Researchers have started to study the link between sexual desire and cannabis, and are getting very interesting results. In a recent study, investigators found that women and men who used marijuana daily had about 20 Percent more sex during the previous 4 weeks than the other couples who abstained from the drug.
This research did not show cause and effect, it raises a very interesting question: What's the connection between marijuana and sex? I direct this and other questions about pleasure and sexual desire in relation to Marijuana to you and your sweetheart. Let's dive in and try to answer your question/s.
Marijuana affects libido in different ways
I know it's still not very clear how marijuana might boost sex drive, but what's the theory behind it all?
"Couple who use marijuana might have more sex because they have less pressure on themselves especially when they are high, so they do not have the same performance anxiety as those who are sober," suggested by sex therapist Amanda Pasciucco, practices in Connecticut, where medical use is legal. "A small amount of marijuana might help increase your ability to communicate your preferences to your partner."
Regular marijuana users have more sex, study says
Sex therapist (Lawrence Siegel) noted that delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol - cannabinoid THC - targets part of our brain associated with sexual arousal.
"Our body's endocannabinoid system is key in regulating things like pain, pleasure, homeostasis and relaxation. Once it is activated by the cannabinoids in marijuana, it leaves users feeling relaxed with decreased pain and increased pleasure," as explained by Peter Barsoom, who is the founder of the company called 1906, aims at taking cannabis mainstream. "It can lead to increased arousal which makes sex even more enjoyable. In others, the main reason is increased pleasurable sensations which can arise with cannabis. This effect i swear it can make sex feel even more enjoyable."
In very rare cases some people can experience increased anxiety when using marijuana, most find it has the opposite effect. "Every person has a unique experience both physically and psychologically, for marijuana to help improve your sexuality, one must find the type(Strain) that works for you," as explained by sexologist Nick Karras, the author of "The Passionate High: A Guide to Using Cannabis For Better Sex and Creativity." "I recommend one to start experimenting with very small amounts, you can try our Rick Simpsons oil, we can try to use different strains whether it's Indica, Sativa or a Hybrid of both until we find the one that works for you"
Delivery and dosage
I would recommend starting out with a very small amount of cannabis and using a specific delivery method. "I definitely recommend a quarter or half rice grain of Cannabis oil as you are learning how to use cannabis because you can overdose can have a very uncomfortable experience," Karras said. About edibles, it's more difficult to control the dose of cannabis in edibles, it could lead to a longer-lasting or unpleasant high.
Marijuana is not a cure-all but it can fix some of the root causes of sexual dysfunction or relationship problems. You can experiment to see whether it gives your sex life a boost and enhances libido, you may find that marijuana is one more way to spice things up.
"Cannabis has been used as an aphrodisiac in many cultures for centuries. In India, it was used as far back as the 7th century. Its use for sexual health was documented in Chinese texts, amongst Germanic tribes and by many African cultures," Barsoom said. Maybe it's high time to add it to the bedroom list.