is a paucity of literature, and it could help lead to development in treatments for female sexual dysfunction."

Because sexual dysfunction affects almost half of women, this discovery might open the door to how cannabis can heal their sex lives. The researchers found, out of 373 participants, 68.5% of the women who reported using marijuana before sexual activity had an overall more pleasurable experience, 60.6% experienced increased libido, and 52.8% reported stronger orgasms.

According to Dr. Monica Grover DO, of Asira Medical in New York, who is double board certified in Family Medicine and Gynecology and conducted her own research into this connection, "Consumption of small quantities of marijuana prior to sex may increase libido in female patients, which in turn can release positive endorphins and increase vaginal lubrication." She reveals to Forbes, while study results may vary, in her experience, the anecdotal evidence of her own patients has been positive.

And, according to an article in Cosmopolitan, the benefits do not only affect women. Men report smoking pot before intercourse tends to slow down time, making orgasms last longer. They also report smoking marijuana increases sexual stamina.

In another article published in Forbes, researchers Dr. Michael L. Eisenberg and Dr. Andrew J. Sun, both with the Department of Urology at Stanford University in California, set out to find what effect marijuana has on male sexual and reproductive function. Their results showed, "Marijuana use is independently associated with increased sexual activity and does not impair sexual function." In fact, they found daily users across all demographic groups reported have 20% more sex than those who never used cannabis.

Earlier this year, new research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health conducted at the Fertility Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital, showed men who smoked marijuana at some point in their lives, had "significantly higher concentrations of sperm when compared with men who have never smoked marijuana."

The study also showed, those who smoked the most had greater serum testosterone levels.

"We found that low levels of marijuana use could benefit sperm production because of its effects on a endocannabinoid system," lead author Feiby Nassan said.

However, all experts warn having too many tokes can actually derail the sexual experience.

"At really high doses of cannabis, people can withdraw into their own head and essentially forget what they are doing, and it's no longer a mutual experience, and often just ceases to happen," Boston-based doctor Dr. Jordan Tishler said.

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