Did we just read this correctly? Cannabis use has a positive correlation to increased libido? That can’t be right. That would mean all those other things you told us about cannabis could be wrong too… 🤯
Thank you GrowthOp for sharing this little gem. We have all heard or seen those cannabis infused adult products, but would you try one?
What cannabis is doing to your sex life, according to science
For one thing, it’s making your sperm swim faster
If the increasing availability of cannabis sex products are to be believed, weed is rapidly joining wine, oysters and chocolate in the realm of things that couples consume before they bone.
But what is weed actually doing to your wood? Below, a summary of the best available science on what how your cannabis use is affecting your sex life.
Stoners have more sex
A 2017 study out of Stanford University surveyed more than 50,000 men and women about the various things they put in their body, be it drugs or the anatomies of others. What they discovered was that anybody who used pot more than once a week also showed a “significantly higher sexual frequency.” “Marijuana use is independently associated with increased sexual frequency and does not appear to impair sexual function,” concluded researchers. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the pot is causing all the extra sex, per se. It may just mean that the same person with a bong on their coffee table is a bit more freewheeling when it comes to hookups.
Pot makes the sex better
After patients kept reporting that pot was making their vaginas work better in the bedroom, Missouri gynecologist Becky Lynn decided to put it to the test. “The internet is rife with claims regarding the ability of marijuana to improve the sexual experience however scientific data is lacking,” reads her study, published in 2017 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Lynn found that the internet claims were actually kind of correct. Of 38 respondents who had smoked up before having sex, 25 reported that the marijuana had made things more pleasurable, and sometimes even made the “vaginal lubrication” a bit more slippery. By far the best effects were in women who had longstanding problems with pain during sex. “Of those 83 per cent reported that pain was decreased by a lot or a moderate amount,” it read.
Pot makes your sperm count better
The internet exploded earlier this month with the news out of Harvard University that pot may actually correlate with stronger sperm. For years, pot use was associated with lacklustre and lethargic sperm. However, Harvard scientists blew that perception out of the water by analyzing 1,143 semen samples from 662 men and finding that the ones from pot smokers were way spermier than those from cannabis teetotallers. “Analysis of the semen samples showed that men who had smoked marijuana had average sperm concentrations of 62.7 million sperm per milliliter of ejaculate while men who had never smoked marijuana had average concentrations of 45.4 million sperm per milliliter of ejaculate,” read a press release. Heavy toking is still believed to be a sperm killer, but researchers surmised that low levels of marijuana could end up being an important fertility drug.
Stoners might actually be having too much sex
Published in the journal Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, this 2017 study found a link between pot use and “hypersexuality.” By definition, a hypersexual is suffering from a compulsive sexual disorder: They use sex as a coping mechanism and can’t stop even if it’s destroying or endangering their life. After surveying a cohort of university students, researchers found that hypersexuals were more likely to have a fair amount of pot use in their past. “Marijuana lifetime use and hypersexuality were significantly and positively related,” it read. However, just like all the above studies, this may be an issue of correlation over causation. Sex addicts might be predisposed to smoking weed, rather than smoking weed causing people to become sex addicts.