Use Marijuana? You’re Likely to Have More Sex Than Your Abstaining Counterparts
Karyn Wagner, whose Humboldt collective began marketing a marijuana strain called Sexxpot in 2015, said dispensary buyers scoffed when she pitched them the product aimed at increasing the female libido. Today, she may be having the last laugh. [Photo provided by Karen Wagner]
We don’t want you to get too excited but, a Stanford University study published online today in the Journal of Sexual Medicine,
found “marijuana users had significantly higher sexual frequency compared with never users.” In fact, in spite of worries about marijuana use affecting sexual ability, the study found that not only is consuming marijuana “associated with increased sexual frequency…[it] does not appear to impair sexual function.”
According to an article in EurekaAlert, a science news site,
In addition, the trend remained even after accounting for subjects’ use of other drugs, such as cocaine or alcohol. This, Eisenberg said, suggests that marijuana’s positive correlation with sexual activity doesn’t merely reflect some general tendency of less-inhibited types, who may be more inclined to use drugs, to also be more likely to have sex. In addition, coital frequency rose steadily with increasing marijuana use, a dose-dependent relationship supporting a possible active role for marijuana in fostering sexual activity.
The reason for this correlation is unknown but, it is intriguing. NPR, the Washington Post, and Forbes among others are all are reporting on the story if you want to check this out more fully.