Recreational cannabis users have long-linked pot and heightened sexual ecstasy, and now researchers are fervently trying to determine if such claims can be backed up by scientific evidence. It’s well-known that too much cannabis can leave people too lethargic to function and may also lead to diminished sexual function in males. But multiple studies are suggesting that smaller doses of weed taken before sex could be a major libido-booster.
Sex and Mary Jane
The Pharmalogical Research Journal recently published a study to determine the aphrodisiac potential of pot and found that 70 percent of people who smoke before doing the wild thing experienced “enhancement in pleasure and satisfaction.” The study reported,
The identification of THC and later on, the discovery of the ECS have opened a potential therapeutic target for sexual dysfunctions, given the partial efficacy of current pharmalogical treatment.
The sex-enhancing effects of cannabis didn’t differ much between men and women, which gives everyone an equal opportunity for better sex. Nick Karas, author of The Passionate High – A Lovers Guide to Cannabis has built an entire business based on the premise of microdosing weed to enhance your sex life. He told Leafly,
When incorporating the right strain, dosage, and intention, cannabis users report that it increases sexual stamina and skill, awakens creativity, prolongs orgasms and intensifies the emotional bonding between partners.
Just a little bit
The researchers from the University of Catania in Italy and Masaryk University in the Czech Republic were initially interested in settling the abundance of contradictory claims made when it comes to cannabis and sex.
While women don’t tend to report diminished sexual function as a result of smoking cannabis, the same can’t be said for some men. Healthline reported,
Smoking can damage your blood vessels and ED is often a result of poor arterial blood supply to the penis.
However, the researchers emphasize that THC in small doses can have the opposite effect. Wayne Koff, CEO, and president of the Human Vaccine Project also documented in 1974 that the key to utilizing cannabis as a sexual stimulator was to remember that dosage is an important factor. A single joint was enough for a pleasurable experience, while anything more became detrimental to the experience.
Given the prevalence of popular sexual-enhancement drugs like Viagra, ExtenZe, and even natural products that stimulate the female libido, we have to wonder whether using cannabis as a tool for better sex might open the floodgates for greater acceptance overall. Should states move to add sexual dysfunction to the list of qualifying conditions?